One of the most popular actions in the past few years is the upgrade of old coordinate measuring machines with the newest and the latest software and hardware. This gives back the full potential and performance of the measuring equipment which, naturally, does not wear or corrode. In the present day’s competitive business platform or market, only the software and electronic capabilities that the coordinate measuring machines were initially supplied and provided with.
CMM RETROFITTING AND ITS BENEFITS
An effective and cost-efficient option for an old Coordinate Measuring Machine or CMM, which is also the smartest way to expand and develop the machine’s present measurement features and capabilities, is through upgrading it by the process called CMM Retrofitting.
You can entirely optimize the speed of measuring and the performance in of your CMM using our team of highly trained technicians. We offer different solutions that will provide you with uniform and consistent CMM hardware expertise and technology platform, along with CMM software that can cater or your available machines, regardless of type or make. We have the right equipment and knowledge to retrofit any type of Coordinate Measuring Machine which includes gantry, multi-arm machines, traditional bridge, and horizontal arm. Furthermore, the retrofit answers and solutions we offer can effortlessly handle accessories like scanning probes, rotary tables, tool changers, laser scanners, and the incorporation of PLC’s exterior shop surface.
Kreon CMM and CNC Retrofit
Upgrading your Coordinate Measuring Machines extends its life and makes it easier to use and operate since the software and the CNC controller, which are prone to obsolescence and failure, are easily replaceable with the newest and latest available technology. You can benefit with the maintenance contracts and sustenance team of our Coordinate Measuring Machines software through the stipulated systematic updates to your device, which in additional, will keep your technology updated to any personal computer hardware or controlling system updates.
Another significant but a not so recognizable and minded benefit of a CMM retrofit is that it removes the burden of replacing the old CMM, removing of the machines (which is by heavy and huge), and it’s disposing of which is quite hard.
Why will you opt to alter the entire Coordinate Measuring Machine when, in fact, the CNC controller and the software are the only things that need changing?
CMM UPGRADING PROCESS
We assure you that upgrading your CMM with our help is guaranteed and proven successful and effective since we have updated and upgraded more than hundreds of coordinate measuring machines from all over Thailand.
Before starting any process of retrofitting, our well-experienced and professional technical team will take a look and assess your current coordinate measuring machine through executing different tests which will the basis for determining the performance and characteristics of your machine. While performing these tests, another team will be discussing to the owners of the machine the objectives of retrofitting which are increases in accuracy, software capability, speed, analyzing technology, ease of utilization, reliability, and a lot more above others. The users will know and will be able to ascertain the advantages of controller hardware replacement, current controller preserving, and many more necessary upgrades or repairs required to attain the given objectives.
Our professional and experienced engineers will then be making an extensive tuning of your machine, which follows a certain process of retrofitting solution, to guarantee optimized performance and movement; which will then be followed by precision and accuracy checking and a complete calibration of your CMM. With the use of developed 23-parameter geometrical error compensation utilizing laser interferometers, your coordinate measuring machines will be adjusted.
COMPUTER NUMERICAL CONTROL OR CNC
Considering the viability of preservation for future uses, we will completely assess your present Computer Numerical Control controller. In varying cases, as with latest coordinate measuring machines, your present controller may still be sold through OEM or our company, thus, giving you extra income and lesser costs. From about 15 manufacturers of CMM, we obtained direct and actual interfaces of over 50 diverse coordinate measuring machine controllers through our Metrolog X4 software. In almost all cases, the capability of your machines controller sets the limits of the CMM’s performance.
Metrologic ME5009 is among the most innovated digital CNC controllers for your CMM if in case it certainly needs a replacement. Metrologic ME5009 comprises of a typical three-axis calibration interface, power supply, standard amplifiers, and motorized examine head device (for former PH10 probe heads and PH9). On the other hand, upgrading Metrologic ME5009 belongs to one of your options which give:
- Servo and fourth-axis scale (examples are twin-drive gantry CMM, rotary table, and much more)
- Integration of SP800, SP600, and SP25 scanning prods.
- Integration of Kreon Zephyr, a probe utilizing laser scanners
- Excessive power options for huge machines
- Stylus altering systems and a completely automatic probe
Metrologic ME5009 is installable on any model or make of CMM, along with a choice of adding ergonomic hand devices for control, comprising of joystick maneuvers of the machine, motorized examine the head device, Liquid crystal display or LCD, and function keys which can be easily programmed. Furthermore, using unwired hand controllers is an available option for users to completely gain the liberty of movement on the entire machines.
Our experienced and fully trained Metrologic technicians will professionally install all controllers.
MOTORS AND DRIVE SCHEME
The mechanical condition of the motors and drive schemes or systems in a coordinate measuring machine defines its performance. Older machines’ performances can be affected by mechanical wears and tears which occur from time to time.
Through different tests, our technical team determines the characteristics of your coordinate measuring machine and will assess if it can still be improved through overhauling or replacing the drive system of your CMM.
A lot of older machines utilize old technology calibrating system that encompasses light piercing through or reflect off a glass or luminous metal scale. These old systems don’t give the high level of precision and accuracy, and limits the speed of your coordinate measuring machine, compared to that of modern and advanced scaling systems. The newly developed digital scales can fairly simple put into any type of CMM which also extends the serviceability and the life of the machine for a couple of years.
AIR LINES AND AIR BEARINGS
The majority of the coordinate measuring machine systems function through dense air bearings usage. It is important that these bearings are momentarily maintained and kept clean and dry. If the passing air is not dry and clean, the pipework that brings the air to the air bearings will constantly depreciate with the passage of time. In a few cases, ensuring optimal performance entails a recommendation or replacing all or some of the hydraulic schemes or system of your CMM. Only if the air bearings are extremely damaged and took undue wear and tear will it be replaced?
Many of the available coordinate measuring machines use a standard hand triggered probe system, like those of Renishaw’s manufactured machines. One of the objectives of your machines undergoing retrofitting is to give the possibility of utilizing better and more complex probing answers and solutions like three-dimensional laser scanning devices and probes.
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) controller fails to support probing solutions that only controller retrofitting is deemed essential. The ability to entirely cope with the newest measuring technologies and a fully let of life are the significant things that the controller, can offer, given that it can impart a solution to any of the underlying cases.
CMM INSPECTION SOFTWARE: METROLOG X4 3D
You cannot consider the retrofitting process complete if the software is not upgraded. The best and the leading independent software for CM retrofit is Metrolog X4 3D which is suitable for any model or make of CMM. Metrolog X4 3D deals with all applications measuring; its modular scheme allows you to pick and choose the preferable degree of functionality that suits your needs, budget, and requirements.
23-PARAMETER GEOMETRICAL ERROR COMPENSATION
Present day coordinate measuring machines needs extra fault mapping to make up the built-in errors that occurred in the manufacturing process. Unmapped errors of old CMMs benefit a lot from the enhanced compensation of software to eradicate localized faults. The extremely advanced fault determining software of Metrologic facilitates any kind of machine to obtain compensated software fit for different combinations that range until 23 blunder parameters like roll, pitch, linearity, straightness, and yaw.
Once our engineers are done performing a complete error-map, we assure you that any machines integrated with our software, either good accuracy in measuring or bad, improves the machine to an even better tool.
Furthermore, the purchase of a PH10 PLUS mechanical probe entails free modules and racks for the charger.
WE HOLD THE SOLUTION TO ANY TYPE, MODEL, AND MAKE
ThaiCMM always have the solution to any make type of machine you want to improve. WE ASSURE YOU THAT ONCE YOU SEEK HELP FOR US, YOUR CMM WILL IMPROVE ITS PERFORMANCE AND ACCURACY AND WILL BE EASIER TO USE THAN BEFORE.