By Edited by: Laura Carrabine, Senior Editor
The PC-based QUADRA-CHEK Metrology software offers advanced functions for inspection measurement machines. This software makes it possible to perform 2D and 3D measuring tasks when standard digital readout products will not suffice. This inspection package introduces 3D profiling capabilities that can provide measurement and graphic evaluation of 3D contours using multi-sensor and tactile measuring machines. This new option for profile measurements imports a 3D CAD file (either STEP or IGES) and compares it with the actual measured part.
Part programming improvements were added to support compensation for the thermal behavior of products that experience a shrinkage or growth of material during the manufacturing process. This allows you to write a single inspection program for measuring parts with materials having a known growth or shrink rate throughout the manufacturing process.
The IK5000 version 2.96.0 software offers compatibility for PCs using Windows 7 (32bit) operating systems as well as Windows XP and Vista.
Improvements were also added to currently existing Radial and Palletize methods of automatic part programming routines. These methods are designed to help you when there are common features or parts that repeat angularly, around a datum, or based on a palletized grid layout. On Video-based Inspection machines, these improvements will retain specific video tool sizes and the positions needed for these measurements, and then repeat them based on the angle they are located around the datum or in reference to a linear layout. The new palletize grid functionality helps you graphically select which parts in the grid are required for measurement, and only run the program in those locations.
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