Renishaw's products provide manufacturers with the ability to machine components accurately, and perform measurement traceable to International Standards. Wherever precision manufacturing is required, the use of Renishaw's products ensures that exacting specifications are met, with cost-effective methods.
Probe technology, together with associated software, allows fast, highly repeatable measurements to be carried out on Co-ordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs). Probe repeatability can be one third of a micron, approximately one two hundredth of the thickness of a human hair. A wide range of automated probing systems have been developed to meet the needs of post-process inspection, for quality control.
During the manufacturing operation, probes used on Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machine tools provide the measurement capability to automatically control the machining process. This eliminates the need for costly, time consuming manual procedures.
Renishaw gives extra capability to CNC machine tools and CMMs by enabling scanning and digitising of 3-Dimensional (3D) forms to generate the necessary NC programs to produce either replica parts, or moulds and dies. Scanning probes can be retro-fitted to machines easily, which, when used with Renishaw's specially developed software, enable exact or scaled models to be produced. Renishaw has also developed the Cyclone scanning machine, a cost-effective solution to stand-alone digitising. CNC machine tools and CMMs benefit from regular volumetric accuracy checking by using Renishaw?s automated ballbar and machine checking gauge. Comprehensive machine calibration can be undertaken, when necessary, using Renishaw's innovative laser calibration systems.