Renishaw has expanded its gauging system range with the new Equator 300 Extended Height system. The company says this new variant allows components to be transferred on to the machine on their machining fixtures and also allows the use of automated systems such as robots and conveyors.
The system can inspect features on parts up to 300mm tall, with rapid changeover to smaller parts using an extended fixture plate spacer. By using fixturing that positions parts to within 1mm of where the master was measured, Renishaw claims there is no significant effect on system repeatability.
Further versatility is offered by the Equator specific stylus changing rack which allows automated in-cycle changing of SH25 stylus holders.