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Enhanced Probing Software Reduces Cycle Time Up to 60%

Renishaw's new enhanced probing software package automatically optimizes on-machine measurement cycles to minimize cycle time and maximize productivity.

Inspection Plus with SupaTouch™ enhances the proven benefits of Renishaw's established Inspection Plus software and features an easy-to-use optimization process that automatically determines and selects the highest feedrates a machine tool can achieve while maintaining measurement accuracy. The new software will be showcased at IMTS 2016.

Inspection Plus with SupaTouch optimization uses intelligent in-cycle decision making to implement either a one or two-touch probing strategy for each measurement routine and eliminates the need for manual optimization of on-machine positioning feedrates, measurement feedrates and strategies. Compared with traditional software cycles, it provides a significant cycle time reduction (up to 60 percent) on CNC machine tools.

Designed to ensure maximum accuracy, the software detects any measurements taken during machine acceleration or deceleration phases and compensates for errors by taking corrective action and re-measuring. It also introduces a calibration process that improves measurement repeatability in all directions and improves the accuracy of probe positioning during multi-axis vector moves. With this new software, users can significantly improve cycle times and on-machine measurement results, maximizing the productivity and profitability of their machine tools.

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