Integrated metrology system
The in-process and final measurement of a workpiece of approx. 1m3 or larger takes a large amount of time during transport and handling to the measuring centre or eventually back to the machine for repair.
The task is to minimize these production losses.
Integration of a metrology system (3D coordinate measuring machine) with a touch probe into the machine tool, enables precise measurement of workpieces directly on the machine. Own machine errors are eliminated by the use of an independent measuring device - an external "Leica" laser measuring system.
During measurement, the machine tool is controlled in the same way as a 3D coordinate measuring machine. The system also allows the measured errors to be automatically transferred to the machine tool control system as a correction to the CNC program (the machine can eliminate machined errors without the need to change the NC program).
- Significant time saving (no need to transport the workpiece to the measuring machine and back)
- The machine tool is controlled directly from the metrology software - simple to operate
- Elimination of own machine errors
- Correction of errors/inaccuracies on the workpiece without changing of the NC program