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Heavy industry

Precision in every order of magnitude

Manufacturing for the construction, agricultural, railway and heavy machinery industries requires high quality and reliable machining of large components. Renishaw offers a variety of solutions to address the challenges of machining large, high quality components on large machining centers.

Ensuring accurate movement of machining centers at every level is critical to overall control of the manufacturing process. Machine calibration and maintenance are essential because small deviations in the movement of the axes are particularly pronounced on large machines. Machine movement can be tracked in real time to ensure precise movement using optical and laser position measurement systems.

Renishaw's workpiece measurement systems can determine the workpiece position and material condition for workpieces such as large castings and forgings prior to machining. A nearly reticulated workpiece can be inserted into a machine tool with minimal adjustment. Adaptive processes evaluate the workpiece position and alignment and determine the oversize / undersize to reduce set-up times and improve machining accuracy. Renishaw's tool measurement systems monitor tool wear, especially when machining difficult-to-machine materials.

Many of Renishaw's part set-up and cycle measurement probes are designed for large overflow to compensate for the inertia of large machines. These probe systems communicate even over long distances using insensitive radio data transmission systems, so that no line of sight is required.

Component testing and verification on CMMs is often essential for high-quality parts. The 5-axis measuring system REVO® from Renishaw offers a range of sensors for a wide range of measuring requirements such as geometry and surface quality; Contactless options are also available. The fast movement of the CMM head shortens the measurement time. Nevertheless, the accuracy is guaranteed by minimizing the machine inertia and the overflow during the measurement.

New manufacturing techniques such as metal additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) allow manufacturers to create stronger parts that couldn't be made using traditional methods. Additive manufacturing can also be used to prototype new components made from fully compressed metal, which can be extremely useful in product development and testing.