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SPRINT™ system with Productivity+™

Advanced 3D scanning for industry-changing manufacturing processes.

True 3D – measure complex 3D surfaces at high speed.

Accuracy – absolute XYZ surface data with 1,000 points per second.

Capability – analysis tools optimised for industrial applications.

The SPRINT system with Productivity+™ is an integrated on-machine scanning measurement system returning absolute XYZ surface position data to control manufacturing operations. Building on standard, prismatic functionality, a series of toolkits support industry-specific applications.

Inspect complex 2D and 3D surfaces

The SPRINT™ contact scanning system can measure complex 2D and 3D surfaces at high speed. As standard, the SPRINT system can perform exceptionally fast scans of prismatic features, such as circles, arcs and planes.

In addition, using the SPRINT™: Freeform Surface Toolkit, complex surfaces with single and double curvature can be scanned; far outperforming the speed of traditional probing solutions.

Cylinder head with OSP60 SPRINT probe

High-speed inspection and workpiece set-up

Scanning using SPRINT with Productivity+ allows measurements to be performed up-to six times faster than touch-trigger systems; the system is capable of scanning at speeds as high as 15,000 mm/minute.

High-speed scanning results in reductions in component set-up and inspection time, leading to an increase in the proportion of profitable, productive machining time available.

Exceptional measurement accuracy

High-accuracy measurement is ensured when using SPRINT with Productivity+ due to the integrated nature of the system providing absolute confidence in inspection results. 

Renishaw has worked in collaboration with major machine tool builders and controller manufacturers to ensure that high-speed, high-accuracy measurement is not limited by the machine tool path following capability.

Form determination

A scanning system, such as SPRINT with Productivity+, can detect defects in feature form that would be missed by touch-trigger systems.

SPRINT with Productivity+, delivers extremely fast form determination on simple features and components.

Process control

Using the SPRINT system, processes can be kept under control by writing measurement results to machine variables, and using the results for on-machine process control.

Real-time results displayed on machine provide instant feedback and process confidence. The Productivity+ CNC plug-in software produces on-screen measurement reports, so results can be reviewed as they are captured.

Measurement results can be exported to a file for analysis, or used for quality assurance purposes by external systems.

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Prismatic scanning as standard

As standard, the SPRINT system can accurately measure circles, lines, arcs and planes. These prismatic features are measured on known parts and the results used for part setting or for post-process inspection.

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Game-changing applications

The SPRINT™ system incorporates ground-breaking technology which allows organisations to completely re-think the use of on-machine process control measurement in high value CNC manufacturing tasks. Working in conjunction with manufacturing organisations in key industries, Renishaw continues to develop specific application capability to improve manufacturing processes.

Based on this experience, the SPRINT system is offered in conjunction with a variety of software toolkit packages for data processing, each focussed on an individual task or industry sector.

Freeform Surface Toolkit

Free-form 3D geometry can be measured at high speed using the SPRINT Freeform Surface Toolkit; enabling the rapid inspection of complex surfaces with single and double curvature.

Absolute XYZ surface positional data can be reported from free-form surfaces using the SPRINT Freeform Surface Toolkit. Results can be output to a file for further analysis or stored in machine variables for process control.

An existing touch-trigger inspection process, for the inspection of free-form surfaces, can be easily replaced by the SPRINT Freeform Surface Toolkit.

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Blade Toolkit

The SPRINT™: Blade Toolkit offers high-speed, accurate measurement, with exceptional definition of high-curvature surfaces, such as leading and trailing edges.

Several high-precision applications including blade tip refurbishment, in-process blade measurement and root blending of bladed disks can be enhanced using SPRINT. By scanning the blade, the inspection cycle time is significantly shorter than that of an equivalent traditional probing solution. 

SPRINT Blade Toolkit offers a drop-in replacement for an existing touch-trigger process; allowing for easy adoption of scanning technology. 

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Customised applications

MTM Toolkit

The SPRINT™ MTM Toolkit offers exceptionally repeatable diameter measurement to machine tool builders who produce Y-axis multi-task machine tools for use in the machining of highly accurate diameters.

Single sided diameters, part run-out, machine centre-line and circularity can all be measured with high repeatability on multi-task machines.

The toolkit provides users with the potential for extremely accurate automatic ‘cut-measure-cut' operations with tolerances of a few microns. 

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Machine Health Check

The SPRINT™: Machine Health Check application provides machine tool performance verification in less than one minute, preventing scrap caused by poor machine condition. The machine test that the application generates can be integrated into a CNC machining cycle, providing confidence in machine health just before machining.

Machine Health Check can test:

• 3-axis machine linear axis capability
• 5-axis kinematic centre point location

Results are stored in CNC variables, allowing for an instant Go/No-go decision on continued running of the machine.

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Program with ease

Inspection programs can be generated quickly and easily from component solid model geometry using simple-to-use graphical programming tools such as Productivity+ Active Editor Pro. Measurement results are used to update the process running on the CNC controller.

The on-machine Productivity+ CNC plug-in software provides users with an interactive front end for editing and running probe routines, using easy-to-understand screens instead of complex NC codes to display the program to the user.

Productivity+ Active Editor Pro screen