Inspection Plus - software for machining centres
Macro software incorporating vector and angle measure, print options and an extended range of cycles.
About Inspection Plus
Inspection Plus provides an integrated package of macro software that includes vector and angle measure options, print options (controller dependent) and an extended range of cycles.
Inspection Plus includes an SPC cycle, 1-touch or 2-touch probing options, tool offset compensation by percentage of the measured error, and output of data stored into an accessible variable stack.
Features and benefits
Compared to the more basic Inspection software:
Inspection Plus cycles
3 point bore / boss cycle
Measure a bore or boss using three points at any angle
4th axis measure cycle
Compensate for 4th axis alignment
Angled surface cycles
Vector measurement of angled surface and co-ordinate rotation
Vector measurement example
Angle measurement example
Angled web / pocket cycle
Measure the width of an angled web / pocket feature
Bore / boss cycle
Measure the size and position of a bore or boss
Bore / boss on a P.C.D.
Find the size and position of a pitch circle diameter through four holes or bosses
Feature to feature
Find the distance between two measured features
Internal / external corner cycle
Measure the position of the corner of a workpiece
Internal corner example
External corner example
Stock allowance cycle
Measure a surface with multiple points to accommodate material irregularities
Web / pocket cycle
Measure the width and position of a web or slot
X / Y / Z surface measure
Measure the position of a plane surface
1-touch and 2-touch probing explained
The accuracy of a probe measurement depends on the speed with which the machine tool control samples the probe output. If the sample rate is low, then probing moves must be slow to avoid measurement uncertainty.
On machines fitted with high speed probe inputs (sample time less than 1 ms), a 1-touch probing cycle is the quickest way to get an accurate reading.
These simple cycles involve driving the probe stylus onto the surface in one rapid motion. The high speed input ensures a reliable indication of the surface position.
Renishaw 1 touch cycles include false trigger recovery.
On machines fitted with standard probe inputs (sample time more than 1 ms), a 2-touch probing cycle is the quickest way to get an accurate reading.
These cycles involve driving the probe stylus to find the surface in one rapid motion. This gives an approximate location for the surface. The cycle automatically backs the stylus off the surface by a small distance, and then drives it back onto the surface at a slower speed. This second measurement move is used to take the accurate reading.