Hexagon Measurement Systems
No matter what Hexagon measurement equipment or software you use, we want to hear your ideas and suggestions on how we can improve.
Thanks for your assistance in helping us shape the future.
ON SCREEN JOG BOX TO ELIMINATE THE NEED OF PICKING UP THE CONTROLLER
I would like to have the control to have the same functions of the jog box on my computer screen so that if I get a crash and I'm nowhere near the CMM I can remote onto the computer move the probe away from the crash, edit my program and continue it. This would also be great for those of us that have large CMM's so that we don't need to go to the opposite end of the machine to grab the jog box just to move a probe a few thousandths away from the part.
CMMs need the option to have wireless jog boxes. I trip over the cord all the time and wheel over it with my chair.
Probe Shank alarm
For metal parts while using metal Probe shanks.
Create an alarm that tells the programmer and/or operator that the probe has shanked out.
A simple conductivity sensor would make this work on existing CMMs and new CMMs.
Add lights to the probe head.
JOG A-XIS & B-AXIS ON CONTROLLER
This function would be great to have the ability to find the perfect angle for difficult and complex orientations. being able to control the A-Axis & B-Axis with the jog box would eliminate the need to always rely on the Auto Wrist function or to select from the grid until you finally choose the correct angle.
BUILT IN PROFILOMETER, VIA SPECIAL TIP TO READ SURFACE ROUGHNESS. CMM IS VERY SENSITIVE TO DEVIATIONS I THINK IT CAN MEASURE SURFACE ROUGHNESS.
5 AXIS CMM HEAD
it seems that many CMM software supporting 5 AXIS CMM HEAD for example PH20 from Renishaw. it would be nice that PH20 can run on PC-DMIS.
Ability to use game console controller to move machine
Create the ability to map a game console controller to control the machine motion.
X button = Accept
O button = Slow mode
Triangle = Cancel/back
Square = Skip
Arrows activate and deactivate axis's
Step by step activation of angles
It would be usefull for adjusting new programs if there would be a feature where I as a programer could click on icon and after that all angles in program wount execute until I press on joystick of 3D CMM ok. Different explanation. If I have for example 10 angles in program. I would click on icon in toolbar or press some keyboard shortcut and every angle would need step by step confirmation with joystick or also with some shortcut.
Turn off machine servos function
A function to allow the program to turn off the machine servos would be very useful as operators often forget to do so when exiting an inspection program. This was an option in MeasureMax.
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