Renishaw showcases smart factory solutions at IMTEX’19

New Equator 500 - Updating using IPC alongside Equator 300
New Equator 500 - Updating using IPC alongside Equator 300

Renishaw, returns to IMTEX for the show’s 50th anniversary, which is taking place at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bangalore, India from January 24th to 30th, 2019. The show’s 50th anniversary will be marked by the introduction of an Industry 4.0 pavilion. In line with this, Renishaw will showcase a complete automation cell, demonstrating to manufacturers how intelligent process control is key to the operation of a successful smart factory. Additionally, the company will launch several new products to address the industry’s need for automated process control.

By exhibiting a high-productivity machining cell, Renishaw will demonstrate how integrating smart factory process control can transform a machine shop’s production capabilities, improving speed, ease-of-use and flexibility.

Renishaw will demonstrate intelligent process control for larger parts, by exhibiting the Equator™ 500. The new, larger system enables the accurate gauging of larger parts due to a working volume of 500 mm in diameter and up to 400 mm in height, increasing the flexibility and range of applications for the Equator system.

Renishaw will have a separate additive manufacturing stand, where it will exhibit the four-laser RenAM 500Q. The machine significantly improves productivity, speeding up the process by up to four times in the most commonly used platform size, without any compromise on quality. Renishaw will also demonstrate its software for metal AM, including QuantAM build preparation software, remote process monitoring application, InfiniAM Central, and the InfiniAM Spectral application for the live feedback on energy input and emissions.

The company will also showcase a new version of SupaTouch, an intelligent optimisation routine as part of its Inspection Plus macro software for machine probing cycles, which leads to a cycle time reduction for CNC machine tools of up to 60%.

Renishaw’s new ultra-compact, highly repeatable radio probe, RMP400 will make its debut in India at IMTEX. Perfect for small 5-axis machine tools, particularly in mould and die and aerospace applications, the strain-gauge probe gives a reliable touch-trigger solution for part setting, feature measurement and machine performance checking.