Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the second full release of QUINDOS 2019, its powerful software for special geometries and the most flexible package of solutions from standard inspection to powertrain.
The 2019.2 version includes the option QUINDOS Virtual CMM – VCMM II for determining the specific measurement uncertainty of test features. The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) verified model is based on the latest mathematical models and technological standards. Influencing factors and their correlations can be determined automatically for each measurement using the computer-based simulation according to VDI/VDE 2617 Sheet 7—either in a machine setting with remote environment or on a separate simulation computer. The number of simulation runs and timing of the simulation can be adjusted according to the individual measuring tasks in order to react flexibly to accuracy and efficiency demands.
This QUINDOS solution provides a structured user interface to guide the user through the relevant steps from task definition to the final report. The measuring uncertainty can be output as a value individually for each feature on the report and also graphically. The graphical output can be differentiated for incoming or outgoing inspection, or according to the conventional QUINDOS graphic.
Determination of the grinding/cutting tool offset has been added to the solutions for gear cutting tools. The option can be used to determine correction values for the cutter/grinder in the manufacturing process based on the evaluation of the normal, lateral, and radial offsets.
QUINDOS 2019 also includes a solution to inspect the grinding strategy for Broaches (DIN 1415) with ring grooves. The software evaluates the lead of the gradually narrowing tooth form in the direction of the face. Material crushing and compression stress that may lead to failure can be recognised and reduced through the inspection of the free surface. The Hirth option has also been updated to the latest industrial guideline VW PV 5316.
QUINDOS also now includes an additional evaluation for gears with a new graphical report. The all-in-one plot graphically visualises the evaluations of helix and profile for a gear in a condensed format. Furthermore, dimension over three balls was added to the list of special measurements.
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