New evaluation electronics from HEIDENHAIN for intuitive and highly precise measuring
HEIDENHAIN has developed QUADRA-CHEK 3000, the new evaluation electronics for quick, simple and highly precise measuring. Its modern video tools evaluate the camera images from profile and measuring projectors, measuring microscopes and video measuring machines. The integrated error compensation system improves the mechanical accuracy of the measuring machine. Filter functions prevent results from being corrupted through contamination on the object to be measured or on the measuring machine optics. This makes the QUADRA-CHEK 3000 the perfect complement for high-precision measuring machines.
During evaluation of the camera image, the QUADRA-CHEK 3000 detects contour edges and specifies measurement points on them. It then displays the results graphically on its touchscreen. Right next to this, the operator has simple, clearly marked controls and displays for the functions available. These also include intelligent support functions that execute the measurements automatically. In this way, the user has everything in view and can operate the QUADRA-CHEK 3000 quickly, easily and intuitively by tapping, wiping and pulling on its touchscreen.
Another new feature is the Part View. It graphically represents elements of a component that have already been measured and enables the design of other geometry elements. In this way, for example, the QUADRA-CHEK 3000 calculates the distances between holes. The elements required are selected quite simply and intuitively via the touchscreen in the graphical representation. This is made possible by the completely newly developed hardware and software platforms.
In order to survive the harsh working environment of a production plant, the QUADRA-CHEK 3000 has a very flat and sturdy aluminum housing, with a touchscreen of specially hardened glass. As extra protection, the aluminum housing has been pulled around the edge of the screen. The power supply unit is integrated in the housing, and the passive cooling requires no fan. Thus the QUADRA-CHEK 3000 achieves the high workshop protection classes of IP65 for the front and IP40 for the rear. The rear panel has connections and interfaces—including USB and Ethernet—for all common encoders as well as for digital cameras. The QUADRA-CHEK 3000 can easily be integrated in the company network.