EasyProbe - probe software for machining centres

Produce simple and fast job set-up and measuring routines with minimal programming skill.

  • Simple programming
  • Work offsets updated for accurate component positioning
  • Results and errors stored in macro variables
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About EasyProbe software

EasyProbe software cycles are designed for use by machine tool operators for simple job set-up and measuring tasks on machining centres. The software can be easily configured, using a supplied install utility, to suit the machine tool configuration.

Probing can either be through use of the machine tool handwheel / jog function with cycles run via manual data input, or through cycles written into a part program and run automatically.

Features and benefits

  • Simple programming - EasyProbe cycles require little programming skill to achieve simple probing tasks
  • Part set-up - work offsets can be updated for accurate component positioning
  • Measurement results and errors are stored in a macro variable list
  • Angle find macro can be used to update a 4th axis or enable G68 co-ordinate rotation

EasyProbe specification

Specification 
Memory requirement6.0 kB
Compatibility

Fanuc Macro B 0MB, 0MC, 6M, 10-15M, 16-21M

Mitsubishi Meldas M3, M310, M320, M330, M520

Yasnac MX3, I80, J50, J300

Haas

Probing cycles featured in the EasyProbe software

EasyProbe offers simple programming for basic workpiece set-up and part inspection tasks.

Angle measure

Easyprobe angle measure cycleThe angle of a surface can be found by running two single surface measure routines, the second with an 'A' input to calculate the angle between the two points.

The angle can then be used to update a 4th axis or enable G68 co-ordinate rotation.

Example 
G65 P9023 Y10.Y- single surface measure P1.
G0 G91 X-50. Y15.Move from P1 to P2. Use either the jog or handwheel mode.
G65 P9023 A160. Y10.Y- single surface P2 measure to find the angle error.
Stored in #144.
G68 G90 X0.R#144Apply rotation.

Bore / boss cycle

Easyprobe bore/boss cycleThis cycle is used to measure the feature width and centre position using four points parallel with the X and Y axes.

The error of size and centre position can be stored or used to update the relevant work offset registers.

This cycle is also used to calibrate the XY axis offsets of a probe and the radii of a probe stylus ball.

Example 
G65 P9023 D50. S59. I50. J50.Set the centre at X=50, Y=50 relative to G59 X0 Y0

EasyProbe sample program

Easyprobe example program inputsSample program and description of all EasyProbe programming terms.

Example
program

 %
 G80 G90 G00
 T01
 M06
 G54 X0 Y0
 G43 H1 Z100.
 G65 P9023 M1. (Switch on probe)
1.G65 P9770 X-10.0 Y10.0 Z-5.0 F1000 (Protected move)
2.G65 P9023 X10.0 S54 (Single surface measure, set G54 X)
3.G65 P9770 Y-10.
4.G65 P9770 X10.
5.G65 P9023 Y10. S54 (Single surface measure, set G54 Y)
6.G0 Z10. (Clearance move)
7.G65 P9770 X50. Y50.
8.G65 P9770 Z-5.
9.G65 P9023 D40. H0.2 (Bore measure)
10.G0 Z20.0
11.G65 P9770 Y90.
12.G65 P9023 Z-20. S54. K5. (Single surface measure, set G54 Z)
13.G28 Z100.
 M30

 

 Program inputs description
A+/A-Angle input for measuring an angle
CIndicates a calibration cycle
DThe nominal size of the feature for measuring a bore/ boss or web / pocket
I+/I-Required X position of the feature when setting a work offset
J+/J-Required Y position of the feature when setting a work offset
K+/K-Required Z position of the feature when setting a work offset
MUsed to control probe switching options
QProbe overtravel distance
R+/R-Radial clearance between the stylus and the side of a feature. Can be negative for an internal web or boss cycle.
SWork offset to be updated for position
X+/X-Approximate distance and direction to X surface
 OR
X1.Indicates measuring a web / pocket in the X axis
Y+/Y-Approximate distance and direction to Y surface
 OR
Y1.Indicates measuring a web / pocket in the Y axis
Z+/Z-Approximate distance and direction to the Z surface

Ordering information

Part numberDescription
A-4010-0001EasyProbe software

Data sheet

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