Laser interferometers are commonly used to calibrate the linear axes of machine tools. Despite that these instruments are well known and used, the required measuring time is problematic for application in industry. What is more, such measurements cannot typically be automated, require an expert, and protection covers have often to be removed to gain access.
The Position Inspector is designed to overcome these issues and provide a rapid, automatic method for calibration of machine linear axes. It puts an instant “health check” at hand during normal production, delivering fully automated measurement in less than five minutes to derive the total machine positioning accuracy.
Measurements are made according to international standards (ISO 230). Results are presented in a digital quality report as well as an interactive history function.