Software Dual-device measurements reduce inspection times
Added option works around the line-of-sight limitations of laser trackers and other optical measuring devices.
Delcam has launched the 2013 version of its inspection software Power-Inspect, which is said to have a unique dual-device option that allows for measurements with two portable devices at the same time.
This is an extension of the functionality for dual-column coordinate-measuring machines (CMM) included in the 2012 R2 release. The main benefit remains the ability to reduce inspection times both by measuring a complete object in a single set-up and by taking data simultaneously from two sources, the supplier explained. Dual-device operation works around the line-of-sight limitations of laser trackers and other optical measuring devices.
The software enables both sides of the same object to be measured simultaneously with two laser trackers. Delcam said this saves considerable time in any production line as it minimises the need to reposition the object or measuring device when inspecting the component. Moreover, the dual-device option is related to the dual-column module for CMMs which has also been further developed, Delcam noted.
Other enhancements include improved handling of point-cloud data, group editing of probing parameters, graphical editing of boundaries for raster-based inspection, more flexibility in programming dual-column CMMs, and easier measurement and marking out for clay modelling.