Heidenhain Metrology Software Brings New Capabilities to Inspection

Originally titled 'Metrology Software Brings New Capabilities to Inspection'

Heidenhain’s PC-based metrology software solution for 2D and 3D measuring tasks on inspection machines is called the IK 5000 Quadra-Chek (version 3.1).

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Heidenhain’s PC-based metrology software solution for 2D and 3D measuring tasks on inspection machines is called the IK 5000 Quadra-Chek (version 3.1). This universal PC package solution includes the integration of the Keyence LK-G5000 series laser and is now available to provide advanced functionality for both new and used quality control inspection equipment. 

Notable new features within the metrology software include the ability to communicate with Optimet and Keyence lasers, providing laser support for a large scope of applications, enhanced 3D profile fit algorithms, speeding up part fits by up to 5X, ability to export measured features in the STEP format (including 3D features).

With the ability to operate on 32-bit or 64-bit PCs using either Microsoft Windows 7 or 8 operating systems, the IK 5000 3.1 universal PC package solution is a good choice when standardizing inspection packages in any Quality Control department. For retrofitting purposes, the IK 5000 can be used on a variety of brands and types of inspection equipment, such as CMMs and video measuring microscopes - making it easy to cross-train employees on many machines. 

Existing IK 5000 customers can update their software to the latest version 3.1 free of charge, but should consult the machine manufacturer or their local metrology distributor before running the update to be certain that the current hardware and software settings are compatible.

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