Taking advantage of the ability of articulated arms and laser trackers to permit quick, in-between measurements from different production steps requires compatibility between the measuring technology and software, according to metrology company Carl Zeiss. To provide that compatibility, the company offers several interfaces that enable users to directly connect manual and CNC measuring systems from other companies to its Calypso measuring software. The interfaces are designed to provide a common software platform to ensure the compatibility of the systems.
With the interfaces, measuring programs generated in Calypso can be used on a range of measuring machines and in different areas. A measuring program created offline with Calypso can be used to manually measure unfinished parts. Subsequently, the same program can be used on a CNC CMM for an acceptance-test measurement of the finished part.