SpindleCheck Inspector (SCI)

SpindleCheck Inspector (SCI)

Built with the production environment in mind, the SpindleCheck Inspector (SCI) took the key features needed for quick shop floor assessment and added capabilities needed for the maintenance and supervisors to assess their equipment.  SpindleCheck Inspector allows you to quickly assess how a given machine will perform before or after a crash.  It allows a team to narrow down any problem areas or know the specific sweet spot where a machine should run to get the best performance. The cost of a spindle is approximately 10% of the total cost of the machine tool.  With a SpindleCheck Inspector you can confirm the quality of the spindle before a needless repair.

The system includes:

  • High-resolution capacitive displacement sensors
  • Precision spherical or cylindrical targets
  • Robust sensor mounting hardware
  • Data acquisition components
  • Proprietary software for error motion analysis
Key Benefits for You
  • Confirm or eliminate the root cause of a problem
  • Avoid unnecessary spindle repair or replacement
  • Minimize downtime and increase machine tool utilization
  • Reduce scrap / identify best and worst speeds
  • Better PM planning and scheduling
  • Set baselines for machine tools and track performance over time
  • Compare machines to better assign jobs
  • Measure a spindle after a crash, before doing PM
  • Qualify new machine tools
  • Software tutorial for step by step instructions for taking measurements
  • Machine Capability Report for analysis of specific machine
  • Shop Capability Report to understand which machine is best for the job
  • Wireless capable so sensing equipment can operate inside environment with all safeties in place
  • Battery powered for easy portability (Replaceable batteries for extended life)

Compliant with international standards

  • ANSI/ASME Standard B5.54-2005, “Methods for Performance Evaluation of CNC Machining Centers”
  • ANSI/ASME B5.57-1998 “Methods for Performance Evaluation of CNC Turning Centers”
  • ANSI/ASME B89.3.4-2010, “Axes of Rotation, Methods for Specifying and Testing”
  • ISO230-3, Test Code for Machine Tools Part 3, “Determination of Thermal Effects”
  • ISO230-7, Test Code for Machine Tools Part 7, “Geometric Accuracy of Axes of Rotation “
  • JIS B 6190-7, Test Code for Machine Tools Part 7, “Geometric Accuracy of Axes of Rotation”
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