For larger workpieces and higher accuracy requirements, the influence of temperature must be estimated or corrected[13]. If there is no temperature compensation, measurement is usually only useful under measuring room conditions. In this context, it is particularly important for the user to estimate the temperature influences. The influencing parameters in the measuring machine, in particular the expansion behaviour of the scales, must be taken into account. As a rule, these are not known exactly to the user.
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Machines
 Coordinate measuring machines with XY table
 Coordinate measuring machines with guideways in a single plane
 Coordinate measuring machines with bridge
 Coordinate measuring machines with rotary axes
 Coordinate measuring machines for twodimensional measurements
 Coordinate measuring machines with Xray tomography
 Coordinate measuring machines for special applications
 Sensors
 Software
 Special characteristics
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