According to the company, using the software’s easy-to-use cycles, the probing module embeds standard Renishaw Inspection Plus CNC probing commands inside the part file. This enables automatic work offset calculations to accurately establish part datums for subsequent machining. Intermediate positional moves are automatically and intelligently incorporated to avoid the risk of damage to the probe.
Full simulation of the probing routine (within the application) allows the user to verify that the cycle is optimal instead of using valuable setup time on the machine tool.
The probing module offers a range of cycles for identifying the position of bores, bosses, pockets and webs together with individual X, Y and Z points. It can also identify internal obstacles in bores and pockets and use either a three- or fou-point probing routine. Additional flexibility is offered through advanced control of protected moves to minimize probe travel and further reduce cycle time.
Editor PickManagement System Keeps Tools Organized
The toolOrganizer from Zoller Inc. works in conjunction with the company’s TMS Tool Management Solutions Silver software package to keep tooling components organized.