Keeping Track of Machine Movement

Renishaw Inc. has introduced a new multi-axis calibrator that provides a laser system using an optical roll measurement and a fiber optical launch system. It’s a portable and compact unit that reduces heat at the source of measurement.

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Using a laser to deliver the measurement data to launch the system eliminates the need for cabling.  ​

At a glance, a machine tool appears to be rigid and stable. However, relative component relationships are quite dynamic. These relationships are influenced by tracking errors, thermal effects on components and other errors that affect the machine’s setup.

Renishaw Inc. has introduced a new multi-axis calibrator that provides a laser system using an optical roll measurement and a fiber optical launch system. It’s a portable and compact unit that reduces heat at the source of measurement.

Called the XM-60, the new calibration system is traceable to international standards and is certified by the factory before shipment. Capable of measuring in all 6 degrees of freedom, it can measure angular, linear and straightness errors.

Reducing measurement uncertainties is critical for any precision machining operation. This new multi-axis calibration system provides a reliable, traceable method to ensure the program to print accuracy.