MEASURE THE GEOMETRY OF THE MACHINE BEFORE LINEAR MOVEMENT
In order to meet quality requirements and minimise the number of waste workpieces, the checking and alignment of machine tools is essential. The most important thing to check is the geometry of the machine; not even a precisely calibrated linear motion can compensate for a crooked movement or uneven surface. The correct machine geometry is the basis for being able to produce parts that remain within the tolerances.
Our geometry measurement systems can handle most tasks in this field, despite the fact that there is considerable variation as regards to machine design: boring machines, vertical, horizontal and portal milling machines, lathes, vertical lathes, drilling machines, automatic drills, water cutting machines, presses, etc.
EASY-LASER® MAKES WORK MUCH FASTER
Compared to conventional methods, such as dial gauges, etc work can be carried out much more quickly with the use of a laser measurement system. There are many reasons why:
LASER MEASUREMENT SYSTEM
- Light and handy equipment = shorter time for preparations and measurements
- Possible to measure and align at long distances = greater accuracy
- Possible to measure both X and Y (Z) directions at the same time = saves time
- The reference (laser beam) is always 100% straight
- It is possible to create documentation of the measurement results via printer and to PC
- Heavy and ungainly equipment = prolongs measurement time
- The equipment can be difficult to install = prolongs measurement time
- Possible drop in the indicator gauges’ fixtures
- Possible reading errors on the indicator gauges (+ or -, parallel axis error etc)
- Possible changes or wear on fixtures = the reference is not straight
- No documentation
PRINCIPLE OF MEASURING SPINDLE DIRECTION
SPINDLE DIRECTION FOR BORING MACHINES AND MILLING MACHINES
Measuring the pointing direction in a boring machine or a milling machine can be carried out using either the table as the reference or the table’s movement/the machine bed as the reference. By doing this, we are also able to see if the table is parallel with the machine bed.
ALIGNMENT OF SECONDARY SPINDLE
HIGHER PRECISION WITH HYPER PSD™ DETECTORS
How to keep your CNC machinery pit stops short
Efficient manufacturing of today almost always depend on a minimum of downtime. Therefore a spindle crash is a most unwelcome accident. The good thing is that there now are fast methods for checking the machine.