We are pleased to announce that in 2021 we continue the Siemens Product Partnership with regard to our 5-axis machine tool qualification tool, the IBS Rotary Inspector. The Siemens Product Partner programme identifies leading companies with recognized expertise in specific fields complementary to Siemens solutions. With the Rotary Inspector, we continue to be a product partner to the SINUMERIK product portfolio – where Siemens offers a range of leading CNC controls solutions including premium machine concepts.
The Rotary Inspector is a smart tool which provides ISO-standardised measurement of the kinematic accuracy of 5-axis machine tools. Using pioneering technology, it measures the machine’s geometric and dynamic performance in under one minute; including rotary axis pivot line offsets and squareness errors. Key performance indicators for machines can be tracked at a group, cell or factory level, in an auditable manner and real time. This can be the base for a cloud-based machine tool analytics approach and is therefore a significant step into the digitalization of the factory. An optional machine compensation module is available.
Through this partnership that started in 2017, two proven leaders in high precision machine tool solutions support each other to ensure that customers benefit from the most complete, efficient solutions of the highest quality, and can thus improve their competitiveness over the long term. The IBS certification as Siemens Solution Partner is a guarantee of high quality, when it comes to tailor-made solutions, that can meet the needs of the future in the areas of machine tool accuracy.
Futher reading on how we have used our Rotary Inspector to apply compensation with a Siemens controller:
Whitepaper Software based accuracy improvement of 5-axis machine tools by compensation of rotary axis errors