LK Meterology's Altera CMM Offers Affordable Multi-Sensor Inspection Capability
Westec 2019: LK Metrology will display its Altera C 10.7.5 CMM equipped with a Renishaw PH10M probe.
LK Metrology will display its Altera C 10.7.5 CMM equipped with a Renishaw PH10M probe. The Altera C is supplied with Camio 8.5 programming, analysis and reporting software and a Renishaw articulating head and touch trigger probe that can be replaced with a variety of sensors, including Nikon laser scanners. The machine is said to lower the price of entry to CMM multi-sensor inspection technology.
The Camio software enables users to focus on accelerating lead times and improving product quality, the company says. Regardless of whether inspecting stamped, molded or machined parts, Camio 8.5 is designed to drive accurate and efficient inspection programs for geometric features along with full surface analysis with part-to-CAD comparisons. The software is interoperable across various CMM platforms.
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.
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.
The uses of working gage blocks are as varied as the number of gage blocks in a large set. The working blocks have an intermediate grade and are often used in the inspection or calibration lab, but they may also be found on the shop floor.