News | February 11, 2004

ONE CMM Headlines Brown & Sharpe South-Tec Exhibit

Source: Brown & Sharpe, Inc.

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI—The ONE™ CNC shop floor coordinate measuring is featured in the Brown & Sharpe South-Tec exhibit, Booth 2519, March 2-4.

ONE's small footprint allows the CMM to be positioned close to machine tools. It uses linear recirculating ball bearings, rather than air bearings, eliminating the need for an air supply. It can be plugged in anywhere on the shop floor.

In addition, ONE offers a software tutorial that takes operators through installation and setup quickly and easily. ONE also automatically self verifies its original factory accuracy.

ONE's high-density polymer composite base stiffens the machine and provides 10 times more vibration dampening than traditional materials. The base also absorbs high frequency noise found on the shop floor, further reducing vibrations that affect measuring accuracy. The X axis carriage and Z-axis ram are constructed from an aluminum/silicon carbide matrix material to reduce weight and minimize the influence of thermal effects on measurement results.

All critical drive components are completely enclosed to increase ONE's reliability. Recirculating bearing packs are sealed to resist airborne contaminants, resulting in high life expectancy and low maintenance. Their inherent stiffness provides volumetric accuracy and repeatability equal to those of air bearings at significantly higher acceleration.

The ONE shop floor CMM comes equipped with the indexable TESASTAR® touch trigger probe and PC-DMIS™ ONE TOUCH™ measurement and inspection software.

The TESASTAR probe can be rotated through an infinite number of positions for complete flexibility in measuring complex components. Its measuring force can be adjusted for applications requiring long styli. ONE also accepts the full range of Renishaw probes and accessories including the fully indexable PH-10 for the most complex measurements.

PC-DMIS ONE TOUCH software includes touch screen Quick Start™ access to measurement routines and a Touch and Go™ Measurement feature. With Touch and Go Measurement, operators just touch the feature of the part being inspected. PC-DMIS ONE TOUCH automatically recognizes the feature type and creates an interactive graphical representation of the part on the screen.

PC-DMIS ONE TOUCH on-board training modules assist operators before, during and after programming and part execution with practical hands-on advice. Measurement assistance and lessons are driven by part drawings for realistic, on-the-job training.

Brown & Sharpe, 200 Frenchtown Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852-1700, 1-800-766-4673, FAX (401) 886-2727,