Wenzel/Xspect Solutions has one of the largest used CMM machine shops in North America for rebuilding and remanufacturing all makes of CMMs. Bryn Edwards, vice president aftermarket for Wenzel/Xspect Solutions says, "The introduction of the new Renishaw PH20 five-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 five-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.