A software package with a graphic interface that analyzes data collected with Marposs probes, AxiCheck from Marposs (Auburn Hills, MI) helps increase production capacity by quickly and accurately inspecting and reporting machine health.
Users can quickly identify and correct errors that may impact the workpiece as well as plan maintenance operations in advance. This reduces the number of reject parts, particularly when dealing with single batches of expensive part production.
Parallelism of the axis of rotation and accuracy of its center are fundamental characteristics for the proper functioning of a machine tool with rotary axes. AxiCheck takes measurements to determine the reference values on a calibration sphere, mounted on the machine table to determine the machine’s operating health.
AxiCheck is capable of monitoring and optimizing the performance of five rotating axes while detecting any deterioration in the machine’s three linear axes in real time. It also features warning and alarm messages to alert the user if the measurement is out of tolerance.
- Graphical machine error detection
- Increase in production capacity
- Reduction of scrap and rework
- Visualization of error evolution with alarm threshold for maintenance planning
- Detection of parallelism errors of the rotary axes and centers of rotation of the machine.
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