Renishaw's Free CARTO 4.2 Update Enhances XM-60
Renishaw’s CARTO 4.2 software suite provides new features for calibration equipment, notably extending the measurement range of the XM-60.
Renishaw’s CARTO 4.2 software suite for calibration products adds new features to the company’s XM-60 multi-axis calibrator and other calibration products.
First among the Renishaw XM-60’s new features in CARTO 4.2 is the ability to utilizes dynamic data fit functionality to quickly capture and analyze data from linear axes of any length. As the XM-60 provides direct measurement of all six degrees of freedom (linear, vertical and horizontal straightness, pitch, yaw and roll) on any form of linear axis, the company believes unlimited measurement range will be prove extremely useful.
The dynamic data fit functionality within the CARTO Capture application also recalculates test data in CARTO Capture to reduce outlying data-points. This improved method offers greater resilience to environmental interference and a better representation of straightness errors for longer axes.
Aside from the XM069, the CARTO Compensate 4.2 application now offers Heidenhain linear compensation, allowing laser users to apply pitch error compensation to Heidenhain machine tool controls in a simple process.
Renishaw says it plans to continually develop the CARTO software suite to add value for users of its calibration products. CARTO 4.2 is available to download free of charge at www.renishaw.com/carto.
The irregularity of a machined surface is the result of the machining process, including the choice of tool; feed and speed of the tool; machine geometry; and environmental conditions. This irregularity consists of high and low spots machined into a surface by the tool bit or a grinding wheel.
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.
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.