INTUO™ gauging software for Equator
Simplify and automate the gauging of a wide variety of parts, removing dependence on the skill of manual gauge users.
INTUO™ - easy to program, easy to use
INTUO with Equator™ is an ideal alternative to multiple manual devices such as vernier or digital callipers, micrometres and plug gauges. With many workshops using hundreds of manual gauges, the high speed and repeatability of Equator's automated routines result in a considerable cost saving. INTUO, with minimal training, uses intelligent functions to help the engineer set up gauging of parts in a matter of minutes:
- Re-create the engineering drawing on screen
- Minimal investment in staff training
- A simple, cost effective way to increase gauging consistency, identify parts that are out of tolerance and reduce scrap
Programmer training in one day
INTUO has been through extensive development to make it as simple to use as possible, which means in just a few hours programmers will be ready to inspect production parts. Training is ‘hands-on', using the joystick to take points and rapidly build up the features to be gauged.
INTUO allows the programmer to create gauging routines using just a part with an engineering drawing. Following the alignment of the part, measurement can be completed with the Feature Predict function activated. The programmer uses the joystick to take points on each feature while INTUO does most of the work, by predicting the type of feature, the nominal value and a possible tolerance band. It is then easy to adjust the program to change the number of points taken or to space them evenly.
Dimensions can be added to the measured features, and nominals and tolerances matched to the engineering drawing. INTUO programs run using Organiser, which reports Pass/Fail and measurement data for each part. The Process Monitor function in Organiser displays instant status of feature tolerances, history of gauging on each feature and controls the re-mastering process.
Feature recognition using the joystick
With the Feature Predict function activated, INTUO will recognise the type of feature, nominal value and an expected tolerance band by the position of points and the direction they were taken with the joystick.
Feature Predict will display the feature once a defined number of points have been taken. The minimum number of points for each type of feature can be changed.
Once the feature has been measured, the number of points can be increased and the positions corrected, using the Make function. Values such as plunge, approach, contact and rise can also be adjusted to ensure the probe finds the surface and unwanted collisions are avoided.
Easy manual input of master part actuals
Simply input the actual values for features on the master part, which does not need to be a ‘perfect part'. Required features are measured on a certified device, like a calibrated manual gauge or CMM. The values from this master part inspection report can be manually added to a table in Organiser or to the corresponding field in INTUO.