Nikon Metrology has launched its Camio8 co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM) software, which is designed to allow the best-practice selection of sensor technology for each task. Camio8 has been designed for large point clouds, making it suitable for the inspection of sheet-metal panels or assembled car bodies. By combining touch-trigger, analogue-scanning and 3D laser-scanning sensors within the same inspection program, the right inspection results are obtained in the fastest way, while providing manufacturers with greater measurement flexibility and increased CMM throughput.Camio8 offers tools for both tactile and laser-scanning applications. The program editor provides an iconised view of the inspection program, where clicking on the CAD model initiates a measurement sequence.When deploying laser scanning on a tactile-based CMM, tactile probe commands of existing DMIS programs are claimed to be easily converted into laser-scanning commands. Reusing existing part programs not only reduces the cost of implementing laser scanning, but also enables users to start inspections plans directly using laser scanning.
Key features and benefits
Camio8 automatically applies the optimum measurement strategy based on the feature and sensor selected.
For measuring complex surfaces, Camio8 will automatically generate scan paths that result in fast and smooth laser-scanning moves that closely follow the part surface.
Standard report templates facilitate instant reporting,
Configuration tools provide the flexibility to create bespoke designs
Tabulated tables, graphical reports and form plots can be combined in one report and shared using Microsoft and Adobe file formats Both tactile and laser scanning results can be integrated into a single report.
Camio8 provides full machine simulation and collision detection. Any potential collisions are highlighted and can be corrected before the first part is measured, avoiding costly CMM downtime when trying out new inspection programs.