Klingelnberg to present machine, software solutions at CIMT

Tactile and optical measurement at a Klingelnberg precision measuring center. (Courtesy: ©Klingelnberg)

Now in its 17th year, the China International Machine Tool Show (CIMT) will be in Beijing April 17-21, 2021. Klingelnberg will again be present as an exhibitor, in Hall W3, Booth A202, where it will showcase innovative new developments and improvements to existing machine and software components. In particular, visitors can look forward to live demonstrations of the Klingelnberg Precision Measuring Center P 40.

The precision requirements for components and assemblies are steadily on the rise. To meet these demands, as many measurement tasks as possible should be combined into a single sequence — ideally directly on the shop floor rather than in the measuring room. The precision measuring centers in the P-Series do just that. They integrate all coordinate and gear measurement tasks, as well as geometric and roughness measurement tasks, on one machine, which can be set up directly in the production environment.

Combining different measurement tasks on one machine is a true leap forward in terms of quality assurance. It saves on tooling and setup times, eliminates the need for repeat alignments on the measuring machine and significantly reduces throughput times. Particularly for high-precision components produced in large quantities, this presents interesting potential: Due to their possible interchangeability, they must be determined with stable, high levels of precision. The P-Series precision measuring centers systematically follow the approach of processing as many measurement tasks as possible on one machine. They execute the entire process in a single automated sequence directly on the shop floor. Particularly when producing large series of axially symmetrical drive elements with their many GD&T features, it is important to monitor the process in real time and in the production environment, to the extent possible.

The P-Series has proven itself in just such an environment. In the last 10 years alone, more than 500 configurations have been successfully installed. And Klingelnberg precision measuring centers are used as a reference around the world, not just by countless customers, but also by renowned metrology institutes.

In addition, Klingelnberg has systematically advanced optical metrology and introduced a new white light measurement system with sensor technology that is ideally suited to measurements in the sub-micrometer range. This will allow the tactile pitch measurement to be replaced by optical measurement, significantly reducing measurement times in serial measurement applications.

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