The X-AX LASERBAR is the solution to calibrate 3- 5-axis machine tools completely with minimal measuring equipment expenditure.
Calibration technology rethought: new techniques and patented developments combined with proven methods have created the X-AX LASERBAR. A measuring system for determining volumetric machine deviations has never been so compact, light and inexpensive.
As with the LASERTRACER, purely interferometric measurements are used to determine the geometric condition of the machine. With the X-AX LASERBAR, the laser is guided from the machine via the multi-stage telescopic tube. The two ends are supported by precision spheres in sphere nests. This makes it possible to calibrate smaller and medium-sized machine tools with 3, 4, 5 or more axes with manageable hardware.
With conventional measuring equipment, the total geometric deviations of a 5-axis machine can only be determined with extremely high effort – the entire process can take several days. Etalon’s X-AX LASERBAR, on the other hand, requires no more than two to four hours to fully capture all geometrical deviations of a 5-axis machine.
Combined with the sophisticated TRAC-CAL software, the measuring system analyzes the entire working area of the machine tool. It provides an accuracy of 1 µm and determines position deviations, straightness deviations, rotational deviations (pitch, yaw, roll) and the perpendicularity of the axes to each other. The angular positioning deviations, the axial and radial movements and the wobbling of rotary axes are also fully recorded. At the push of a button, a corresponding measurement report is generated for documentation purposes.
To increase the accuracy of the machine, correction data can then be automatically generated for the control system. The result: a maximum reduction of all geometrical errors, a process stable production from the first component and thus hardly any rejects or reworking effort.
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|U(95%) =1.0 µm
|270 mm – 1050 mm / 210 - 745 mm
|Horizontal angular range
|no fix limit
|Vertical angular range
|-45° to +75°
|0.4 kg (without sensor box)