Meax® MT20

Effective horizontal lathes on turning centres

MEAX ®MT20 is a complete product package for checks in horizontal lathes / turning centers.


The tailored software guides you through the measurements, allowing MEAX MT20 to be used by anyone. The measurements are made by connected the wireless sensors to the MEAX display unit, which displays the result directly. The measurements can be saved and then be transferred to create additional report.
The Meax MT20 system comes in a small robust case which is easy to carry around with you.


Meax® MT20

Features Meax® MT20

# Quick installation
no settings, no adjustments of lasers, no control of centre.

# Wireless
Enable rotating the machine spindle during the measuring process. Doors can be closed when measuring.

# 2-axis sensors
MEAX MT20 reads two angles in the same measurement.

Several results available from one measurement

# Logical interface
Easy-to-understand user interface. Guides you through the measurements

# Portable
Robust trolley bag that make it convenient to transport and carry!

# IP65-classed
Water and dust resistant


The MEAX MT20 can be used by anyone for machine measuring, thanks to its user-friendly interface.


To check that the machine’s movements run straight without any pitch and roll, a solution with multiple sensors is required.

The MEAX LR sensor is positioned on the machine bed and the LM sensor is fitted to the tool holder using the attachment supplied. The SR sensor is mounted in the main spindle and the MEAX SM sensor in the tool holder.
The result is displayed as a set of measured points along the length of the movement.

In this way MEAX MT20 checks the straightness of the machine’s movement, at the same time as measuring the angular deviation of the movement in relation to the machine bed. The result is displayed in both graphic and text form, and can easily be exported via USB.

Spindle direction

Because deviations in spindle direction impact on the machined part, it is important that this can be easily measured. You check the deviation via four measured points in two positions along the Z axis. By rotating the laser in the spindle and moving the MEAX SM sensor along the Z axis, you obtain result for parallel alignment between the rotational axis of the spindle to the 2-axis movement. The results are displayed in graphic form in two directions: at square and parallel to the machine bed and in parallel with it.


Measuring and adjusting the tool holder

Using the MEAX SR and SM sensors, you can measure alignment
between the main spindle and the tool holder to quickly set a zero point in the tool holder.

The measuring instrument guides you through the entire measuring process. The software shows you how to take measurements in four rotation positions and then calculates a result that shows the angular error and centre deviation between spindle and tool holder. Adjustments can then be made in the live function unique to MEAX.


Measuring squareness

By fitting a prism to MEAX SR, you can measure whether the machine’s movements are square with each other. The measurement is performed in two steps: first by measuring the X axis and then the Z axis. The software helps you perform the measurement; you will see the angle deviation directly. The customized fixture makes it easy to fit the sensors, thus ensuring a correct result.

Technical Specification

Meax® SM/SR

Housing material: Anodized Aluminum and ABS plastic
Operating Temp: 15 to 30°C ( 59 to 86°F)
Weight: 306 g (10.9 oz)
Dimensions: 82mm x 86mm x 33mm (3.2 in x 3.4 in x 1.3 in)
Environmental protection: IP 65
Laser: 650 nm class II diode laser
Laser power: < 1mW
Measure distance: Up to 5 m
Detector: 2-axis PSD
Detector size: 16mm x16mm (0.6in x 0.6in )
Detector resolution: 1µm
Measurement accuracy: 1% ± 3 µm
Inclinometer resolution: 0.01°
Inclinometer accuracy: ± 0.1°
Communication range: 10 m (33 ft)
Power supply: High performance Lithium
Ion battery or external power
Battery charging time (system off, room temp): 8 h
Battery LED indicators: Unit state, laser transmission, battery status and Bluetooth

Meax® LM/LR

Operating Temp: 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F)
Storage Temp: -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F)
Relative humidity: 10 – 90%
Weight: 386 g (13.6oz)
Dimensions: 77mm x 84mm x 45mm
(3.0 in x 3.3 in x 1.8 in)
Environmental protection: IP 65
Inclinometer: High performance MEMS inclinometers
Calibrated measuring range: ±50mm/m
Internal resolution: 0.001mm/m
Displayed resolution:* 0.001 mm/m
Inclinometer accuracy: 1% ± 0.005mm/m
Temperature error: 0.015 mm/m/°C
Communication range: 10 m (33 ft)
Warming up time: 30 min
Operating time: 12 hours continuously
Battery Charging time: 8 hours
Wireless communication: Class I Bluetooth transceiver with multi-drop capability.

Display unit

Weight: 1,2 kg (2,6 lbs) with battery
Dimensions: 124 mm x 158 mm x 49 mm (4,9 in x 6,2 in x 1,9 in)
Environmental protection: IP 65 (Dust tight and protect ed against water jets)
Display size: 6,5” (165 mm) diagonal (133 x 100 mm)
Operating time 10 hours continuous use (with 50% LCD backlight)
Environmental protection: IP 65 Battery charging time
(system off, room temperature): 1 hour charge – 6 hours operating time