Related products for calibration
Portable laser measurement systems and telescoping ballbars provide a solution to many machine performance and measurement problems. However there are situations where other Renishaw products can provide an alternative choice, working alone or together with laser and ballbar.
AxiSet™ for checking machine tool rotary axis alignment and centration
Compatible with common formats of 5-axis and multi-tasking machines, AxiSet™ Check-Up provides machine users with a fast and accurate health check of rotary axis pivot points. Alignment and positioning performance checks are carried out rapidly to benchmark and monitor complex machines over time.
A great addition to existing laser calibration and rotary axis angular rotation performance checking systems (XL-80 and RX10).
RLE laser system for static applications
The XL-80 laser system offers the ultimate for portable ultra accurate laser measurement. However there may be applications where the requirements for shop floor, portable use are not required but a more compact system would be advantageous, e.g fixed test bench application.
Using the RLE laser interferometer system as a basis, a special RSU10 interface allows full access to XL-80 software including LaserXL and QuickViewXL dynamic software. The small remote detector heads of the RLE laser give great flexibility for installation on test rigs. A further benefit is that the heat source (laser) can be located away from the test rig, a good metrology practice. (Maximum linear range typically 4 m and maximum travel velocity 1 m/s.)
Machine Checking Gauge (MCG) for CMM performance monitoring
Most CMM's are typically subjected to an annual service and re-calibration by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) or independent calibration service. Testing is often carried out to a defined procedure laid down in a recognised standard such as ISO, ASME, or VDI/VDE. These tests require the use of fixed length ball-ended bars or step gauges and laser measurement systems (e.g Renishaw XL-80 laser). The measurement data can then be used to modify the CMM controller's electronic error map to restore it to within accuracy specifications. This well recognised procedure is essential but can be time consuming and costly.
Many end users want a simpler method of monitoring accuracy at regular intervals between these checks, or after a collision. Using the Renishaw MCG, they are able to carry out a (typically) 10-20 minute interim verification of volumetric accuracy to ISO 10360-2. The results give assurance that measurements taken on the CMM are accurate, or give conclusive proof that servicing or re-calibration work is needed. The process is quick and cost effective and a range of pillar heights and arm lengths mean that volumetric accuracy can be checked on both large and small CMMs.
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