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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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