Renishaw will exhibit a high-productivity machining cell at IMTS 2016. Visitors to the booth (E-5509) will see a demonstration of how the cell’s complementary technologies contribute to achieve high levels of productivity and manufacturing capability throughout the manufacturing process. The Renishaw cell will demonstrate the machining of an enclosure housing to show how measurement data and connectivity can enable highly automated, highly productive, accurate manufacturing, and maintain low overall labor costs.

The cell will show the effects of machine tool performance on the quality of parts produced, as well as how manufacturers can monitor and control their machines to ensure they are capable of producing good parts. Renishaw will also demonstrate rapid automated setting of tools and workpiece location using standard user-programmable cycles.

The ability to monitor key process inputs, analyze data and continuously improve manufacturing processes is key to increased productivity and higher accuracy. Renishaw’s predictive Process Control Pyramid establishes checks and measurements before, during and immediately after machining, to control both common-cause and special-cause variation. Simply measuring the output of a manufacturing process using ‘tailgate’ inspection is typically not enough, and often, too late to control all the variability in a manufacturing process.

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