February 28, 2013
Hexagon Metrology has released PC-DMIS Gear 2.5, a software module designed for basic and advanced gear measurement applications. The new version simplifies measurement routines by using a parameter-driven graphical interface to speed inspections of helical spur, bevel gears, and pinions.
The software is compatible with standard CMMs, eliminating the need to invest in separate gear measurement equipment. The software also runs on vision CMMs for inspection of small spur gears.
Expert and non-expert operators can build gear inspection routines by first completing a rules-driven form, then choosing the desired inspection reports from a set of predefined, standard formats. The software then automatically generates the program and inspection reports. Users can also create measurement alignment and probe qualification routines to automate the inspection process completely.