With the new SF 87 Shop Floor Coordinate Measuring Machine, WENZEL has expanded its product portfolio with an entry-level system for the production environment.  WENZEL’s brand new SF 87 has all the attributes needed for a shop floor CMM, but benefits from an optimum measuring volume for this type of construction in relation to its footprint. Further efficiency gains can be achieved by using more powerful probes and optical sensors.

 

A measuring volume of 800 x 700 x 700 [mm] was realized to be aligned with common sizes of metal cutting and forming machines. Thus, this new cantilever measuring machine offers excellent price-performance ratio with a small footprint. High travel speeds and accelerations ensure high productivity. The SF 87 CMM can be used flexibly and can be easily repositioned with a pallet truck.

 

Ergonomic and user friendly

The intelligent machine concept was designed for high ergonomics and ease of use. This is reflected in many details, such as the variably adjustable working height of the operator station (optional), the compact integration of the computer and controller, the table height and design of the machine covers. This facilitates a pleasant and safe work environment in a limited production space.

 

Due to its temperature stable structure and dirt resistant guides and scales, this new measuring machine is optimally equipped for use in a production environment. Equipped with active temperature compensation, the SF 87 measures precisely in three different specified temperature ranges. Optionally, active damping provides enhanced stability in more demanding environments.

 

 

Powerful optical and tactile sensors

This new universal device is multi-sensor capable and supports both optical and tactile sensors. With the PH10 motorized head, measurements can be made on difficult to access workpiece features from different angles. The PH10MQ PLUS can be equipped with extensions and powerful scanning probes, such as the SP25M.

 

In combination with WENZEL optical sensors SHAPETRACER and PHOENIX, components can be digitized quickly and with high resolution. The SF 87 can be equipped with tool change racks to switch probes and extensions automatically, simply and quickly without the need for time consuming requalification.

 

Easy integration into automation solutions

The SF 87 is already prepared for use in production lines and automation solutions and can be easily integrated via the optional WENZEL Automation Interface (WAI). The accessibility of the measuring volume from three sides is optimal for robot integration and can be flexibly adapted for complex tasks with customer specific environments. WENZEL's WM | SYS Analyzer also provides an intelligent machine monitoring solution. This offers full control of the measuring machine and optimizes maintenance and service planning through various error reading and analysis options.

 

The high dynamics of the machine and the low weight were achieved by bionic machine structures and a unique weight balancing system. These guarantee high productivity and insensitivity to vibrations on the shop floor. The SF 87 does not require compressed air and which ensures low operating costs. The new, attractively priced WENZEL SF 87 Shop Floor CMM can be combined with WENZEL's unique Power Full Service concept for maximum reliability and predictability.