AURORA, IL--Mitutoyo America Corp. announces a new sales program based on packaging select Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) and vision systems with related equipment and service packages at no extra cost over the price of the base machine. By closely listening to the cost of ownership and simplified buying desires of metrology equipment buyers over the last 50 years, Mitutoyo's new Gold Care program packages peripheral equipment and multi-year service packages (representing an overall $15,000+ savings) with a larger select group of these types of machines. The program launched Jan. 1, 2013 and is available to U.S.-based companies served by Mitutoyo America for a limited time period throughout the year.
Measuring machines included in this program includes:
CNC CMMs: CRYSTA-Apex S CNC Series (500/700/900/1200 Models) 
Manual CMMs: CRYSTA-Plus Series (400/500/700 Models) 
Vision Machines: QV-Apex Pro, QV-Apex TP Systems
CNC CMMs and Vision Machines offer a Gold Care package that includes:
A "Second Year" extended warranty covering all labor and part costs (industry standard is one year) 
A two year "Bronze" calibration agreement (A2LA Accredited) (Calibration agreement not applicable to Manual CMM models) 
A five year technical phone support program covering all of the machine's software needs (explaining specific product information and answering technical support questions) 
Mitutoyo's exclusive MeasurLink Pro Edition software package (the industry standard in data 
management for quality professionals) (MeasurLink not applicable to Manual CMM models.)
Workholding solutions: 
FOR CMMs: Mitutoyo's own Eco-Fix Fixturing System (a plug and play work-holding solution that's simple to use and labor saving) 
FOR VISION MACHINES: Mitutoyo's Opti-Fix® Fixturing System (helps to facilitate workholding and faster throughput)
Measurement devices: 
FOR CMMS: Our Starter Stylus Kit (multiple probes and extensions for touch applications) 
FOR VISION SYSTEMS with Touch Probes: Our Starter Stylus Kit (multiple probes and extensions for touch applications)