Etalon Light calibration system suits limited machine space
Germany – Laser Tracer-NG from Etalon, a redesigned calibration system for machine tools and CMMS, is said to be smaller and lighter, offering a larger angular range than existing machinery to allow measurement in limited machine space.
It can handle dynamic machine movements, where machine acceleration during measurement has nearly doubled, the company added.
Moreover, this system is equipped with a closed housing, two connectors and a more flexible cable, for challenging shopfloor environments. The new system features a patented measurement technique: A sphere with a form deviation of 50 nm is used as an optical reference for the interferometer. This is said to remove mechanical rotation and swivel axes errors.
The system operates at different positions. Once assembled, it performs an automated measuring process by tracking the actual path of the machine in its entire working volume. Measurements are processed and analysed by the Trac-Cal software package, Etalon noted.