This is the EQUATOR™ machine #A-EQ33-1S40. It includes a EQUATOR™ machine with 6-port rack and joystick, controller with Organizer software and M6 threaded fixture plate. It is a Regular height EQUATOR™ combination kit Operator’s version.
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Equator systems are available with two levels of software, a programmable version for production engineers to create DMIS programs and; at a lower price, a shop floor system (operator’s version) which allows those programs to be executed but prevents operators from making modifications.
The Renishaw EQUATOR™ is a versatile alternative to custom gaging, offering inspection of an unprecedented variety of manufactured parts.
The EQUATOR™ machine system consists of a highly repeatable, “parallel kinematic” structure, machine coupled with a high- power, multi-axis universal controller and digital servo power amplifier. The resultant system is capable of high-speed, comparative gaging for inspection of high-volume manufactured parts, directly on the shop floor. Additionally, the optimized ratio of working envelope (300 mm × 300 mm × 300 mm*) to machine footprint (~ 570 mm × 500 mm), means EQUATOR™ machine can be set to work in even the most crowded of factory spaces. This lightweight machine, weighing just 55 lbs, requires just single phase power and needs no costly air supply. Re-configuration of the gaging system to cater for part design changes, or to measure new parts, is possible in a fraction of the time it would take with conventional custom gaging. An operator can switch between parts in seconds, perfect for flexible manufacturing processes or for accepting parts from multiple machines.
*300 mm Z measurement range available with module change to SM25-3, measuring external features only on an extended height Equator only. Z axis stroke is 150 mm.