Gaging System Adds Probe for Capturing Discrete Point Data

The Equator comparative gaging system from Renishaw includes a TP20 touch-trigger probe kit and updated EZ-IO software, enabling easier setup and automation for inspection of high-volume manufactured parts.

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The Equator comparative gaging system from Renishaw includes a TP20 touch-trigger probe kit and updated EZ-IO software, enabling easier setup and automation for inspection of high-volume manufactured parts.

The touch-trigger probe can be used to quickly capture discrete point data, and is well-suited as an alternative for in-line gaging tasks using custom hard-gaging systems with single-point air gages or linear variable differential transformers (LVDTs). The TP20 can be combined with the SP25 high-speed scanning probe, which enables continuous scanning of features at scan speeds ranging to 200 mm/sec. to gather high volumes of data when needed. The system can automatically switch to the SP25 scanning module using the integrated changing rack to provide any combination of measurement routines.

EZ-IO automation software is designed to make it easy for integrators setting up automated manufacturing cells to configure communications between the gaging systems and the cell controller. It includes intelligent functions such as automatic re-mastering, as well as a built-in process monitor display that shows the history of feature measurements and a graphical view of proportion of tolerance for each feature. It also enables management of the mastering process according to temperature, time or number of parts measured. 

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