From time to time, we want to offer measuring tips that show how our machines can simplify the task of measuring parts. Today’s example comes from one of the top 100 window and door manufacturers. They were wanting to verify that the hardware for their doors would fit in the machined areas of the wood parts. Let’s run through the process on our three axis table.
At this point, we save the reference frame and features associated with it.
Using the Renishaw probe, we index the probe head so we can measure the features on the next surface. If the probe has been used in this position before, we start measuring. If not, a quick teach operation tells the machine that the probe has changed.
Checking the Relationship
From here, we can measure a distance between the midpoint we just created, and the center of the hole we probed earlier. The readout will compare those features and tell us in X, Y, and Z how far apart those features are, as well as a 3D straight distance.
Hopefully you find this measuring tip helpful. We’ll be posting more examples like this in the future. If you have an application that you’d like us to help with, fill out our form or send us an email.