Marathon Machine Tools owns the latest Renishaw QC20-W ballbar tester with Bluetooth technology and offers you this service to improve your quality control and reduce your machine tool maintenance.


Reduces the potential for component rework and scrap and minimizes machine downtime; reducing your production costs

QC20-W ballbar allows you to manage your CNC machine tools effectively by determining a machine tool’s capabilities before machining and subsequent post-process part inspection.


Enables targeted maintenance

Ballbar 20 software ranks each diagnosed error according to its impact on overall machine accuracy. You can clearly see what is causing the problem and, using the simulator, evaluate possible remedies. If maintenance do need to be called, you have all the information to pinpoint the problem and minimize downtime.


Increases your knowledge of your machine / manufacturing capabilities

Use the right machine for the job – assign specific toleranced jobs to machines capable of holding these tolerances, ensuring that the machine is fit for the required purpose.


Enables scheduled maintenance

With regular testing and using the built-in “History” feature you can even identify potential problems before they become critical and schedule maintenance to minimize disruption.

What does ballbar testing cost?

Although a quality ballbar equipment cost several thousands of dollars, and the expertise of the technicians to perform it is invaluable, you don’t need to spend a fortune on testing your machine. Marathon offers a flat fee of $500.00 per machine, plus travel costs. The test results will be documented with computer graphics and evaluated for your information. Based on the results, you can order the repair straight from the Marathon service manager!