Measurement Software Runs Hypothetical Process Scenarios
MeasurLink 9 software, developed by Mitutoyo America Corp., provides real-time statistical process control and data collection.
The updated program supports Windows, enables single sign-on for team, groups and companies, runs hypothetical scenarios in Process Analyzer, and displays dynamic data from a data source in high sampling rates.
The software updates also include:
- An uncertainty chart for a visual representation of how the gage performance affects measurement and updates
- The ability to copy/paste gage R&R data
- Improved gage management because of the ability to import information (and calibration data) from an external source
- Automatic identification of characteristics during data collection based on tolerancing
- Better traceability to ensure proper data recording for serial numbers
Simple "roughness" measurements remain useful in the increasingly stringent world of surface finish specifications. Here's a look at why surface measurement is important and how to use sophisticated portable gages to perform inspections on the shop floor.
While countersunk and chamfered holes are similar in appearance, functionally they are quite different. Consequently, different gages exist to serve these different functional requirements.
Measuring workpiece dimensions is relatively simple for machine operators but measuring workpiece geometry which involves more complex comparisons of part shape to an ideal shape--is now also practical on the shop floor. The gaging equipment for doing this is coming down in price while becoming easier to use.