Managing the process

A performance guarantee

Retrofit cabinet back door opened Renishaw believes that CMM retrofit customers have the right to expect the same level of professionalism and quality from a CMM upgrade as they get when they buy a new CMM. Its retrofit service is designed to deliver just that. The first step is a rigorous machine survey designed to assess the mechanical and electrical components of each CMM. Combined with Renishaw's extensive experience with all brands of CMMs, this enables Renishaw to commit to a level of system performance. You will know exactly what to expect from your upgraded CMM before you make any commitment.

Renishaw staff perform an extensive survey to determine the status of all performance critical CMM components. This rigorous approach ensures that the proposed solution will reliably meet your requirements.

‘Plug and play' installation

Renishaw has built up a comprehensive knowledge base of CMM installations, so it can provide a ‘plug and play' solution using its UCC universal CMM controller for most models of CMM.

Renishaw has developed a range of interface panels for common CMMs, enabling the existing ‘umbilical' cable to be plugged straight into UCC controller cabinet, saving many hours of on-site rewiring.

Certified calibration

Renishaw is certified by both UKAS and A2LA to ISO 17025, giving customers confidence in the accuracy of their upgraded machine.

System installation

UCCassist-2 Error Mapping XDZ XL-80

Renishaw have developed sequence based software (UCCassist-2) that controls the installation to ensure that all installations are completed in a consistent manner in accordance with our accredited process.

GMEC - Error map 

The geometric machine error compensation model includes 18 compensation functions, 3  squareness errors and compensation for horizontal arm and large dual drive machines. The error map data software utilises devices such as the Renishaw XL80 laser, electronic levels, Renishaw Machine Checking Gauge (MCG), straight edge and length bars.

The GMEC calculator is a powerful tool for analysis - it has the ability to analyse data collected with many devices, in any location or orientation, within the working volume. Data sets can be stitched together in the event that the CMM axis is longer than the capability of the device, determining the full axis error. Furthermore, it can identify and analyse redundant, bad or inconsistent data.

With the integration of the MCG and the ISO10360 length bar test within the GMEC calculator, the existing error compensation can be updated by analysing the data collected. This ensures optimal metrology performance is achieved.