Blum-Novotest's Digilog with LC-Vision Software Ensures Process Reliability
IMTS Spark: Blum-Novotest’s Digilog workpiece and tool measuring system speed measurement by recording thousands of measured values per second.
Blum-Novotest’s Digilog workpiece and tool measuring system speed measurement by recording thousands of measured values per sec. The device also is said to maximize process reliability through data stream evaluation.
The new visualization and evaluation software LC-Vision improves tool measurement by displaying a live visualization and analysis of the values recorded during the measuring process directly on the machine control. This makes it possible to draw conclusions about machine tool spindle health, the quality of new tools and their service life as well as provide preventative maintenance data, the company says, all of which is displayed to the operator on the control screen.
Virtually every machine tool builder lists, as part of a machine's specification, accuracy and repeatability figures. What's generally not given is the method used to arrive at the figures. Though these methods are defined in linear positioning standards, not all builders use the same standards.
Just because dial indicators have been around since the early 1900s, don't expect them to fade away with the last century. This tool's long-term popularity is well earned.
Lockheed Martin’s precision machining of composite skin sections for the F-35 provides part of the reason why this plane saves money for U.S. taxpayers. That machining makes the plane compelling in ways that have led other countries to take up some of the cost. Here is a look at a high-value, highly engineered machining process for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.