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The essence

of 10 years experience
    in machine calibration.


increased angular range


reduced mass


reduced size


increased dynamics


shop floor ready


The Next Generation

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Small and medium-sized machine tools
Perfect geometries for perfect parts
  • Geometric analysis and compensation of 2–5 axis machines
  • Compensation values for the linear and rotation axes
  • Semiautomatic measurement
  • Increase of geometry accuracy by 70% on average
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Large machine tools
Highest precision even in case of large working volumes
  • Compensation of all geometry deviations in the entire working volume
  • Unique measurement principle realizes unrivaled accuracy
  • Compensation values for the linear and rotation axes
  • Minimum time effort compared to conventional measurement devices
Application Product
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Coordinate measurement machines
Detection and compensation of all geometric deviations
  • Unrivaled accuracy for testing and calibration
  • Semiautomatic measurement
  • For CMM producers, users with many CMMs and service providers
  • Applicable for CMMs with midsize and large measurement volumes
Application Product
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Etalon offers system solutions for the accurate and full geometric analysis, monitoring and accuracy improvement of machine tools, measuring machines robots and structures. Innovative technologies make Etalon products efficient and easy to use. Etalon customers are companies from mechanical engineering, industrial instrumentation, automotive and aerospace industry and the research sector.
  • LaserTRACER-NG
    The LaserTRACER was developed for the calibration of high accuracy measuring machines and machine tools. It is a self tracking laser interferometer with a resolution of 1 nanometer. The laserbeam tracks automatically a reflector and determines the distances with highest accuracy in all directions.
  • Absolute Multiline Technology
    Absolute Multiline Technology
    The Absolute Multiline Technology is a pioneering solution to the precision measurement of lengths up to 30 m with a measurement uncertainty of 0.5 µm per meter. A single system can drive up to 124 measurement channels, depending on the system configuration. Simultaneously!
  • LineCAL®
    The interferometer based measurement system LineCal® is addressed to manufacturers of compact multi-sensor measurement systems, coordinate measurement machines and machine tools who want to calibrate their machines fast and very precisely prior to delivery.
  • LaserTRACER-MT
    After setting new standards in the calibration of machine tools and coordinate measurement machines with the active LaserTRACER system, we are extending our product range with a new LaserTRACER system which is specially designed for small and middle-sized machine tools.
  • Absolute Multiline for the Giant Magelan Telescope

    The Giant Magelan Telescope is one of the most ambitious science projects in the world. In August, Etalon delivered an Absolute Multiline System to the Giant Magelan Telescope Organisation (GMTO). The system is planned to be used to monitor and pre-set the orientation

  • Etalon at EMO and Westec

    Trade show month September: Etalon will exhibit at the EMO, the worldwide leading show for machine tools. In addition, Etalon North America will also be at the Westec show to serve our US customers. Please visit us in Hanover or Los Angeles and make an appointment here!

  • LineCAL®: Product launch at Control

    Etalon AG will launch its new interferometer based measurement system LineCal® during the Control show. The LineCal® system is addressed to manufacturers of compact multi-sensor measurement systems, coordinate measurement machines and machine tools who want to calibrate their machines fast and very precisely

  • LaserTRACER-NG for High-End Manufacturing

    The German High-End company Praewest located in Bremen is specialized in the 5-axes milling of complex parts. For a significantly improved machine accuracy the company invested in an Etalon LaserTRACER-NG. Volumetric deviations are measured

  • Review Etalon Forum

    The 3rd Etalon Forum took place November 3rd and 4th with over 100 paricipants from 14 countries. The event covered accuracy, compensation and monitoring of CMM and machine tools as well as challenging metrology tasks in industry and research.

  • International Etalon Forum 3. – 4. November 2016

    To celebrate our 12th anniversary, we are organizing a professional event focussing on “Controlling the micron in industry and research” in cooperation with our customers and partners. The event targets technical experts and decision makers from

  • Deformation measurement on large telescope in Chile

    Two astronomy telescopes with extreme dimensions are currently under development: The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) and the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). To monitor the relative mirror location under different operating conditions, Etalons Absolute Multiline

  • Control 26.–29.April in Stuttgart

    In neuem Design aber an gewohnter Stelle finden Sie unseren Messestand in diesem Jahr wieder in Halle 3, Stand 3215. Neben unseren Systemen zur Maschinenkalibrierung und Überwachung werden wir neue Anwendungen der Absolute Multiline Technologie vorstellen.

  • Etalon goes US!

    January 12th Etalon North America Inc. was established. Out of Seattle we are aiming to serve the North American Market better. With its strong Aerospace and HighTech Industry the market opens up strong opportunities for our products. The appointed General Manager Bruce Fiander

  • Etalon is PACMAN partner

    Together with renowned European research institutes and other manufacturers of innovative metrology Etalon is partner of the EU funded doctoral program PACMAN (Particle Accelerator Components Metrology and Alignment to the Nanometer scale). In this project young researchers

  • ISO TR 16907 “Numerical Compensation” published

    After many years of intensive work the international experts from  ISO TC 39 have published TR 16907 „Machine tools – numerical compensation of geometric errors“ . The document defines the terminology and outlines the benefits and limitations of numerical compensation, furhermore

  • Etalon at the control show in Stuttgart 5.–8. May

    This year Etalon is represented once more at the world’s most important exhibition of industrial measurement technology. Please visit us in hall 3 at booth 3215 to discuss your metrological requirements.  Please contact us, if you want to make an appointment and get a free ticket!

  • LaserTRACER at AUDI

    At AUDIs headquarter in Ingolstadt the LaserTRACER is replacing the ballbar for the monitoring of coordinate measuring machines (CMM). Furthermore, compensation of CMM is carried out by own staff – with great success! Read the application story in the German magazine QZ .

  • World debut at trade show AMB

    At the trade show AMB (Sept. 16–20), Etalon has presented a new LaserTRACER: The LaserTRACER-NG. The entirely redesigned system consolidates Etalon’s experiences gained during the last ten years of machine calibration. The system is smaller, weighs less and offers a larger angular range.

  • Etalon at AMB in Stuttgart

    From 16th to 20th September the AMB, the second biggest metall working exhibition in Germany takes place in Stuttgart. You can meet us and see our products in hall 4 booth C31.We look forward to your visit.

  • Case study about Etalon’s LaserTRACER-MT

    “Squeezing out the last micron” is the title of an application report published by the magazine Optik&Photonik. The article provides a look behind the scenes of the machine tool manufacturer Alzmetall.

  • New software release

    We have released the next version of our software for calibration of 3-5 axes machines. The new release has a vast number of improvements regarding measurement planning, data acquisition, evaluation and reporting. Customer feedback has consequently been implemented 

  • Sales and Service in Spain

    With a consortium consisting of the renown technology center Tekniker and the established supplier for optical metrology Metronic, Etalon now has established a powerful partnership to serve Spanish industry.

  • Etalon cooperates with CERN

    Etalon is proud to be a member of an international consortium  that was formed to build the metrology for the next generation of linear collider CLIC. The technical goal of the program “PACMAN” is to develop high accuracy metrology and alignment tools and integrate them in a single automatic test stand.