Marposs has announced the availability of its new WRP60P and WRP45P high-accuracy touch probes with multichannel radio transmission. The se probes are for high-accuracy 5-axis machining centers and milling machines, which address high precision industries such as die and mold, aerospace, aeronautics and biomedical.
Through automatic detection of machine axes position, the WRP45P and WRP60P achieve part positioning, work piece orientation and origin identification as well as accurate part measurement. Based on piezo-electric technology, these probes provide excellent measurement performance on 3D surfaces with repeatability within 0.25 µm. The WRP45P and WRP60P reportedly go beyond other high precision probes, which might be sensitive to noise and vibrations. Relying upon a special filter, these probes can distinguish false-triggering events from actual touch events.
These high precision probes, which operate with the WRI receiver, have a range of 15 meters, making them well-suited for large machines. And, because the line of sight between the touch probe transmitter and receiver is not required, complex surfaces and deep cavity parts can be inspected. Measurements may be performed at depths as great as one meters due to the modular structure and extensions of the probe.
There are several types of applications are available. The multiple-channel transmission and option to choose the proper channel enables each application to support up to four probes, all managed by the same WRI receiver. Additionally, the probes used in conjunction with the WRTS tool setting system can be used for twin applications allowing users to check the part and the tool using the same WRI receiver. Multispindle applications can also be achieved by installing two applications on the same machine, enabling two probes to be used simultaneously.
The WRP45P and WRP60P are part of the Mida Diamond line of high precision machine tool touch probes and tool setters designed to control every step of the production process. Advantages of the Mida Diamond probing line include reduced machining and checking times, increased production efficiency, reduced production rejects, and constant machining quality level during the entire production process.
Related Glossary Terms
Cone-shaped pins that support a workpiece by one or two ends during machining. The centers fit into holes drilled in the workpiece ends. Centers that turn with the workpiece are called “live” centers; those that do not are called “dead” centers.
- gang cutting ( milling)
gang cutting ( milling)
Machining with several cutters mounted on a single arbor, generally for simultaneous cutting.
Machining operation in which metal or other material is removed by applying power to a rotating cutter. In vertical milling, the cutting tool is mounted vertically on the spindle. In horizontal milling, the cutting tool is mounted horizontally, either directly on the spindle or on an arbor. Horizontal milling is further broken down into conventional milling, where the cutter rotates opposite the direction of feed, or “up” into the workpiece; and climb milling, where the cutter rotates in the direction of feed, or “down” into the workpiece. Milling operations include plane or surface milling, endmilling, facemilling, angle milling, form milling and profiling.