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  • Laser calibration at the speed of light

    XL-80 for speed of light news article The word “laser” implies “light speed” for the casual listener, but witnessing a bi-directional laser calibration run on just one linear axis of a CNC mill conjures up a completely different image – that of something less than the speed of light. However, a technique that takes advantage of a feature in Renishaw's XL-80 laser interferometer reduces settling time to just 250 milliseconds after each incremental axis move, cutting calibration times by 85-95 percent. In addition to reducing downtime

  • Renishaw launches new CARTO software solution for calibration systems

    CARTO Capture screenshot Renishaw is launching a new free software suite for Renishaw calibration systems at EMO 2015. The suite includes Capture and Explore, which provide data capture and analysis for the XL-80 laser interferometer system. CARTO release 1.1 supports linear, angular and straightness measurement with a choice of keypress, position and remote (TPin) triggering. CARTO features a new database system which automatically stores and organises data for the user, simplifying operation and allowing users to quic

  • XL-80 laser functionality extended to perform diagonal tests

    Diagonal measurement plate Renishaw is launching a Linear diagonal measurement kit at EMO 2015. Laser diagonal tests can be used to measure diagonal positioning and reversal errors in accordance with B5.54 and ISO 230-6 standards.

  • New software extends QC20-W ballbar capability for time based data capture

    Ballbar Trace software Renishaw is introducing Ballbar Trace at EMO 2015; a new time based data capture software package for the company’s QC20-W ballbar which is used to verify the positioning performance of CNC machine tools. The new software is free of charge to existing QC20-W users and opens up many new applications, including static monitoring and data capture for ISO 10791-6, and also reduces test setup time for the system.

  • 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.

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