Camio8 Multi-Sensor CMM Software Provides Better Insights and More Productivity
Nikon Metrology Inc.
12701 Grand River Avenue
Brighton, MI, 48116
Press release date: September 20, 2013
CAMIO offers true multi-sensor capability, allowing best-practice selection of sensor technology for each task. By combining touch trigger, analogue scanning and 3D laser scanning sensors within the same inspection program, the right inspection results are obtained in the fastest way. Nikon Metrology multi-sensor solutions provide manufacturers with greater measurement flexibility and a better insight of product conformance while increasing CMM throughput.
Intuitive multi-sensor programming
CAMIO provides a rich programming environment, with intuitive software tools for both tactile and laser scanning applications. The program editor provides an easy to follow, iconised view of the inspection program. Simply clicking on the CAD model initiates a measurement sequence. CAMIO automatically applies the optimum measurement strategy based on the feature and sensor selected. For measuring complex surfaces, CAMIO will automatically generate scan paths that result in fast and smooth laser scanning moves that closely follow the part surface.
To support off-line program validation, the software provides full machine simulation and collision detection. Any potential collisions are highlighted and can be corrected before the first part is measured, avoiding costly CMM down-time when proving out new inspection programs.
When deploying laser scanning on a tactile-based CMM, the tactile probe commands of existing DMIS programs are easily converted into laser scanning commands. Reusing existing part programs not only reduces the cost of implementing laser scanning, but also enables users to start inspections plans directly using laser scanning.
Making informed decisions faster with CAMIO
Standard report templates facilitate instant reporting, while configuration tools provide the flexibility to create bespoke designs. Tabulated tables, graphical reports and form plots can now be combined in one concise report, and shared with a wider audience using popular Microsoft and Adobe file formats. Both tactile and laser scanning results can be integrated into a single report.
With the new CAMIO Point Cloud Analysis module, a wide variety of inspection tools including intelligent feature extraction with GD&T tolerancing, profile analysis, and full part-to-CAD is available. CAMIO is optimised for processing large point clouds, making it perfectly suited to inspection of sheet metal panels or assembled car bodies.
CAMIO’s strict adherence to the industry standard for CMM inspection programs, Dimensional Measuring Interface Standard (DMIS), guarantees the longevity of customer investment in inspection programs.
Proven in the most challenging application environments, CAMIO is the CMM software of choice for many of the world’s largest manufacturers. By leveraging the productivity benefits of CAMIO, manufacturers can focus on accelerating lead times and improving product quality, while reducing costs. CAMIO’s interoperability across CMM platforms, sensor technology and manufacturing sites, is a unique advantage which guarantees the longevity of investment in software and inspection programs for the longer term.
About Nikon Metrology
Nikon Metrology offers the broadest range of metrology solutions for applications ranging from miniature electronics to the largest aircrafts. Nikon Metrology’s innovative measuring and precision instruments contribute to a high performance design-through-manufacturing process that allows manufacturers to deliver premium quality products in a shorter time.
Nikon Metrology NV
B3001 Leuven, Belgium
Tel: +32 16 74 01 00
Renaat Van Cauter
Director Marketing Communications
Web site: www.nikonmetrology.com
Release no: 1134(PR)