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.
Functional gear testing, also known as total radial composite deviation, is a method of looking at the total effect of gear errors. This test method simulates the conditions under which a set of gears is likely to operate as a result of the gears meshing together.
A laser scanning system helps this shop capture the free-form surfaces on a hand-sculpted original. The resulting digitized models are the basis for CAM applications such as programming a CNC machining center.