CNC Probing Recorder Software Package

Contact Details

Marposs
Address
3300 Cross Creek Pkwy
Auburn Hills
48326
MI
United States
Phone
248-370-0404
Toll Free Phone
800-627-7677
Fax
248-370-0991

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February 04, 2020
CNC Probing Recorder Software Package

Marposs introduces the CNC Probing Recorder software package — an automatic measurement, report and process control acquisition system for statistically analyzing measurement results using Marposs’ optical and radio touch probes. The software is designed to analyze production processes, allowing prompt, corrective actions to be taken to prevent production of low-quality workpieces.

The software features an intuitive design, guided measurement process creation routine and automatic acquisition of measurement results, allowing even the most inexperienced operator to implement appropriate corrective actions when and where necessary. It has been designed and developed to be used in the Microsoft Excel environment and supports both FANUC and Siemens CNC systems, providing interface with the machine tool via an Ethernet connection.


The CNC Probing Recorder will select the corresponding set of available workpiece measurement cycles according to the machine it is operating. Once the number of measurement processes to run is defined, data is entered via the edit masks. This data includes the measurement’s nominal value, its tolerance margins, the type of cycle, and the desired result. The CNC Probing Recorder will then automatically suggest the name/number of the program to be activated in the cutting program on which the data collection cycle will be run.   


Once the machine connection is established, the production of each workpiece and the measurement processes are completed, the CNC Probing Recorder will automatically enter the results in the cells corresponding to the workpiece number, the batch number, and the number of the process currently in progress, creating a report showing the trends of the individual measurements over time.


At the end of the production, the data collected can be saved automatically and exported in Q-DAS format so it can be processed in the future using software for statistical calculations. The data can be recalled at any time and a report can be generated for the workpiece or the type of measurement, including statistical data.

Additional benefits include:

  • Graphic result reports that are intuitive and easy to consult
  • Color-based identification for a rapid analysis of good and reject items

Related Glossary Terms

  • 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.

  • process control

    process control

    Method of monitoring a process. Relates to electronic hardware and instrumentation used in automated process control. See in-process gaging, inspection; SPC, statistical process control.

  • tolerance

    tolerance

    Minimum and maximum amount a workpiece dimension is allowed to vary from a set standard and still be acceptable.