- June 15, 2016
- Renishaw Inc
June 15, 2016 – Renishaw’s probing software package automatically optimizes on-machine measurement cycles to minimize cycle time and maximize productivity. Inspection Plus with SupaTouch is designed to enhance the benefits of Renishaw's Inspection Plus software and features an optimization process that automatically determines and selects high feedrates a machine tool can achieve while maintaining measurement accuracy.
Inspection Plus with SupaTouch optimization uses intelligent in-cycle decision making to implement either a one or two-touch probing strategy for each measurement routine and eliminates the need for manual optimization of on-machine positioning feedrates, measurement feedrates and strategies. Compared with traditional software cycles, it provides a significant cycle time reduction (up to 60 percent) on CNC machine tools.
Designed to ensure accuracy, the software detects any measurements taken during machine acceleration or deceleration phases and compensates for errors by taking corrective action and remeasuring. It also introduces a calibration process that improves measurement repeatability in all directions and improves the accuracy of probe positioning during multi-axis vector moves tools.