PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Klingelnberg presents smart measuring technology at METAV

METAV, the International Exhibition for Metalworking Technologies, will mark its twentieth year as the innovation showground for manufacturing technology. Represented in the Quality Area Forum with the P 16 G Precision Measuring Center, Klingelnberg, along with other companies, will show that measuring technology is an essential pillar of smart data and big data concepts.

Scheduled for February 20-24, more than 600 exhibitors from more than 20 nations will present their latest metalworking technologies at this year’s METAV in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The exhibition hosted by the German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) is now in its twentieth year, and will once again provide a comprehensive overview of the entire value chain. The four areas of the chain (additive manufacturing, medical, molding, and quality) represent a microcosm of contemporary industrial manufacturing. Gear specialist Klingelnberg will enjoy a well-positioned presence in the Quality Area in Hall 16, Stand A13, focusing in this forum on its “non-gear” expertise with the P 16 G Precision Measuring Center.

Whether turning blanks, ground workpieces, circular blades, spacers for circular blades, or ball bearings, the new P 16 G Precision Measuring Center is purpose-designed – not to measure gear teeth, but rather specifically for use in manufacturing axially symmetrical components. It is the only machine in Klingelnberg’s P series to be equipped with software for dimension, form, and position measurement as standard. The software records diameter and cylindrical form/conicity; measures axial runout, evenness, and angularity; and delivers a wealth of information for quality management, as required. With this precision measuring center, there’s no need for gauges. In terms of quality assurance, this universal solution for axially symmetrical components provides new opportunities to make a vital contribution to success, particularly in times of highly accelerated innovation cycles and growing requirements. Measuring and testing technology has become an essential pillar of smart production concepts.

Stringent precision requirements in series production and increasing component complexity both call for the best available measuring technology. The P 16 G is optimally designed for the production process, suitable for direct shop floor use, and can be employed along the entire production chain. After each manufacturing step, every feature can be immediately displayed graphically or in table format, analyzed, and statistically evaluated. This enables efficient process control and reliable management of production processes. The basic software also includes storage of statistical data for further evaluation, such as warning limit specifications. And the P 16 G is incredibly easy to operate.