Laser calibration analysis software
By Mary Del
Aug. 29, 2014 – Renishaw’s new XCal-View software brings an updated look, increased functionality and greater flexibility to laser calibration data analysis. The software is the first part of a planned suite of new software covering data capture, analysis and error compensation. It is compatible with Renishaw’s ML10, XL-80 and XR20-W rotary axis laser calibration systems, and features a new, simplified interface that allows users to select, edit and format data in a variety of graph formats. The software’s improved generic error compensation function now allows assessment of machine errors and creation of linear compensation files. The software’s compare function overlays multiple data sets on the same screen, especially useful when monitoring the effect of mechanical and servo adjustments or comparing different types of data sets, such as linear and yaw errors, the company says. The generic error compensation function uses a simple “profile” entry screen for fast generation of data values with a graphical display of expected compensated performance overlaid on the original test data.