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PowerInspect Ultimate supports of measuring arms, laser scanners and measurements on a machine tool.

Geometrical control in PowerInspect allows to measure 2D and 3D features.

Detection of geometric features

PowerInspect allows for quick and simple measurements of geometric features with or without involvement of a CAD model. Detection of features accelerates the measuring process. The user has only to show appropriate spots and the software will detect type of a feature and give it appropriate values, directly from a CAD model.

Advantages:

  • faster and more simple measurements of geometric features,
  • automatic collection of nominal values directly from CAD model reduces the measuring errors risk,
  • simple, graphic user interface, allows for quick, easy and interactive programming,
  • direct selection of features from CAD model accelerates the features measurements programming.

PowerInspect allows to add Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) to the inspection sequences. The software has w wizard, which guides the user through the entire process. Expanded abilities of GD&T include:

  • tolerances of positioning (parallelism, perpendicularity, inclination, coaxiality, symmetry, position),
  • tolerances of position and shape (shape of determined outline, shape of determined area, all run-out tolerances).

Preview of a geometry allows the user to isolate nominal data from a CAD file and convert them into measuring points. This allows to save time and eliminate laborious entering of expected data features.

Reporting in PowerInspect means automatic generation of clear and legible measuring report.

PowerInspect automatically generates clear and legible measuring report. It can be enriched by subsequent views of parts, which present important dimensional and graphical information basing on a 3D model. The software allows to prepare both concise reports on single sheets and the multiple-page reports which include developed graphic materials, descriptions and annotations for end users.

PowerInspect provides preview of all measurements with one click. It is also possible to underline and graphically highlight potential problems in colours. Results can be exported to HTML, Microsoft Excel® and non-standard formats of a Customer.

Advantages:

  • simple creation of reports,
  • exporting of visible image with one click,
  • automatic creation of full text report,
  • quick and easy to understand reports.

PowerInspect supports all manual measuring devices, such as, e.g., measuring arms and manual CMM machines.

PowerInspect is the advanced solution for the quality control, allowing for intuitional preparation of a measuring plan. The software features automated strategies for CAD geometry control. PowerInspect Standard enables to import individual files in neutral CAD formats.

Advantages:

  • shortening of inspection time to the minimum,
  • easy to understand measurements result,
  • programming routine inspections, which allow to obtain coherent results from different measurements.

Most important features of the PowerInspect include:

  • detection of geometric features,
  • measurements in real time with lightning speed,
  • configurable user interface,
  • import of neutral CAD files,
  • quick and simple creation of reports.

PowerInspect allows for non-contact measurement through combination with laser heads and optical equipment. PowerInspect Premium enables to import individual models and assemblies, in neutral CAD formats, as well as the files coming from external programs.

Non-contact measurement in PowerInspect enables inspection of CAD models by means of a scanner placed on a measuring arm. Also enables to fetch data from the device without using CAD model and to export them in STL format to another CAD program.

Data capture

PowerInspect enables export of data collected by means of laser to CAD software (e.g. PowerShape Premium) for the purposes of reverse engineering.

Advantages:

  • quick collection of data from complicated components for the purposes of reverse engineering,
  • compatibility of collected data with other programs,
  • export of data in STL format.

Output

Non-contact measurement in PowerInspect increases process efficiency through faster scanning of large surfaces, when compared to the contact methods.

Advantages:

  • shortening of data collection time,
  • increasing of quantity of data collected foe analysis,
  • shorter scanning times as compared with contact probes.

Functionality

Functions supporting the non-contact control in PowerInspect enable quick and simple control of complex components.

Advantages:

  • simple in use interface intended for laser scanning,
  • measurements of delicate or elastic elements in real time,
  • quick, legible and graphic highlighting of errors.

PowerInspect Premium enables measurement of surface basing on the analysis of points and their comparison with nominal values of CAD model.

Surface measurement

PowerInspect enables control of a surface and obtaining results which are in conformity with CAD model, in real time. Color points inform about deviation of measurements from nominal value. Thanks to the above the user receives information about conformity of measured element, but also legible and comprehensible measuring report.

Directed measurements

PowerInspect enables to define critical measuring points.  The software shows user the spots where they occur by graphic indication of their location. Thanks to this the measuring process is simplified, still giving repeatable and coherent results. This helps to maximize manual measurement, and also to simplify the entire control.

Advantages:

  • shortening of inspection time to the minimum,
  • easy to understand result of a control, even with complicated measuring tasks,
  • programming routine inspections, which allow to obtain coherent results from different measurements.

Most important features of the PowerInspect Premium include:

  • detection of geometric features,
  • measurements in real time with lightning speed,
  • reuse of measurements,
  • configurable user interface,
  • import of CAD files in neutral formats,
  • read-write of CAD files from external programs,
  • import of individual models and assemblies,
  • quick and simple creation of reports.

PowerInspect Ultimate enables measurements of electrodes. It provides possibility to import and update .TRODE files, in order to perform inspection. This function is a solution which considerably shortens the time and reduces the electrode manufacturing costs.

Advantages of PowerInspect Ultimate include:

  • support of all main CAD formats,
  • quick reading of CAD models and their manipulation – even large and complicated assemblies,
  • Intelligent Cursor – automatic marking of geometric features on a CAD model,
  • wide range of measuring strategies, which can be freely modified,
  • Full off-line simulation and detection collisions on coordinate measuring machines.

PowerInspect Ultimate, among the other, means:

Shortened time and increased accuracy of configuration – automatic positioning of electrodes using data from measurements taken and from functions serving to align elements in order to recalculate their base. Computations performed by the software eliminate time-consuming trials and minimize the risk of errors.

Advantages:

  • shortening of process configuration time,
  • improvement of the machined parts quality,
  • reduction of machine standstills,
  • simplification of configuration procedure,
  • reduction of machining process stages,
  • minimization of error occurrence possibilities.

On Machine Verification (OMV) in PowerInspect enables inspection of complicated shapes and geometry directly on a machine tool by means of a probe. The probe measurements allow to control dimensional tolerances between the processes and after completion of machining.

On machine verification allows to measure elements, as they are still in the machine tool, reducing the need to transfer parts between the machine tool and the CMM. On Machine Verification (OMV) module enables measuring of components using a probe, its calibration and also simulation.

OMV key features include:

  • standard postprocessors,
  • supporting all types of 3D measuring sensors,
  • possibility of usage of measuring data in order to precisely match the machining,
  • simple programming of 3-, 4- and 5-axis machines,
  • results and reports stored in one file, even during measuring of a component lot.

Advantages:

  • direct measurements on a machine tool helps to fix the errors quickly,
  • measuring during the process helps to keep production under control,
  • automatic measuring strategies allow for faster and easy programming,
  • common file format enables to transmit sequences of measurements between a machine tool and the measuring device.

Automated measuring process serves for the control of complicated shapes and geometry on coordinate measuring machines CNC/DCC. Enables scanning in off-line mode, simulation of a probe and detection of collisions.

PowerInspect key features include:

  • one solution for wide offer of computer equipment,
  • interactive selection of features from a CAD model,
  • quick and flexible surface control,
  • in-built strategies of control,
  • automatic control of a section,
  • automatic collision avoidance,
  • quick and simple creation of reports.

Measuring sequences are created quickly by means of intelligent cursor, which automatically marks geometric features from CAD models, with one click. Automated measuring process means the best practices and flexibility. Thanks to offering proven measuring strategies, which can be modified according to the customer’s request, all measuring tasks for geometric and free surfaces are executed in a simple way.

Advantages of PowerInspect Ultimate include:

  • support of all main CAD formats.
  • quick reading of CAD models and their manipulation – even large and complicated assemblies,
  • Intelligent Cursor – automatic marking of geometric features on a CAD model,
  • wide range of measuring strategies, which can be freely modified.
  • full off-line simulation and detection collisions on coordinate measuring machines.

Automated measuring process in PowerInspect enables simulation of the CMM environment, thanks to which all paths of a probe can be checked and tested before launching a program on a machine, allowing to save time. PowerInspect offers a tool to create favourable and preferred manual measuring sequences, reducing the learning of a control to the minimum.

Functions we are going to obtain in PowerInspect Ultimate, among the other, include:

Automatic surface control – measuring strategies allowing for automated, simple to use control of each surface. Measuring strategies defined by the user allow to measure any points.

Advantages:

  • quick and easy programming of complicated shapes measurements,
  • avoiding collisions,
  • creation of uniform distribution of measured points,
  • strategies giving high flexibility.

Programming a measurement path – programmed measurement procedures for simple shapes allow to aply them quickly and easily in measuring sequences. The function of measuring path edition provides possibility to modify measuring points and flexibility during changes in of measuring strategies.

Advantages:

  • quick and easy programming of prismatic shapes,
  • mode of measuring cycle teaching provides high flexibility,
  • ease in switching between the automated mode and the measuring cycle teaching mode.
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