Closed Loop Manufacturing

Our Closed Loop Manufacturing (CLM) system matches some of the best high-precision machine tools with fully integrated optical and tactile inspection technologies, all in one machine. This system brings self-guided production into reality by allowing the machine tool to continuously inspect and adjust its processes in order to meet the ever-shrinking tolerances on high precision workpieces. Closed-Loop Manufacturing offers a state-of-the-art, self-optimizing machining method for the production of precision components in a variety of overall size ranges.

CLM-LSR

We offer Closed Loop Manufacturing solutions for a variety of laser-based machining systems. Utilizing the newest and most precise laser technologies available, along with in-machine optical and tactile inspection equipment, this  intelligent measurement system gives the laser machining center the ability to continuously inspect and adjust its processes. This allows you to meet the ever-shrinking tolerances on high precision workpieces in even the hardest of materials.

Features

  • Automated form and roughness measurement during the machining process
  • Real time closed loop feedback of measurement results to the machine control
  • Full 3D laser ablation, engraving, surfacing and edge marking

Hardware Specifications

Acsys PIRANHA µ

  • Table Size: 600mm x 700mm
  • XYZ Travel: 390mm x 390mm x 160mm
  • Max Workpiece Weight: 40

3D Optical Sensor

  • Z Travel: 26 mm
  • Measurement Speed: ≤ 1.7 million points/sec
  • Objectives: 5x, 10x, 20x
  • Min Measurable Roughness: 0.25 µm/10 µinch
  • Min Measurable Radius: 3 µm
  • Finest vertical resolution: 70 nm

Add-ons

  • Integrated bar code reader to automatically load part number, serial number, operator, machine, etc…

CLM-EDM

Along with our CLM-LSR system, we also offer Closed Loop Manufacturing for EDM based machining. By combining some of the best EDM technologies with integrated optical and tactile inspection, all in one machine, CLM-EDM allows the EDM machine to continuously machine, inspect, and adjust its processes in order to meet the ever-shrinking tolerances on high precision workpieces.

Features

  • Automated form and roughness measurement during the machining process
  • Real time closed loop feedback of measurement results to the machine control
  • Full 3D laser ablation, engraving, surfacing and edge marking

Hardware Specifications

Makino EDAF2

  • Table Size: 550mm x 350mm
  • XYZ Travel: 350mm x 250mm x 250mm
  • Max Electrode Weight: 75kgs

3D Optical Sensor

  • Z Travel: 26 mm
  • Measurement Speed: ≤ 1.7 million points/sec
  • Objectives: 5x, 10x, 20x
  • Min Measurable Roughness: 0.25 µm/10 µinch
  • Min Measurable Radius: 3 µm
  • Finest vertical resolution: 70 nm

Add-ons

  • Integrated bar code reader to automatically load part number, serial number, operator, machine, etc…