Inspection Software Includes More Automation Options

The latest release of Delcam’s PowerInspect inspection software is designed to make it easier to complete fast and accurate inspection of complex assemblies.

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The latest release of Delcam’s PowerInspect inspection software is designed to make it easier to complete fast and accurate inspection of complex assemblies. It includes more options for automation of inspection sequences, including automated probe changes, automatic feature extraction for point cloud batch inspection and greater control over collision checking.

According to the company, the main improvement for users of CNC CMMs is that PowerInspect 2015 R2 now can incorporate probe changes from MCR20 and FCR25 racks into fully-automated measurement sequences. Enhancements to the probe database allow the user to define probe tools in terms of “sub-assemblies” that can be docked in the rack ports. A typical example of a sub-assembly is the combination of a probe module and a stylus. 

Once created, the sub-assemblies are allocated to specific ports in the probe change rack, and the user defines the physical location of the rack on the CMM by measurement. The software carries out probe changes as required by the measurement sequence and keeps track of the sub-assemblies as they move between the probe head and probe rack.

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