Automated measuring routines save time
The SURFCOM NEX 041 is an advanced, CNC measuring station that delivers high-precision, two-dimensional, physical contour measurement. Ideal for the manual or CNC, high-precision measurement of contour geometries on demanding applications, such as ball screws and large bearings, the advanced ACCRETECH system has an impressive contour measuring accuracy of ±(0.8+|2H|/100).
In accordance with ACCRETECH’s philosophy of providing the highest standards of precision with trouble-free operation, thanks to the use of kinematic magnetic holders, the SURFCOM NEX 041’s contour styli can be swapped out effortlessly and with high positioning accuracy. Also, to enable even the most difficult to reach workpiece positions to be inspected a wide range of contour measuring styli are available.
Ideal for use by both novices and experienced quality control personnel, user-friendly SURFCOM NEX 041’s ACCTee operating software is extremely intuitive. In addition to measurements being fully automated, the system’s calibration and adjustment procedures are also simple procedures.
Rob Bone continued. “Following a trouble free installation and operator training, as the SURFCOM NEX 041’s operation is so straightforward our staff soon mastered its operation. Now in regular use, our new ACCRETECH machine is proving invaluable. For instance, we were previously using a shadowgraph to measure a regularly manufactured family of parts with demanding angular contour specifications and struggling to achieve the required levels of precision. Now, we are able to load each of these parts onto the SURFCOM NEX 041, recall the relevant program and instigate a precise, fully automatic CNC measuring routine. Not only has the ACCRETECH machine improved our precision standards related to these challenging components, it has also slashed the time taken to inspect them. In fact, as our contour inspection routines have been automated, now, after the operator has loaded each part onto the machine, he is able to perform other duties whilst waiting for inspection cycles to be completed.”