Related Glossary Terms
1. Process of locating the center of a workpiece to be mounted on centers. 2. Process of mounting the workpiece concentric to the machine spindle. See centers.
- computer numerical control ( CNC)
computer numerical control ( CNC)
Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.
- edge finder
Gage mounted in the spindle of a vertical mill and used, while rotating, to find the center of a part relative to the toolholder.
REGO-FIX recently announced the development of an innovative new 3D-EdgeMaster precision centering device product line. Continuing the REGO-FIX tradition of providing solutions to manufacturing customers’ most challenging toolholding needs, 3D-EdgeMaster measuring technology was developed to provide shops with process reliability and improved production quality.
The new 3D-EdgeMaster is shock and splash proof in accordance with IP 67 regulations, and the mechanism is protected by a predetermined breaking point in the ceramic probe insert. The 3D edge finder provides fast and precise probing of reference edges, setting of the zero point and measuring with repeat accuracy of ≤ 0.01 mm.
Shops can adjust runout by setting the X-axis and Y-axis. They can also calibrate the measuring path, center the machine axis and determine the bore center. The probe can quickly and easily be replaced.
Designed to shorten setup time and improve precision, the new 3D-EdgeMaster measuring technology also includes MasterBar test arbors, which are ideal for calibrating the machine spindle, increasing CNC quality and minimizing scrap costs.
The 3D-EdgeMaster is available in both inch and metric versions. A QR code is embedded on the product for convenient retrieval of product information and the inspection certificate.