In-line CMM automation - Greatest prospect for increased competitiveness
In-line CMM measurement allows automated manufacturing cells to increase product quality and production efficiency. Rapid detection of process variation enables corrective actions in real-time while maintaining the continuous flow of production.
Improved quality control
Continuous stream of reliable data
Rapid detection of process variation
Independent verification of quality
Eliminates operator influence on metrology
Control and optimize production in real-time
Update machine tool settings automatically
Eliminates transporting parts to and from the CMM
Maintain continuous flow of production
Central database with all manufacturing
Store inspection data for every manufactured part
Track components as they progress production
Share track and trace data with upstream partners
Benefits & features
Software – The core of the automation process
Nikon Metrology provides a modular suite of software solutions for automated in-line CMM measurement, manufacturers have the option to choose just the functionality they need.
CMM automation software allows integration of the CMM within an automated manufacturing cell. The manufacturing cell control system operates the CMM remotely over a local network. CMM sequencing is easily configured to suit each installation and expandable as requirements change.
CAMIO software provides advanced programming and reporting functionality for a wide range of CMM applications. For the most advanced automation systems logic control is also available at the CMM program level using DMIS high programming language.
Shop floor CMMs ready for in-line inspection
Designed around the demanding requirements of shop floor automation, Nikon metrology specializes in a range of ceramic CMMs for in-line measurement.
Ultra-stable ceramic design
Protected moving guideways
Pneumatic anti-vibration stands
Flexible multi-sensor probing
Precision air-bearing technology
Proven solutions for in-line CMM integration with automated manufacturing cells incorporating a variety of production equipment and systems.
Programmable logic controller (PLC)
Material planning safety system
Visual, audio and wireless indication of CMM status and other process events, automatic monitoring enables a quick response should the unexpected occur.