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SPRINT™: Prismatic applications

Perform traditional job set‑up and process control activities by measuring prismatic features more rapidly and accurately.

High‑speed scanning capability for circles, arcs and planes.

Discrete point measurement for part set‑up.

Full suite of NC update capability for on‑machine process control.

SPRINT on-machine scanning system for prismatic applications

The SPRINT system provides prismatic measurement capability. This offers a range of additional benefits to users of the system who want to perform traditional job set-up and process control activities by measuring prismatic features more rapidly and accurately than is possible with traditional probing solutions.

The system's capability for high-speed scanning of circles, arcs and planes, and its full suite of NC updates and logic statements, create improved opportunities for on‑machine process control by significantly reducing cycle times. In addition, the system provides comprehensive geometric data, such as the component's circularity, flatness and straightness. For traditional probing tasks, the SPRINT system also supports discrete point measurement. 

Prismatic inspection programs for the SPRINT system can be generated quickly and easily using Productivity+™ Active Editor Pro. The addition of logic statements and machine updates allows a range of in-process control tasks to run with minimal operator intervention.

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. The CNC plug-in software can also produce on-screen reporting of prismatic measurement, so the results can be reviewed as they are captured.

SPRINT capability within the CNC plug-in software also offers a number of significant user benefits. For instance, the close connection between the CNC plug-in and machine tool control provides a truly seamless operation to use probing results to update the machine, without the need for operator intervention. The CNC plug-in also features enhanced data handling capacity and analytical capability when compared to traditional macro software solutions. This allows fitting routines to provide more accurate results, including true form errors.

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SPRINT probe

OSP60 SPRINT™ probe

The OSP60 scanning probe has an analogue sensor with 0.1 µm resolution in three dimensions to provide exceptional accuracy, giving the greatest understanding of workpiece form.

Constructed from the highest grade materials, the OSP60 is robust and reliable in the harshest machine tool environments and able to withstand shock, vibration, temperature extremes and liquid ingress.

A range of SPRINT-specific styli is available to complement the enhanced capability provided by the OSP60. Easily identifiable by a black stylus holder engraved with the exact ball diameter, these styli include a number of design elements which offer improved metrology performance for machine tool applications, in comparison with standard styli offerings.

On-machine software

CNC plug-in screen shot

Harness the power of on-machine scanning with Productivity+ CNC plug-in software and open up a new world of process control.

This on-machine software controls the OSP60 scanning probe, the machine tool, and the PC‑based data tools, enabling more advanced data processing than traditional methods. Real time data processing during measuring or cutting minimises cycle time and results in a high-speed, accurate, and capable process.

The Productivity+ CNC plug-in provides exceptional ease-of-use for machine operators and programmers, with its on-line editor allowing the measurement program to be updated on the machine.

The close integration of controller and CNC plug-in is designed for automatic closed-loop process control to reduce operator intervention.

Data link to machine controller

OSI-S SPRINT™ system interface - front view

 The OSI-S interface synchronises the SPRINT system with the machine tool and passes data between the OSP60 and the Productivity+ CNC plug-in software.

Optical transmission – high-speed communication

OMM-S SPRINT™ system receiver

The OSP60 probe and OMM-S receiver unit communicate via a high-speed optical link. The unique communication protocol provides reliable, high-speed and robust data communication.

Two OMM-S receivers can be used in tandem to increase optical range and machining area coverage; particularly useful in large and multi-axis machines.

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.

The capabilities of each package vary by application but typically include:

  • Editing and programming tools for process planners and CAM users, provided as an extension to Productivity+
  • On-machine data analysis tools which run automatically in-cycle, and provide measurement feedback to a CNC machining process
  • Documentation to allow programmers and users to understand the cycles and use them to their best effect

In some cases Renishaw may be able to provide programming and support capability for these applications.

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