Rack 'em Up

A new version of Delcam’s inspection software makes it easier to complete fast and accurate inspection of complex assemblies.

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Probe changes can be incorporated into fully automated measurement sequences.

A new version of Delcam’s inspection software makes it easier to complete fast and accurate inspection of complex assemblies. Nobody likes to have to inspect parts and assemblies, so any progress in making the process more efficient is welcome.

An improvement for CNC CMM users in this new version is the addition of support for MRC20 and FCR25 probe rack changes. Delcam’s PowerINSPECT now incorporates probe changes into fully automated sequences. Enhancements to the probe database allow for definition of probe tools in terms of subassemblies, which can be docked in rack ports located on the CMM work table.

Once they are created, the subassemblies are allocated to specific ports in the probe change rack, and the physical location of the rack is programmed so the CMM knows where it is and which rack is being called for. The inspection software carries out the probe change and keeps track of the subassemblies as they move between the probe head and the rack.

Click here to learn more about PowerINSPECT from Delcam.