CMM-Manager(tm) software from Integrated Quality, Inc., upgrades the performance and productivity of older coordinate measurement machines (CMMs) by providing advanced measurement, operator interface, and programming functions normally found only on newer and more expensive CMM systems.
Working within an easy-to-use Windows desktop environment, operators using CMM-Manager can take advantage of walk-up measurement capability to quickly inspect parts in just minutes. CAD-based graphical programming allows for the creation of inspection programs directly from a CAD model. In addition, an exclusive "click-and-measure" function permits the operator to simply click on a part feature to automatically generate an optimal, collision-free part measurement path. Other features include drag-and-drop graphical report creation, including feature tolerance reporting for easy visual confirmation. Built-in Best-Fit Analysis lets operators compare measurement data to a CAD model for improved inspection accuracy. A Web-ready report function quickly creates an HTML report for email or Web posting.
According to Gary Rockwell, director of Marketing and Sales, "Users routinely report 200- to 300-percent productivity gains from their CMMs, depending upon the parts being measured. And CMM-Manager can be easily configured to work with a number of older CMM models and operating systems."