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AUG 2018

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MMS AUGUST 2018 272 JEDD COLE | EDITOR | IMTS 2018 Inspection and Measuring ON DISPLAY Laser Measuring System Redesigned for Speed, Reliability Blum-Novotest's LC50-Digilog laser measuring system has been redeveloped to enhance the speed, preci- sion and in-process reliability of tool measurement in machine tools. The measuring system is said to gener- ate thousands of measurement values per second while adjusting the measuring speed according to the nomi- nal speed of the tool. The system also measures each cutting edge individually, so that comparisons from the shortest to the longest cutting edge can be made. Run- out errors caused by contamination on the taper of the toolholder are automatically detected. The system also detects any contaminants and cooling lubricants adher- ing to the tool and deducts them from the result. The system's measurement and testing times have been shortened by as much as 60 percent, the com- pany says. An optimized beam shape and a 30-percent smaller focus diameter improve accuracy, and the homogeneity of the laser beam enables more analog measurements. The influence of coolant mist has been reduced to improve accuracy and in-process reliabil- ity. According to Blum-Novotest, the optimized design enables the measurement of tools that are as much as 30 percent bigger. Applications include the company's 3D ToolControl software, which enables continuous Digilog-based contour measurement of tools including visualization on the control screen. The SpindleControl technology cycle can be used to record and evaluate the state of a spindle bearing. | Blum-Novotest Inc. | East, Level 3, Booth 135527 CMM Designed for Adaptability Hexagon's Global S coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is built for adaptability in materials, production processes and product demand. The machine combines smart technologies including user experience enhancements, advanced software and eco- friendly options. Measurements are made in one of three available performance levels, colored green, blue and chrome. Users select the needed productivity driver from throughput, precision, flexi- bility or shopfloor measurement options. The machine is custom- izable and is part of the company's Enhanced Productivity Series (EPS) line. | Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence | East, Level 3, Booth 135202

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