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Post-process monitoring

Modern inspection technologies enable fully automated inspection.

The post-process monitoring layer of the Productive Process Pyramid™ focuses on the monitoring and reporting activities that provide information on the outcome and route of completed processes.  These informative controls can be used to influence subsequent activities.

Traceable verification of conformance

The Productive Process Pyramid™ - Post-process monitoring

The post-process monitoring layer concerns checking the process and the finished part against their specifications, as well as logging process routes and outcomes. 

These are informative controls applied after machining is complete.

Process logging records …

  • Process loggingevents that happen during the machining process such as manual or automated changes to process parameters, offsets or co-ordinate systems
  • interventions to the process which may have influenced the outcome

On-machine verification enables …

  • OMV (2)inspection of critical features in the same environmental conditions as the metal-cutting process
  • confidence in the stability of the machining process

Post-process reporting allows ...

  • REVO® surface finish probedocumented records of component conformance
  • historical tracking of critical feature dimensions for machine condition monitoring and scheduled maintenance purposes

Informative controls

Modern inspection technologies enable fully automated inspection of even the most complex parts, often in a single set-up. This reduces the need for skilled inspectors to oversee quality assurance checks.

You can inspect parts 3 times faster on your CMMs using the latest 5-axis techniquesVersatile gauging systems provide rapid inspection and process feedback for medium- and high-volume parts.

On-machine verification can detect component non-conformance before the set-up is broken down, so any remedial work can be performed there and then.

Renishaw's REVO®, PH20 and Equator™ are essential tools for fast, traceable reporting of part conformance to specification and logging of the route and outcome of cutting operations.

Productive Process Patterns

  • (AP400) Productive Process Pattern: Process reporting (AP400) Productive Process Pattern: Process reporting

    Productive Process Pattern™ from the post-process monitoring layer of the Productive Process Pyramid™. Most CNC control systems have the capability to send customised information through RS232 serial ports, an Ethernet connection, or to the hard disc of the CNC control. The reporting capability allows a traceable record of the ‘route’ used to manufacture a component to be stored along with the component inspection data. For example, it is possible to log any detail of machine updates, required re-machining, or tools that were broken.

  • (AP403) Productive Process Pattern: Critical feature reporting (AP403) Productive Process Pattern: Critical feature reporting

    Productive Process Pattern™ from the post-process monitoring layer of the Productive Process Pyramid™. Select the critical features which are to be measured and reported, according to a set of criteria. Features should be reported where the failure of a feature would be indicative of a more serious process fault (e.g. the final feature machined with each tool); or when the position or dimension of a feature is dependent on other measured features or ‘in process’ calculations.

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