Wenzel/Xspect Solutions Undertakes New Aftermarket Program to Retrofit CMMs with the New 5-Axis Renishaw PH20 Touch-Trigger System


Xspect Solutions has installed more Renishaw REVO® systems than any other CMM specialist. Their unique approach to technology and experience with the UCC controller has put them in an ideal position to also be the leading provider in the USA for the new Renishaw PH20 system on new or used CMMs.

Wenzel/Xspect Solutions has the largest used (Xsperienced) CMM machine shop in North America for rebuilding and remanufacturing all makes of CMMs. Bryn Edwards, VP Aftermarket for Wenzel/Xspect Solutions says, "The introduction of the new Renishaw PH20 5-axis touch-trigger system is providing us with new market opportunities for our aftermarket business because the PH20 has the effect of prolonging the life of many older CMMs by improving their throughput by two to three times."

Edwards explains, " Xspect Solutions' broad experience with the Renishaw REVO system ideally positions us to apply the benefits of the PH20 to all sizes of CMMs giving the user more throughput because of increased capability and flexibility. The PH20 has a compact design and provides faster calibration, improved metrology and infinite positioning. The unique PH20 head allows measurement points to be taken using only the head and not the CMM structure. The 5-axis controlled motion between features eliminates indexing time thus improving the throughput and allowing larger parts to be measured on the same CMM by minimizing the space required around the part for head rotation. Because the PH20 automatically aligns itself with the part coordinate system, stylus collisions are avoided. The ultimate accuracy of measurement is improved with the PH20 because it uses feature orientation-based calibration and head touches."

The PH20 system uses the industry standard TP20 stylus probe module with a standard reach of 200 mm. It uses the Renishaw UCC controller with I++DME communication to a wide range of metrology software. Most existing programs can be accommodated.

WENZEL Group GmbH & Co. KG is one of the leading manufacturers of coordinate measuring machines. Wenzel/Xspect Solutions, Inc. headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wenzel Group GmbH of Germany. Wenzel/Xspect Solutions is one of the largest suppliers of both traditional CMMs and GMM gear measuring machines to the North American metrology market. Wenzel also provides a variety of unique 3D imaging technologies including the ScanTec(TM) non-contact high-speed optical measuring system, the exaCT(TM) integrated computed tomography workstation, MobileScan3D® mobile CNC Measurement System and the Shapetracer(TM) 3D laser line scanner. Wenzel/Xspect Solutions also provides OpenDMIS(TM), the metrology industry's most complete open architecture metrology software. The main customers are in the automotive and aerospace industries, mechanical engineering, electrical motor manufacturing and sub-contractors to these sectors. With subsidiaries in Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Netherlands, China, USA, Singapore and India WENZEL is employing 600 people worldwide.

For Further Editorial Information:

Allan G. Hall, Hall Industrial Publicity, Inc.

1261 Romney Road, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Tel: (248) 705-8272

Fax: (248) 645-0906

alhall@industrialpublicity.com

Send all Inquiries To:

Bryn Edwards, Xspect Solutions, Inc.

47000 Liberty Drive

Wixom, Michigan 48393

Tel: (248) 295-4300

Fax: 248-295-4301

bedwards@xspectsolutions.com

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