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  • Advanced ballbar training achieves "better than new" machine tool accuracy

    QC20-W wireless ballbar training at Silfex Ballbar testing is nothing new to those who use fleets of machine tools, including people like Wayne Ross and Jacob Hebbeler of Silfex Inc based at Eaton, Ohio. Both have used ballbar analysis to maintain and enhance the accuracy of the plant’s 50+ machines for more than a decade. But, it turns out that experienced ballbar users can still learn a few new tricks that can be transformational to a business.

  • Laser calibration data analysis software brings new levels of functionality and flexibility

    XCal-View error compensation - showing measured data and overlay of expected compensated performance Renishaw’s laser calibration offering has been significantly enhanced with the release of ‘XCal-View’ software, an all new laser data analysis package for use with data captured from the highly successful XL-80 and ML10 laser calibration systems and XR20-W rotary axis calibrator.

  • Critical oil and gas production components rely on metrology systems

    Craig Simpson, Maintenance Technician at FMC Technologies, using the XL-80 laser calibration system to check machine accuracy. For companies operating in the oil and gas equipment-manufacturing sector, recordkeeping and traceability are vital. As part of its company-wide quality protocol, FMC Technologies in Dunfermline, Scotland invests continually in a preventive maintenance programme that employs Renishaw machine tool probes and calibration products to check and verify the dimensional accuracy of its CNC machine tools.

  • New developments in understanding rotary axes performance

    XR20-W rotary axis calibrator off axis Renishaw has further extended its solutions for checking the alignment and positioning performance of machine tool rotary axes with the launch of new off axis rotary software for its XR20-W rotary axis calibrator.

  • Pump manufacturer extends the life of their machine tools and reduces downtime by 10%

    Aquasub AQUATEX centrifugal pump unit The Renishaw QC20-W ballbar system is widely recognised as a preventative maintenance tool for new and installed machines. Aquasub Engineering (Coimbatore, India), part of the Aqua Group, one of the largest pump manufacturing companies in Asia, is using QC20-W ballbar to reduce maintenance costs, increase capacity and reduce scrappage.

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