In manufacturing, probe technology is one of the most reliable sources to ensure machine tools are efficient, accurate, and in good working order to machine a quality product. Probing systems are ideal for reducing setup times because they can quickly complete routine measurement and geometry tasks.
Every machinist has experienced this. You set up your program, everything is set in the machine, you press start, and immediately anxiety begins to set in as you go check the outcome of your part. There is always a chance the machine was just out of tolerance and needed to be readjusted. This isn’t as bad as crashing the machine and spending your day trying to recover. There is a learning curve, and typical mistakes every machinist makes.
There has been a steady transition in manufacturing from manual to automated machines and, in recent years, the latest machining processes have been designed to incorporate additional tools and technologies that assist manufacturing facilities to be competitive in the international manufacturing market.
As automation is becoming more ubiquitous throughout the manufacturing industry, manufacturers are adopting the latest techniques to assist with the efficiency of their manufacturing processes.