Konecranes Machine Tool Service purchases advanced laser mtrology equipment from API

April 30, 2015 (Springfield, OH) – Konecranes Machine Tool Service has acquired new equipment to further advance its ability to serve the aeronautical and aviation industries.

Konecranes Machine Tool Service recently invested approximately $300,000 in machine tool metrology equipment from Automated Precision Incorperated (API). The new Radian laser tracker and four new 6-D laser systems enable Konecranes Machine Tool Service to capture multiple data points that are required to correct for positioning and geometry errors in just one setup. The actual time saved by the new technology can be measured in days.

While machine tool rebuilding or remanufacturing projects can routinely take four to six months to execute, emergency service callouts are often for items that can be fixed in one day or less. This is where the shortened data collection time offered by the new equipment benefits the customer and provides the most value. Konecranes Machine Tool Service specializes in turnkey service, combining the diagnostic function with the expertise to take immediate corrective action.

“With this state-of-the-art equipment from API we can set it up one time, position the reflective mirror in front of the laser, shoot one run and capture six different freedoms of movement.
In the past we needed to make several setups in order to
capture the same data,” says Harold Schoch, Vice President,
Technical Services, Region Americas for Konecranes Machine
Tool Service. “This equipment allows us to harvest all the data
we need in one day or less, while traditional systems require
two or three days,” he continued.”

API is one of the premier laser manufacturers working in concert with control manufacturers to perfect Volumetric Error Compensation, a large machine tool calibration system which improves tool accuracy up to tenfold. This solution ensures that the movements of the machine tool across all six degrees (x, y, z, pitch, yaw and roll) are accurate over the machine’s entire working volume, regardless of the number of axes or machine complexity. This technology has been embraced by the aviation industry, as it has reduced calibration downtime from a few days to a few hours.

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