Setting New On-Machine Tool Measurement Standard

Renishaw, will launch its latest non-contact tool setting solution at the EMO 2019 exhibition (16th – 21st September). The new NC4+ Blue system will be one of many smart factory process control solutions demonstrated by Renishaw, which are proven to help machine shops across many industries transform their production capabilities. Building on the success of the enhanced NC4 range of tool setters, the NC4+ Blue is Renishaw’s latest evolution of the non-contact tool setter, delivering a step-change in tool measurement accuracy, with tool-to-tool performance proven to ISO230-10 standards.

Improved Component Accuracy With Reduced Cycle Time

Featuring industry-first, blue laser technology (patent pending) and improved optics, Renishaw’s NC4+ Blue systems deliver significant improvements in tool measurement accuracy, ensuring components can be machined more accurately and efficiently. Compared to red laser sources found in conventional non-contact tool setters, blue laser technology has a shorter wavelength, resulting in improved diffraction effects and optimized laser beam geometry. This enables the measurement of very small tools, whilst minimizing tool-to-tool measurement errors – a critical consideration when machining with a wide range of cutting tools.

NC4+ Blue systems also use Renishaw’s latest non-contact tool setting software packages, which include a new dual measurement mode with auto optimization technology. Combined, these features ensure fast and reliable tool measurement, even in wet conditions – saving users time and money.

Simplified Programming and Reporting – Industry 4.0 Ready

NC4+ Blue support is now embedded into Renishaw’s extensive range of graphical user interfaces, including on-machine and mobile apps such as Renishaw Set and Inspect and GoProbe. These consistent, easy-to-use programming platforms are perfect for users who are new to probing or have little machine code knowledge, whilst still offering operational benefits to more experienced users.

Renishaw technologies provide the data that enables intelligent decision-making for Industry 4.0. On-machine tool measurement allows manufacturers to automate and optimize their processes and minimize quality problems and CNC machine stoppages. With the latest version of Renishaw’s on-machine Reporter app, users can now view historical tool data captured by the NC4+ Blue and export the results for use in their chosen software and control systems.

For more information: www.renishaw.com

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