AxiSet™ Check-Up

AxiSet™ Check-Up, is a new system that offers fast, automated health checks for multi-axis machine tools.

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There has been strong growth in the market for multi-axis machines, however until now, there has been no easy and reliable process for analysing the performance of their rotary axes and identifying problems caused by incorrect machine set-up, collisions or wear.

 

About AxiSet™ Check-Up

Compatible with common formats of 5-axis and multi-tasking machines, AxiSet™ Check-Up provides machine users with a fast and accurate health check of rotary axis pivot points. Alignment and positioning performance checks are carried out rapidly to benchmark and monitor complex machines over time.

With its probing macro software and a dedicated calibration artefact, it provides graphical representations of multi-axis machine performance. It makes PASS or FAIL decisions based on defined tolerances, and allows performance to be tracked over time, using history and comparison functions. All of which helps to identify poor machine alignments and geometry due to machine set-up, collisions or wear.

Performance analysis is reported graphically via Microsoft® Excel®, compared against user defined tolerances and stored for historical comparison. All results can be printed in a standardised report via Microsoft® Word®.

Benefits of AxiSet™ Check-Up 

  • Measure and report multi-axis machine performance in a matter of minutes.
  • Capability to detect and report errors in rotary axis centre of rotation (pivot points) that are critical in 5 axis interpolation.
  • Fully automated probing tests provide accurate and consistent results, avoiding introduced errors associated with manual tests.
  • User defined test angles allow machines to be tested at critical orientations.
  • Tolerance functions increase confidence before critical features are machined.
  • History and comparison functions allow performance to be tracked over time, allowing trends to be monitored and maintenance scheduled.
  • Graphical reports combined with tolerance checking quickly identify changes in performance due to collisions or setting errors.
  • All graphical plots are available in printed reports for record keeping and distribution.

 Circular plot

 Angular plot

 History plot

Circular plot  Angular plot View history 

AxiSet™ Check-Up system components

Macros

Written for a range of CNC controllers, these probing macros are machine specific and available for 5-axis machining centres and multi-tasking mill-turn lathes. These macros drive the machine collecting measurement data.

PC software package

Running in Microsoft® Excel®, the software analyses the probe data, and displays results in various easy to read graphical formats. 

Hardware

A single calibration sphere conveniently mounted on a magnetic base is used as a reference feature for measurements. This simple-to-use artefact ensures that set-up time is kept to a minimum and in most cases does not require fixtures or parts to be removed.

Recommended for use with AxiSet™ Check-Up

Strain gauge probe - For ultimate accuracy, Renishaw recommends the use of strain gauge probes. These include the latest generation of RENGAGE™ probes as well as the widely used MP700 model.

Calibrated test bar - Ensures that AxiSet™ measurements are traceable and comparable to the settings made by machine tool builders.

News release

  • Press release: New system offers fast, automated health check for multi-axis machine tools Press release: New system offers fast, automated health check for multi-axis machine tools

    Renishaw has extended its market leading range of machine tool testing and calibration systems, with AxiSet™ Check-Up, a new cost-effective solution for checking the alignment and positioning performance of rotary axes. In just a few minutes, users of five-axis machining centres and multi-tasking mill-turn machines can now identify and report on poor machine alignments and geometry that can cause extended process setting times, as well as non-conforming parts.

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Marketing literature

Data sheet

  • Data sheet: AxiSet™ Check-Up Data sheet: AxiSet™ Check-Up

    Renishaw’s AxiSet™ Check-Up system is a cost-effective solution for checking the alignment and positioning performance of rotary axes.

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Quick start guide

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Technical articles about machine tool products, systems and probing techniques.

 

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Next steps

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