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Portable CMM Rotary Axis Table Improves measurement Productivity by 40 Percent

Rotary measurement and angular positioning device supplier, RPI, , has expanded its metrology product range with the launch of OctoScan, improving productivity by up to 40%. OctoScan is a highly accurate rotary axis enhancing the measurement capability of portable measurement arms. It enables objects that are larger than the standard reach of the portable arm to be easily and accurately recorded.

This new rotary positioning system provides additional flexibility to the measurement process, minimising errors and increasing accuracy for otherwise difficult to reach areas with an overall increase in measurement volume.

OctoScan is also built with convenience in mind with wireless functionality and highly portable around a production line. It can be integrated with any measurement arm or portable CMM. At the recent CONTROL exhibition LK Metrology’s Freedom Arm measuring system was demonstrated with a fully integrated OctoScan via PolyWorks measurement software.

The universally compatible design enables very easy set-up. Additionally, OctoScan has been designed so that parts can be fixed into place in many different ways. Its built-in magnets and multiple threaded fixing holes allow for an element of bespoke fixing. Octoscan’s high accuracy and portability mean that it is one of the most efficient rotary positioning systems commercially available.
It has been demonstrated that due  to its full access to larger parts, and using only a single set up, OctoScan is able to increase overall workplace productivity by up to 40%, whilst also significantly minimising human error and fatigue. This is due to it eliminating the need for repeat measurements of certain parts that would typically stand outside the measurement range.

Octoscan has a radial and axial runout of 1 micrometer and coning of axis +/- 0.5 arcseconds.

Peter Marchbank, RPI’s Managing Director, said: “The launch of a new line of products is always an interesting time for both us and our customers and with OctoScan, I can already envision how it will influence workflows in many industries. The one thing people are going to notice almost immediately is the increased efficiency it brings to the workplace and when considering its increased measurement volume and enhanced accuracy, repeat measurements and human error will become less of a problem. Its ergonomic design is allowing it to be moved all over the production line, almost anywhere that it is needed. All in all, OctoScan is an extremely promising new addition to our already great product line-up and having already received our first orders follow the launch I am confident it will become a staple of our client’s standard tools in the very near future.”

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