Machine Tool

Camera based measurements inside machine tools

In 2010 Conoptica released the first of series of small camera based measurement products all aimed to be mounted inside a wide range of different machine tools. The new range of products are all built on our extensive experience in developing excellent measurement optics, mechanics, electronics and software from the wire & cable industry. Since then Conoptica has continued working to improve and optimize the next generation of measurement technology inside machine tools.

 

There are a few myths about using camera based measurement devices inside machine tools. One of these myths is that «complex and delicate» devices cannot withstand the harsh environment in these machines. Conoptica has designed products that is proven to work in difficult conditions with water, oil, chips, high temperatures, electrical noise, and mechanical stress.

 

CU2 Tool is a camera tool setter used in high end milling machine tools. It measures the milling tool while it is rotated in the spindle at operating speeds. CU2 Tool is fully integrated with all major CNC systems, and can operate 100% autonomously.

CU2 Track for Wire-EDM machines are designed to measure on work pieces inside these machines. It provides the extreme accuracy of high end CMMs inside your EDM machine at the fraction of the cost. CU2 Track provides measurement data for your work piece without removing it from the machine.

The Automated Custom Caliper is a software suite that enables you to use CU2 Track to measure work piece geometries inside any machine tool. The extreme flexibility of the software enables the product to be tailored to almost any kind of measurement inside machine tools.