Renishaw is about to exhibit its extensive range of metrology and additive manufacturing equipment at EMO 2015 in Milan, Italy, from 5th to 10th October. Products highlighted will include a new software for the Equator™ flexible gauge, new MODUS 2 metrology software suite, and a new ‘pay-as-you-go’ machine tool probe system and a simple single-axis tool setter.
The Primo™ twin-probe system, with automated setting within a ‘pay-as-you-go’ business model, comprises a Primo Radio Part Setter, Primo Radio 3D Tool Setter and Primo interface, plus three key additional elements – the Primo Credit Token, GoProbe software and Primo Total Protect which provides cover against accidental probe damage.
GoProbe software includes complete part setting, tool setting and probe set-up cycles. The self-study GoProbe training kit eliminates the need for extensive knowledge of G-codes, requiring only simple single-line commands which also makes it easy to progress from basic manual cycles to more complex automated cycles.
New for CNC machining centres is Primo™ LTS (length tool setter), a single-axis system which allows users to quickly set tool length, check for breakage and compensate for thermal growth. This system operates in the harshest environments and 10 times faster than manual setting methods.
Inspection Plus with SupaTouch™ optimisation new software package automatically determines and selects the highest feedrates a machine tool can achieve whilst maintaining metrological accuracy.
INTUO™ gauging software with the unique Equator system to simplify and automate the gauging, makes an ideal alternative to multiple manual devices such as vernier or digital callipers, micrometres and plug gauges.
Renishaw is also launching the Equator Button Interface (EBI), with simple push-button controls for shop-floor operators, can be operated even wearing gloves and is not affected by shop-floor contamination.
The MODUS 2 metrology software suite brings new levels of clarity and efficiency to the programming and operation of CMMs. MODUS 2 has been designed with an innovative, easy-to-learn interface and faster programming, resulting in unique levels of productivity with or without a CAD model. Further innovations include ‘Off Surface’ motion technology, intelligent measurement strategies, automatic reporting and an interactive virtual CMM environment.
Renishaw is continuing to develop its Web shop, which includes Renishaw fixtures for CMMs, vision systems and the Equator gauge; an extensive range of precision styli; CMM accessories such as racks, probe extensions and TP20 modules; and credit tokens for the new PRIMO™ twin-probe system for machine tools.