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Takumi Adds Renishaw Inspection App for FANUC Control

Using the Renishaw Set and Inspect App, Takumi CNC machine users can create a probing cycle, automatically generate the required machine code for the probing cycle and send it to the control.

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Takumi H10 With Renishaw Probing Tablet

Takumi H10 With Renishaw Probing Tablet

Takumi USA has added Renishaw’s Set and Inspect app for the FANUC control to increase production efficiency. Using the app, users with a part probe can immediately add inspection probing to their process and reap the full benefit of probing on a machine tool.

According to Renishaw, Set and Inspect is easy to use with virtually no required training. The software’s interface guides users through the process of creating a probing cycle, automatically generates the required machine code for the probing cycle and sends it to the machine’s CNC. With the app’s intuitive user interface, even inexperienced operators can learn how to use it in 30 minutes or less and immediately create routines to increase production efficiency, decrease operator intervention, decrease scrapped parts and decrease rework time with inspection probing, the company says.

Although Set and Inspect is not loaded directly on the FANUC control, Takumi engineers created a seamless integration of the app to the control with the FOCAS 2 feature and also added a tablet device to the control. With no need to learn macro programming, machinists can program setup probing routines or inspection routines and send them to the control memory using a single button. The results are displayed on the same screen during the cycle and can be used to collect data for tooling, track changes to parts and monitor adjustments to tool wear to determine when the cutter should be replaced.

Set and Inspect can automate a production cycle by inspecting features to determine tool wear and automatically adjusts the wear offsets. Features are available to define how many parts to inspect before adjusting wear offsets and what percentage of the error to apply as an adjustment, and a function to stop production if results are out of tolerance is also available.

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