DELTA SLANT - A new performance standard in gantry CMMs

The DELTA SLANT is a line of gantry coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) that excel in the high-accuracy inspection of large machined parts due to their superior mechanical structure. DELTA SLANT is available in two versions: Classic and Performance. The optional SF-Kit (Shop Floor) is available for the installation of both Classic and Performance models for use in a workshop environment.

For over 40 years DEA has been the unrivalled market leader in gantry coordinate measuring machines. In 1963, the name DEA was established with the pioneering ALPHA gantry CMM. In the decades since, ever-advancing technology, innovative solutions and constant development in collaboration with customers have led to over 1714 installations worldwide. The gantry architecture is the ideal solution for all measurement applications for large-sized automotive and aerospace components, as well as heavy transportation, communication and satellite equipment. Easy loading and integration with part transportation systems, ease of access to the measuring volume, and world class dynamic and accuracy performance are just some of the most prized capabilities of the Hexagon gantry line. 

DELTA SLANT is a line of large gantry CMMs that combine high throughput, accuracy and repeatability with excellent reliability when operating in an open shop environment. Advanced mechanical structure, dual encoder on the main carriage, high-stiffness silicon carbide ram for the Performance version and high-resolution certified scales are essential features that make this line the ideal system for inspecting and digitising large precision components.

Two versions are available: DELTA SLANT Classic and DELTA SLANT Performance, with superior dynamic and accuracy performances. Both versions can be equipped with the optional SF-Kit (Shop-Floor). The structural thermal compensation, thermally insulated covers and forced-air circulation in the machine frame allow operation and high accuracy performance at ambient temperature varies between 16 and 26 °C.
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  • Structural temperature compensation on all models
  • Mobile X-traverse with patented Slant architecture
  • New strengthened shoulder design
  • Low-mass aluminium alloy moving members
  • Continuous axes motion interpolation (FLY mode)
  • High throughput non-contact sensor options
  • Optional HH-ACW-43MW continuous wrist

Measuring Range (in mm)




2500 - 3000 - 3500 - 4000

3300 - 5100 - 6300 - 8000

2000 - 2500 - 3000

Accuracy (µm):MPEE= from 3.8 + 3.5 L/1000

Gantry Coordinate Measuring Machines brochure
DEA Delta Slant Data Sheet
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