TOUCH PROBES Heidenhain introduces a new touch probe cycle package for all common FANUC milling controls. The cycles can be run on the main FANUC controls (0, 01, 16, 18, 21, 30, 31 and 32) and its derivatives (such as the 300i s-A, 310i-A etc.), and are available in the following current Heidenhain touch probes: TS 260, 440, 444, 460, 640 and 740. Touch probe cycles are used to enhance the performance of the frequently used measuring routines on machine tools. The probing cycles can be created in the same way as other NC programs that run on the control and tailored to the specific manufacturing process. All who are familiar with FANUC controls can create their own NC measuring programs, consisting of NC blocks and probing commands. Users frequently create their own measuring program for very simple measuring tasks, such as measuring the cylinder holes in an engine block. For more complex routines, ready-to-use probe cycles from HEIDENHAIN are available. The cycles enable the user to perform touch probe tasks like datum setting, automatic work-piece measurement and alignment, tolerance testing, and to define protected movements, to name a few. Heidenhain also offers cycles for touch probe calibration. Tool measurement cycles are also available with Heidenhain’s TT touch probes. The user can measure tool length and radius as well as determining the position of the touch probe. The cycles for tool measurement make it possible to detect tool breakage and wear during the process time. This will help prevent rework and or scrap. HEIDENHAIN | WWW.HEIDENHAIN.US LASER TRACKER Hexagon Metrology unveiled the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960, a walk-around coordinate measuring machine that fits in a single flight case. The latest model in the Leica Absolute Tracker range, the AT960 answers customer demand for a genuinely portable laser tracker with high-speed dynamics and six degrees of freedom (6DoF) capabilities. With a complete range of Leica laser tracker accessories built into the device, the AT960 measures to a Leica T-Probe, Leica T-Scan or reflector straight out of the box. Hot-swap battery function and IP54 certification for use in even the toughest workshop conditions mean the AT960 really can be taken anywhere. Also launched is the Leica Absolute Tracker AT930 system. With all the features and functionality of the AT960 without the 6DoF compatibility, the AT930 offers a totally transportable 3-D solution with unprecedented dynamic capabilities and real-time operation. HEXAGON METROLOGY WWW.HEXAGONMETROLOGY.COM. INSPECTION SOFTWARE InspectionXpert Corporation announces the release of the new InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD, a new quality planning and documentation software platform that supports both 3-D modelbased and 2-D print-based formats. InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD means end users who need to create inspection packages can now save money and time using the same workflow regardless of input file format. Key highlights of InspectionXpert OnDemand for CAD: • Does not require a CAD license to view, balloon, and extract inspection data for reporting • Supports both 3D Model-based definition (MBD) and traditional 2D printbased inspection planning • Create 3D and 2D PDFs from CAD models • Support new DOD Model Based Definition (MBD) standards • Standardize MBD inspection plans in your supply chain. • Uses InspectionXpert OnDemand™ technology for secure, instant access from any computer at any time INSPECTIONXPERT CORPORATION HTTP://WWW.INSPECTIONXPERT.COM CMM ADJUSTMENT TOOL A new device from Q-Mark allows users to quickly position CMM adapter plate mounting cubes to any angle. Called the Cube Squared Plus, the design permits unlimited axial rotation of the cube. Q-Mark’s earlier design, called the Cube Squared, allowed the user to quickly position the cube square to the CMM’s X and Y axes. The Cube Squared Plus improves on their earlier design by allowing the cube to be positioned at any angle. It uses an engraved protractor and a series of ball detents to aid the user in obtaining the angle desired. The process takes one minute or less to complete. Q-MARK MANUFACTURING INC. WWW.CMMS.COM GAGE SOFTWARE Renishaw’s new EZ-IO software for the Equator™ Flexible Gauge makes it easy for automation integrators to configure communications between Equator systems and a cell controller. EZ-IO software allows intelligent functions, such as automatic re-mastering when the Equator detects a change in shop floor temperature, then directing a robot or shuttle system to load the master part into the gauge. EZ-IO includes the Process Monitor display, which provides a chart of the history of feature measurements, an invaluable feature for controlling manufacturing processes. The history shows a graphical view of proportion of tolerance for each feature. It also enables management of the mastering process according to temperature, time or number of parts measured. RENISHAW WWW.RENISHAW.COM/GAUGING WIRELESS GAGE CAPABILITY Mahr Federal’s broad line of mechanical comparative gages can now be configured for wireless data transmission with the addition of a MarCator 1086 or 1087 wireless digital indicator. The line includes a wide array of snap gages, ID & OD gages, fixed and adjustable bore gages, as well as depth and comparator stands. The addition of wireless digital indicators makes these gages faster and more productive than ever before. Portable and benchtop mechanical gages are key assets wherever fast and accurate part inspection is required. Mechanical comparative gages from Mahr Federal have been mainstays in machine shops and high production facilities for more than a century. With MarConnect integrated wireless transmitters, MarCator 1086 and 1087 digital indicators can help speed part inspection times, reduce the complexity of data collection, and improve the quality control process. When installed on a bench gage, digital indicators with integrated wireless capability eliminate the need for troublesome cables that clutter up the workbench. When using wireless portable gages on or at the machine, or with large workpieces, there are no cables to obstruct, allowing operators more freedom of movement. Plus, initiation of signal transmission can be made either from the indicators or directly from the PC. This can be very handy if, for example, you have a large gage set up with multiple indicators. Rather than having to send data from each indicator individually, the MarCom software can gather all measurement data with a single click. Successful data transmission is confirmed with a message on the digital indicator’s display. MAHR FEDERAL INC. (800) 343-2050 INFORMATION@MAHR.COM HTTP://WWW.MAHR.COM SOFTWARE The new versions of the software packages MoveInspect HF | HR, OPTOCAT and AICON 3D Studio have been launched. The licensing of all packages is now standardized. Users only need one license for all systems; this license can be adapted to the individual measuring tasks. Scanning, probing, determination of reference information, deformation measurements – the various options are better geared to each other. This integrated utility allows e.g. for probing with a breuckmann scanner and the MI.Probe mini. Probes with different probe tips are automatically recognized during the measurement. Users can clearly distinguish them by their different colors. For the scanner software OPTOCAT, various algorithmic improvements have accelerated the scanning process considerably. Data quality and accuracy were further improved. The module “Texture Mapping” allows for capturing and mapping the texture (color and pattern) of a scanned object to its digital 3D representation. Furthermore, the software was extended by an import function for OBJ files to facilitate data exchange and different CAD formats for comparison with measured STL data. Even users of the MoveInspect HF|HR software benefit from innovations: accelerated measurement (up to 1000 Hz) and analysis, simplest setup in live-mode, improved user interface and supporting software assistants increase the utility for all users, regardless of whether they use the system for inspection tasks, positioning or the measurement of dynamic processes. The new AICON 3D Studio (version 11) features a clearer and more flexible layout. Configurability was significantly extended. Users can more easily adapt the software to their measurement task and practice, e.g. with individual key combinations. New ways of visualizing deformations enable broader analyses. The new module “Move6D” is a universal positioning tool e.g. for the alignment of components. Combined with a moveInspect measuring system, single points as well as rigid bodies are monitored or positioned. Target positions are created through a measurement or the import of reference information. The number of captured points or objects is not limited. Even relative movements between objects can be measured by determining respective coordinate systems. AICON 3D SYSTEMS WWW.AICON3D.COM CALIBRATOR The Fluke Calibration 6003A Three Phase Electrical Power Calibrator delivers three independent power phases in a single, cost-effective instrument that you can use in the lab, or wheel on a cart into the factory. Use it to calibrate or test power quality analyzers, energy meters, and energy loggers, as well as power quality instrumentation and transducers. The 6003A features a graphical user interface that lets you set up complex harmonic signals quickly and easily. It also makes the 6003A remarkably easy to learn and to use. FLUKE CALIBRATION WWW.FLUKECAL.COM/6003A QUALITY ANALYZER CAS Dataloggers and AEMC introduce the new PowerPad® III Model 8333, an easy-to-use, compact and shock-resistant three-phase power quality analyzer. It enables technicians and engineers to measure and carry out diagnostics and power quality work on single- or threephase networks. Three current and four voltage input terminals are provided, and the device is IEC 61000-4-30 Class B and safety-rated to 600V CAT IV. The new Model 8333 has memory available for storing trend data, alarms, transients, and snapshot data. The data logger is capable of storing up to 12 screen snapshots, up to 51 captured transients that contain four cycles for each active input, and 4,000 alarm events from up to 10 different parameters. Users can record trend data for days, weeks or even months. The data logger is part of a costeffective kit which includes three MN193 current probes, four black 10 ft voltage leads, four black alligator clips, twelve color-coded input ID markers, NiMH battery, 110/240V power adapter, USB stick, user manual, and free configuration software. CAS DATALOGGERS, INC. (800) 956-4437 SALES@DATALOGGERINC.COM WWW.DATALOGGERINC.COM
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