Plug-in and Play Solution for CMM Laser Calibrations at Status Metrology

Bowers Group has supplied Status Metrology Solutions with a Wyler Blue SYSTEM for the in-house laser calibration of CMMs.

As sole UK agent for Wyler, Bowers Group was able to provide Status Metrology with a  bespoke, innovative solution; The Wyler Blue SYSTEM, including the Zerotronic Digital Inclinometer Sensor. Fully compatible with the Renishaw XL-80 laser system used by Status Metrology, the system allows the business to laser calibrate Co-ordinate Measuring Machines in house. The solution plugs directly into the software, enabling immediate, user friendly operation.

Wyler Blue System at Status MetrologyCMM Retrofit and Reconditioning

As part of the reconditioning and retrofit of Co-ordinate Measuring Machines, Status Metrology must ensure that the CMM in question is working accurately and consistently. Tight tolerances regarding roll, pitch, straightness, squareness, and scale errors must be met to assure the high accuracy of the CMM, as well as allowing for volumetric error map adjustment.

Dean Tillett, Operations Director at Status Metrology: “The bespoke system from Wyler provided by Bowers Group has met the full needs of our CMM retrofitting and service products. The Wyler system does exactly what we need it to do, and fully integrates with our system. It’s a plug in and play solution that is compatible with our software; no additional software is needed and no additional set up is required.”

Inclination Measurement Solution

Status Metrology uses a Renishaw XL-80 laser system for the CMM’s error map creation with a Hexagon MI, RC1 controller, and needed an inclination measurement solution that was fully compatible with the controller’s service tools to allow full error mapping.

Dean continued: “We are very happy with the service we have received from Bowers Group. With demand for our services being high, and project turnaround times relatively short, we really needed to be sure that the system would deliver. It’s extremely user friendly; our operators have grasped the technology very quickly. Bowers Group also offers excellent service support and we are confident that should we need any assistance they will be very happy to help us.”

Co-ordinate Measuring Machines

Based in Sandiacre, Nottingham, Status Metrology Solutions Ltd provides total support for Co-ordinate Measuring Machines, including the supply of new and reconditioned machines through to service, calibration and training. Fully accredited to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 17025:2005, ISO10360/2 CMM calibration and ISO Part Measurement Testing, Status Metrology provides services to an extensive user base throughout the UK.

Founded in 1982, Status Metrology is a leading distributor of new and used precision CMMs, specialising in CMM retrofits and upgrades for all types of machines, contract measurement, contract part programming, as well as calibration, servicing and repair. Status Metrology’s customers work in precision engineering and manufacturing, predominately around the aerospace, automotive, innovation and prototyping sectors.