Equator™ system accessories
A wide range of accessories is available for manual or automated environments.
Manual and automated accessories
Button interface - A-6088-0010
The Equator Button Interface allows push button operation of an Equator system. The Equator gauging system can be moved using the jog keys if necessary and there are buttons for initial alignment, switching between master/measure modes, changing view screens and easy error recovery.
REN-IO, I/O interface unit (EZ-IO licensed) - A-5923-0110
EQJ, MCUlite-2 joystick - A-5504-0258
The MCUlite-2 joystick is provided with a 1.5 m length cable. When the Equator gauge is in manual mode, the MCUlite-2 joystick makes it easy to move the probe in x, y, and z. Functionality includes speed override and the ability to lock movement in different axes. A safe position can be recorded and recalled.
EQS, Stop button - A-5504-0255
The stop button is an alternative configuration when a joystick is not required to move the probe manually around the machine. It is located on the front of the Equator system and is easily attached to the base with two screws.
EQ3F-M6, Fixture plate M6 - A-5504-0200
EQ3F-S55, Fixture plate spacer - A-5504-0203
The fixture plate spacer raises the kinematic location of the base plate 55mm. If you are gauging very small parts or using short styli, the plate spacer kit can help you raise the part within the working envelope during program development and gauging.
Equator enclosure - A-5504-0210
The Equator system enclosure provides a self contained gauging station with an optimised footprint, configurable to individual customer requirements. Elements include:
Equator styli kits
Equator styli kits contain styli most commonly used by Equator system users and are available in three versions, at package prices lower than the sum of the contents. The kits have been designed to provide a storage solution for up to six assembled stylus tools. With all the kits contained within the same box, extra styli can be stored in the spare locations. All styli are also available separately. M3 styli are intended for use in straight configurations, while lighter M2 styli and adaptors are included for cranked and star styli applications.
Equator Gauge Checker kit - A-5925-0200
Equator Gauge Checker has been specifically designed as an aid to your Equator gauging system.
Unlike a CMM, the Equator gauge does not need to be re-calibrated at periodic intervals to ensure accuracy across the working volume. However, it is useful to be able to validate that the Equator system is working to its manufactured specification. Equator Gauge Checker is easy to integrate into your maintenance schedule and enables a quick health-check to be performed.
Each Equator Gauge Checker kit can be used across multiple systems.
EQ-ATS 300 (25 gauge, 500 stroke)
EQ-ATS 300-M6-5 (A-6242-0051)
EQ-ATS 300-M8-5 (A-6242-0052)
EQ-ATS 300-1/4”-5 (A-6242-0053)
Pneumatically powered automated transfer system that communicates to the Equator Gauge via EQ-CM1, for use in automated cells or manual loading environments. The system is specifically designed for EQ300 machines and can be mounted on the EQ500, for parts and fixtures up to 10 kg at 100 mm offset. The EQ-ATS has 500 mm travel and a safety bar to prevent users from positioning objects within the tile loading area.
EQ-ATS 300 (25 gauge, 800 stroke)
EQ-ATS 300-M6-8 (A-6242-0061)
EQ-ATS 300-M8-8 (A-6242-0062)
EQ-ATS 300-1/4”-8 (A-6242-0063)
Pneumatically powered automated transfer system that communicates to the Equator Gauge via EQ-CM1, for use in automated cells or manual loading environments. The system is specifically designed for EQ300 machines and can be mounted on the EQ500, for parts and fixtures up to 10 kg at 100 mm offset. This version has a travel of 800 mm and requires a support leg.
EQ-ATS 500 (40 gauge, 800 stroke)
EQ-ATS 500-M6-8 (A-6242-0064)
EQ-ATS 500-M8-8 (A-6242-0065)
Pneumatically powered automated transfer system that communicates to the Equator Gauge via EQ-CM1, for use in automated cells or manual loading environments. This system is designed for EQ500, for loads up to 50 kg at 100mm offset. Higher mass (up to 80 kg) can be supported with optional shock absorbers. The EQ-ATS 500 has 800 mm travel and a support leg.