Vision Probe Adds Non-Contact Inspection to Multi-Sensor System

Renishaw’s RVP vision measurement probe adds non-contact inspection to the existing touch-trigger, high-speed tactile scanning and surface finish measurement capabilities of its Revo system on coordinate measuring machines.

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Renishaw’s RVP vision measurement probe adds non-contact inspection to the existing touch-trigger, high-speed tactile scanning and surface finish measurement capabilities of its Revo system on coordinate measuring machines. The probe enables inspection of parts that are not suited to tactile measurements, such as thin sheet metal parts or components with large numbers of holes as small as 0.5 mm. According to the company, it also provides improvement in throughput and CMM capability by utilizing the five-axis motion and infinite positioning provided by the Revo head.

The RVP system is comprised of a probe and a range of modules that are automatically interchangable with all other Revo probe options. Data from multiple sensors is automatically referenced to a common datum. This flexibility means that the optimum tool can be selected to inspect a wide range of features, all on one CMM platform, the company says.

The system is managed by the same I++ DME-compliant interface as Revo, and full user functionality is provided by Renishaw's Modus metrology software. New Modus vision software capability includes RVP configuration, image processing with application specific options, and automatic image storage for review and further analysis.

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