Adding a Workpiece Inspection Probing System to Your Machine Tool Is Worth Considering
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, November 2, 2021 -
As machine tool automation advances, more manufacturers are looking towards the addition of a inspection probing system to help them make a bigger impact on their performance and profitability.
That is why Shibaura Machine is proud to partner with Metrology Resource Group (MRG) in Rockford, IL to offer the integration and application assistance for our customers to add the Renishaw inspection probe system RPM60 product to our vertical turning lathe, horizontal boring mill, and bridge style/double column machines.
Cost Savings & Quality Improvements
Smart production environments are quickly evolving. The Renishaw probing systems are industry-leading in technology and performance to allow manufacturers to automate their processes as effectively as possible.
Setting a workpiece prior to machining delivers improvements to performance and profitability throughout industries. Reductions in downtime, scrap/rework, and reducing calibration and maintenance costs are some of the initial benefits Shibaura Machine customers have reported. Due to the automation, errors from manual input are reduced and operators are able to focus on proactive engineering roles. Setting a workpiece prior to the machine also improves the safety of operators because they no longer need to enter the workzone for manual measurements.
Automatic gauging and first-off inspection offer an additional competitive edge. With adaptive machining, you get process feedback to minimize variation, increasing your confidence in unmanned machining. First-off inspection is available with an automatic offset update which reduces machine downtime normally spent waiting on inspection results.
All of these bullets add up to repeatability, process control, and added quality. In turn, a lower overall total cost of ownership and increased competitiveness in the industry is achieved.
Consider Your Application
There is a inspection probe for every application. If your shop floor is looking to improve repeatability, process control, and quality going into 2022, contact our team today to discuss how the addition of a Renishaw tool probing system to your Shibaura Machine Tool can make a positive impact on helping you reach your goals.
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