Upgraded metrology software
- January 12, 2022
Coordinate measuring machine (CMM) manufacturer LK Metrology has announced the third release of its Camio 2021 programming and measurement software.
The new release includes a number of improvements, including the incorporation of a module that automates the inspection of spur and helical involute gears.
The Camio Gears module makes it possible to begin measuring the specific geometry of gears quickly by using the core capabilities of Camio software to generate straightforward inspection programs, advanced gear reports and automated probe calibration routines.
For each gear type, the software has a unique set of definitions, evaluation algorithms and reporting graphics packaged in one add-on module, which enables users to add a new capability to their existing CMM. The module supports alignment of the gear axis during measurement using any of the three CMM axes and traditional touch trigger probes or advanced scanning probes.
Several other improvements have been incorporated into Camio 2021 R3, the availability of which was announced at the end of November. Smart 3-2-1 datum alignment is new functionality that intelligently selects the datum axis and origin constraints, as well as the most suitable datum features using best-practice techniques. Should the user change the alignment properties manually, the selections automatically update.
Camio 2021 supports Metrology Gate, Industry 4.0 software that enables production teams to view and analyse quality data and monitor all CMM activity remotely from any internet-connected device. The web-based portal provides 24/7 access to information from any enabled metrology device for automatically retrieving inspection results and a summary of errors, a record of program changes, uptime of the CMMs and OEE (overall equipment effectiveness).