When an engine block undergoes the final operations of the production process, the requirements for subsequent measurements are very high. Alignment is carried out with the Hexagon’s HP-S-X5 HD scanning probe fixed sensor system. This is followed by the measurement of sealing surfaces, cylinder bores and the crankshaft channel. These elements have very tight tolerances and leave no room for compromises in accuracy.
Flexible Implementation of Sensor Systems for Efficient Measurement
Close observation shows there is potential to reduce time during the measurement process. Elements such as connecting threads, which exhibit larger tolerances and require more complex sensor configurations due to their arrangement on the engine block, can be measured quicker with the HH-AS-2.5 rotating-indexing system with HP-S-X1H. Traversal for mechanical changing is eliminated, thus reducing the changing time.
Geometry and Roughness Measurement in a Single Process
With Hexagon’s SENMATION, changes from the fixed sensor system to the rotating-indexing system are fully integrated into the measurement process. Changeover takes less than 45 seconds, and the sensors do not need to be calibrated again thanks to the innovative sensor interface. Roughness measurement also can be included in the automated measurement process. The PROFILER R is picked up with the HP-S-X5 by the sensor changer, and the measurement is carried out.
Reduction in Measuring Time Thanks to Application-Oriented Sensor Use
Thanks to the use of SENMATION, the right sensor can automatically be used within a measurement process for any measuring task. This reduces measuring time and can, depending on the measuring task, increase throughput considerably without compromising the required accuracy.
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