In the machining process, calibration tools are used to monitor, assess, and improve both the dynamic and static performance of position-critical motion systems. To properly calibrate a device, it is measured under test and compared to a measurement value universally agreed upon as a national standard. While historic calibration techniques only measured displacement of a machine tool along its three axes, modern calibration equipment can detect errors in roll, pitch, and yaw, along with squareness errors, and vertical and horizontal straightness errors. Some modern calibration tools include laser and ballbar systems, multi-axis calibrators, rotary axis calibrators, and machine checking gauges.
Mitutoyo America Corp.’s QM-Height Series measures height, height difference (step), inside/outside widths, inside/outside diameters, circle pitch, and free-form surface max/min heights to ±(2.4+2.1L/600) μm. Simple-to-use control panel enables most measurements to be made with one keystroke.
The multisensor MiSCAN Vision System is a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) with a microscopic-level scanning probe. The compact MiSTAR 555 is a space-saving in-line or near-line CNC CMM designed for high-speed, high-accuracy measurements with assurance from 10° C to 40° C.
The 15.6″ true-flat full-HD LCD from Marposs, with integrated touch screen, supplies operator information, rich color and crisp, detailed screen images.
Measurement & Inspection Industry News
Exact Metrology Provides Updates on PolyWorks Inspector and Hexagon Romer
Watch the informational videos on PolyWorks Inspector and Hexagon Romer Absolute Arm on YouTube. The multi-piece editing function added to PolyWorks Inspector is described, and an online tutorial shows how to make sure the Hexagon Romer Absolute Arm is still in calibration.
LK Metrology Announces CMM Assistance Program
A series of special services are offered to medical equipment manufacturers to meet urgent CMM requirements. Topping the list is expedited sales and service for TP20/TP200, SP25M, Nikon L/LC/XC laser scanners, PH20 and REVO probes.
2+ Months’ Free Access to Production Monitoring, Metrology Software
Hexagon supports manufacturing professionals working from home with access to its smart manufacturing solution portfolio. The HxGN SFx | Asset Management is offered at no charge for customers and non-customers till at least June 30; online learning resources are also available.