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IMS Company Profile


Since the acquisition of the Ferranti Metrology Group in 1992, International Metrology Systems (IMS) has been a leader in Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) technology. The Ferranti Metrology Group invented the first CMM technology in 1959 and established a global presence with over 6,000 installations around the world.
Today, IMS continues this proud tradition as an industry innovator, charting new developments in Metrology technology and serving customers throughout the manufacturing sector worldwide

A few of IMS’ renowned leading edge innovations include: Impact Machine (The first and fastest all-aluminum structure CMM); M9 and OnMotion CNC Motion Controller (The first 16 bit and 32 bit transputer-based motion controllers; VIP Multi-Sensor Probe (A fully integrated contact and non-contact combined multi-sensor); Umpire Machine (The world’s first shop floor-based Coordinate Measuring Gage (CMG)); Virtual DMIS Software (The world’s first and still the best Iconized DMIS & CAD-based innovative measurement software); Premier Machine (The world’s first and one-and-only fully carbon fiber-based CMM superstructure); MI series (A state of the art optical/multi-sensor MI series machine that makes even the “Mission Impossible” possible!); Minerva Machine (The first carbon fiber incorporating high accuracy horizontal arm machine at affordable pricing); iChecker series (A full CNC machine which delivers the best price/performance ratio), LaserChecker (A new laser based in-line inspection machine), XCon Controller (A new CNC motion controller) and Virtual Vision+ and Virtual Laser Software (Innovative new software for fast and accurate inspection of non-contactable parts).

IMS worldwide headquarters is located in Hwasung City in South Korea where we have a purpose-built, state of the art manufacturing and R&D facility. For the ongoing developments of its world-renowned Virtual DMIS software and Virtual Laser software, IMS has a team of dedicated metrology software specialists strategically located in Europe, America and Asia.

To serve our customers around the globe, IMS is fully supported by a team of highly trained and experienced distributors and agents over 50 countries. In turn, IMS provides comprehensive assistance to our distributors and agents from our offices and partners in the UK, Korea, USA and China. Driven by a Passion for Perfection, IMS is dedicated to honoring our heritage as the innovator of CMMs and pioneering new developments in cutting-edge metrology technology. The first and still the best, our commitment to superior technology is only matched by our determination for total customer delight.