SPRINT™ system with SupaScan
Ultra-fast probing for workpiece set-up, surface condition and form monitoring.
High-speed production – fastest available set-up with a spindle probe.
Detailed information – form results for simple features.
High resolution – surface condition measurement for cutting defects.
The SPRINT™ system with SupaScan is an easy-to-use touch-trigger and on-machine scanning measurement system. In addition to providing the fastest available workpiece set-up, system capability also includes surface condition and form monitoring.
Touch probe compatibility and simple scanning cycles
The SPRINT system with SupaScan can be used as a touch-trigger probing system – Inspection Plus macros are fully supported and can be programmed manually using G-code, or via the GoProbe or Set and Inspect programming apps.
For users of existing probing cycles, SupaScan ‘Quick Point' measurements can be used by those looking to get the fastest possible cycle time from a touch point.
The full potential of SupaScan is realised when used for on-machine contact scanning, where scanning cycles allow basic features – such as lines and circles – to be measured at extremely high speed.
Fastest available workpiece set-up
Scanning using the SPRINT™ system with SupaScan provides up to 70% inspection cycle time reduction on simple prismatic components when compared to touch-trigger measurement.
Workpiece set-up cycles return accurate measurement results even when performed at up to rapid (G0) feedrates – as fast as it is physically possible for the probe to traverse the surface of the workpiece.
A scanning system, such as SPRINT with SupaScan, can detect defects in feature form that would be missed by touch-trigger systems.
SPRINT with SupaScan delivers extremely fast form determination on simple features and components.
Surface condition monitoring
The SPRINT system with SupaScan can measure common surface defects such as excessive surface waviness, surface peaks, and steps on the surface.
Automating surface condition monitoring allows these issues to be resolved and corrections to be made whilst the component is still in the fixture; improving measurement reproducibility, reducing rework and scrap.
A complementary application – Surface Reporter – provides real-time, graphical representations of the results. Colour-coding clearly indicates to the operator whether the component surface is within tolerance.
Surface high point and low point detection
High point and low point surface measurement can be obtained by scanning using SupaScan.
For example, in refurbishment applications, the low point can be determined and the minimum depth of cut required can be taken; prolonging the life of the refurbished component.
Only G-code is used to drive the SPRINT system with SupaScan. All programming macros are supplied as part of the SupaScan solution; no separate programming software is needed.
Measurement results are written to machine variables and can be used to control on-machine parameters such as a tool offset or a work co-ordinate system (WCS).
Additionally, results can be exported to external systems for further analysis or for quality assurance purposes.