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CARTO

Quick and easy to use software for XL-80 and XM-60 laser measurement.

CARTO release 3.0

Now compatible with XR20-W to allow rotary axis measurement with an XL-80 or XM-60.

CARTO software suite guides the user through the workflow of the measurement process, from setting up a test to analysing the data.

The intuitive user interface and the flow of the software matches the easy set-up of the XM-60 multi-axis calibrator and XL-80 laser.

As part of our continuous improvement strategy, there will be regular releases of CARTO to add measurement types and features to support XM-60 and XL-80.  See CARTO release comparison tables for more details on XL-80 laser functions in CARTO.

Features and benefits

The CARTO suite is made up of two applications; Capture to collect laser interferometry data and Explore to provide powerful analysis to international standards and more.

CARTO features a database system which automatically stores and organises data for the user.  This simplifies operation and allows users to quickly and easily compare data across multiple machines over time.

Capture

  • Choose between 'target-based mode' or 'free-run mode' ('free-run mode' is only available with XM-60) to suit your application.
  • Automatic sign detection. The directions of measured errors are automatically determined relative to the machines axes, reducing human error.
  • Intuitive user interface allows new users to begin capturing data quickly with minimum fuss.
  • Step-by-step flow for efficient navigation.

Explore

  • Produce customised test reports with only a few clicks using Report builder.
  • Overlay multiple results to see comparisons easily.
  • Produce combined PDF results with all six error channels displayed in the format of the required international standards (available for XM-60 only).
  • Easily import legacy files to the database using file importer function.

Free-run mode (XM-60 only)

  • Two straightness errors and three angular errors are all plotted against linear position.
  • Capture data immediately, without having to define the positions or even the number of targets.  Perfect for on-the-fly investigations.
  • Triggering can be manual (with a key press), automatic (based on stability of position) or continuous (captured during motion at a user-defined interval).
  • Visual adjustments gauges give a live display of each error channel for feedback whilst making adjustments to the machine

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Highlights for CARTO release 3.0

  • New measurement mode for on axis rotary testing, supports both XL-80 and XM-60
  • Rotary part program generation
  • Import of legacy rotary data files into Explore
  • Data analysis for dynamic and flatness measurements captured with LaserXL
  • ISO 10791-4 analysis standard supported for linear measurements

Software download

  • Software download: CARTO 3.0 software suite

    Release 3.0 - Issued June 2018: Combined installer for Capture and Explore in the CARTO software suite: - File importer enables users to transfer files from LaserXL to CARTO.

  • Software release note:  CARTO release 3.0 Software release note: CARTO release 3.0

    Important information concerning installation and use of CARTO version 3.0. It is recommended to read this before downloading or installing software. Supersedes CARTO version 2.2 SP1.

PC requirements

Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 or above, 64 bit operating system recommended, 2 GB available hard disk space, screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or above, PDF viewer. This installer will also install, if not already installed: .NET 4.6.1 and Visual C++ runtimes for 2015 and 2017.