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  Blum To Present New Technology at Advanced Engineering 2016

Blum To Present New Technology at Advanced Engineering 2016

Added to MTDCNC by Blum-Novotest on 05 September 2016
As the leading manufacturer of measuring and testing technology, Blum-Novotest will be presenting brand new products and application examples for all matters regarding 'reliable sensor technology for Industry 4.0' at Advanced Engineering  2016. At the Birmingham NEC in Hall 3, Stand C41 from the 2nd to 3rd of November, Blum will be showcasing all its latest solutions. 

Coolant and oil frequently become an underestimated source of incorrect measurements when using standard touch probes for on-machine measurement technology. At this year's show, Blum will show how reliable and consistent measurement can be conducted on the machine, despite the presence of coolant.  

This is credit to pre-deflection technology and an increased measuring force that ensure coolant has no impact on the actual measurement, even at a measuring speed of 5 m/min. The impressive bi-directional TC61 touch probe system even enables pulling measurements of grooves and bars. 

Appearing alongside the company's renowned range of component measuring and testing technology, the new TC63-RG and TC64-RG DIGILOG surface roughness gauges mark a quantum leap in regard to roughness measurement for machine integrated quality control methods. In essence, the new TC63-RG and TC64-RG gauges can evaluate the surface roughness of the part whilst it remains clamped in the machine tool. 

For the abundance of aerospace manufacturers that will visit Advanced Engineering; and particularly for those machining blisks for engine turbines, there is a necessity for dimensional accuracy and also a defined surface roughness. In this case, the new TC64-RG is used to ensure machining faults and poor surface finishes are detected during the process. If ultra-precise DIN-compliant measurements as small as one tenth of a micron are required, the roughness gauge is guided across the workpiece surface at a comparatively slow measuring speed. When it comes to detecting machining errors in the micron range, measurements can be carried out up to 20 times faster.

For the end user, the benefits are immediate. Reject parts are reduced by enabling immediate re-working whilst the part is still clamped in the machining or turning centre. This improves productivity, process reliability and it eliminates downstream testing processes. 

Supporting these innovative products will be the latest RG 2.0 software that now allows parameters such as waviness, skew or contact area ratio to be presented for the measured surface in addition to the calculated roughness values. This system can now be integrated with the DIGILOG software in the control systems of machine tools. This now enables customer-specific signal analyses to be performed for route-based measurement. It allows form and surface defects to be logged  as well as lengths and angles of the measured surface. 

If you want to improve your production quality, consistency and improve overall 'peace-of-mind', it may be time to visit the Blum stand C41 at Advanced Engineering 2016 to see what the leading OEMs in all industry sectors are using.

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