Verisurf Announces Software Compatibility with Renishaw Five-Axis Probe
Verisurf’s president and CEO explains that the development is part of the software company’s commitment to universal measurement device compatibility.
Verisurf Software Inc. has announced new device support for the Renishaw PH20, a five-axis probe-head. Verisurf customers running the PH20 currently or planning to retrofit their CNC coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) can use Verisurf automated inspection software for five-axis probing. Inspection cycle times are reduced by as much as three times when probing in five axes compared to traditional indexing heads, the company says.
“Accuracy, speed, flexibility and overall efficiency are key factors in today’s measurement solutions. Verisurf software controls measurements from virtually any CMM, a process that is limited only by the mechanical capabilities of the machine. The Renishaw PH20 probe-head is very accurate, and through enhanced motion control, improved touch-trigger, and calibration technology, it allows our software to do more, faster,” says Ernie Husted, president and CEO of Verisurf.
Verisurf CMM programming software and the PH20 5-axis probe-head are used to maximize inspection throughput on new or existing CMMs with Renishaw controls. In addition to the measurement data collection, Verisurf software CAD model-based productivity features are said to speed up the quality inspection and reporting process. Object-oriented CMM programming tools quickly create automatic inspection and quality reporting routines, and during inspection, an Auto Inspect panel and feature balloons present real-time deviations of measured features compared to the CAD nominal, according to Verisurf.
“Support for the PH20 five-axis probe head demonstrates Verisurf’s commitment to universal compatibility, providing a common inspection and measurement platform for the total manufacturing enterprise,” says Mr. Husted.
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