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Renishaw is set to exhibit a range of measurement and manufacturing products at Advanced Manufacturing, which will take place on 4–6 June 2013 at the NEC in Birmingham.

The company will focus on products for the aerospace sector, including systems for blade measurement and shop-floor gauging, at its stand (AM41) in Hall 5.

Products on show

Revo five-axis measurement system

  • The Revo offers a fast five-axis measurement capability claimed to maximise co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) throughput while maintaining high system accuracy.
  • The system uses synchronised motion and Renscan5 measurement technology to minimise the dynamic effects of CMM motion at ultra-high measurement speeds. This is achieved by letting the Revo head do the fast demanding motion while the CMM moves in a linear slow fashion.
  • The Revo system also allows the automated changing of different probe and sensor types, including a surface texture measurement option.
  • Complementing Revo is a range of hardware and software products for CMMs that are specifically designed for blade inspection processes. These include the Apexblade planning software for Revo sweep scanning and Modus metrology software for data manipulation and analysis.

Equator gauging system

  • The Equator gauging system is described as a lightweight, fast and highly repeatable inspection system that operators can use with ‘pushbutton’ simplicity.
  • The flexible gauging technology is based on the comparison of production parts to a reference master part, which can increase throughput and reduce scrap rates at a fraction of the cost of an equivalent custom gauging system.
  • A new option is the Equator 300 Extended Height system, which offers extra fixturing space below the measuring volume, allowing components to be transferred onto the machine on their machining fixtures and also allows the use of automated systems such as robots and conveyors.

Laser melting systems

  • Renishaw’s laser melting systems utilise an additive manufacturing process capable of producing fully dense metal parts direct from 3D computer-aided design using a high-powered fibre laser.
  • Parts are built from a range of fine metal powders that are fully melted in a tightly controlled atmosphere, in layer thicknesses ranging from 20 to 100 microns.

Machine tool probing systems

  • The company has extensive capabilities in machine tool probing systems and will display examples of its range of tool setting and part inspection probes.

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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