Renishaw Contact scanning system for CNC machine tools targets complex parts

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The device can become an “active” control.

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The unit is said to offer exceptionally repeatable diameter measurement cycles.
The unit is said to offer exceptionally repeatable diameter measurement cycles.
(Source: Renishaw)

Renishaw has announced the launch of its Sprint high-speed analogue contact scanning system for CNC machine tools. Sprint’s on-machine analogue scanning technology is said to enable fast and accurate form and profile data capture from both prismatic and complex 3D components.

For multi-task machining applications, the scanning system is said to offer users new process control capabilities, including exceptionally repeatable diameter measurement cycles. By employing master part comparison, Sprint becomes an “active” control, enabling measure-cut processes to be automated for accurate diameters on large parts. This capability can result in the size of diameters being automatically controlled to within a few microns of tolerance, the company said. Measurement functionality such as part run out, machine centreline and circularity serves to enhance the manufacturing capability of multi-tasking machine tools.

According to Renishaw, Sprint offers unprecedented capability for blade tip refurbishment and root blending applications. The high-speed measurement of blade sections coupled with high data integrity (even on leading and trailing edges) ensures the indication of true part conditioning leading to an adaptive machining capability, Renishaw said.

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