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Renishaw has launched a new free software suite for Renishaw calibration systems at EMO 2015.

Renishaw Carto

The suite includes Capture and Explore, which provide data capture and analysis for the XL-80 laser interferometer system. CARTO release 1.1 supports linear, angular and straightness measurement with a choice of keypress, position and remote (TPin) triggering. CARTO features a new database system which automatically stores and organises data for the user, simplifying operation and allowing users to quickly and easily compare data with historical results.

Capture has been introduced to the CARTO suite as an improved and updated data capture application with the following features:

  • The orientation of machine movement is detected automatically, reducing the chance for human error in the process.
  • The intuitive user interface allows new users to begin capturing data quickly with less requirement for training.
  • All the core functions are available on one screen for efficient navigation.
  • ISO-10360 target sequences can be automatically created, simplifying a challenging test set-up.

Explore brings the advances of XCal-View data analysis software to the CARTO suite with the following features:

  • Tests in the database can be searched by different criteria (such as machine name, operator, and date etc.). This enables users to review historical test data conveniently. Multiple data sets can be overlaid on the same screen for visual comparison.
  • Linear error compensation files can be created from test results.
  • Customisable test reports can be created with choices such as graph line thickness and adding company logos.

The intuitive CARTO user interface allows new users to begin capturing and analysing data quickly, without the need for training or reading lengthy manuals. The capacity for customisation throughout the suite means that both Capture and Explore can be tailored to suit an individual user’s requirements. Further development on CARTO will follow to add more features, including rotary, flatness and dynamic measurement.

Renishaw

A world leader in engineering technologies, Renishaw’s core skills in measurement and precision machining serve sectors as diverse as dimensional metrology, spectroscopy, machine calibration, motion control, dentistry and surgical robotics.

A world leader in engineering technologies, Renishaw’s core skills in measurement and precision machining serve sectors as diverse as dimensional metrology, spectroscopy, machine calibration, motion control, dentistry and surgical robotics.

Sensors for co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are an industry standard, from basic touch-trigger probes through to automated stylus and probe changers, motorised indexing probe heads, and revolutionary five-axis measurement systems.

Machine probes for CNC machine tools allow automated tool setting, workpiece set-up, in-cycle gauging and part inspection. Products include laser tool setters, contact tool setters, tool breakage detectors, touch probes and high accuracy inspection probes.

For motion control, Renishaw supplies laser encoders, optical linear encoders, optical angle encoders, optical rotary encoders, magnetic rotary encoders, magnetic chip encoders and magnetic linear encoders.

To analyse the static and dynamic performance of position-critical motion systems, Renishaw’s laser interferometer and environmental compensation system offers a linear measurement accuracy of 0.5 ppm, readings of up to 50 kHz and a linear measurement speed of up to 4 m/s, with a linear resolution of 1nm.

Renishaw’s Raman spectroscopy products exploit the Raman effect to identify and characterise the chemistry and structure of materials. A diverse range of analytical applications include pharmaceutical, forensic science, nanotechnology, biomedical and semiconductors.

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