Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Communicate between cell controller and gauge with Renishaw EZ-IO software

March 24, 2015
By Alyssa Dalton

Mar. 23, 2015 – Renishaw’s EZ-IO software for the Equator Flexible Gauge claims to make it easy for automation integrators to configure communications between Equator systems and a cell controller. The software allows for various intelligent functions, such as automatic re-mastering when the Equator detects a change in shop floor temperature, then directing a robot or shuttle system to load the master part into the gauge. It features a process monitor display, which provides a chart of the history of feature measurements, an “invaluable feature for controlling manufacturing processes,” it says. It also enables management of the mastering process according to temperature, time or number of parts measured. According to the company, it can switch between parts in seconds, making it ideal for flexible manufacturing processes or accepting parts from multiple machines.

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