The ideal tool for CMM and CNC machine axis calibration and compensation . . . delivering revolutionary portability, speed, simplicity and affordability!
The LICS-100A Laser Interferometer is a revolutionary new laser distance measurement system that provides major benefits over existing laser interferometer based measurement systems:
The compact system is easily transported in a single carry-on sized case
Measurement times are reduced by a fast and simple single beam alignment process
Full stroke axis measurement is possible with the complete system simply mounted inside the machine
Advanced software allows automated data collection and the generation of compensation files for major machine control brands.
A high level of affordability is achieved to suit use in machine installation and service applications.
Newly developed through the innovative application of state of the art miniaturised electronics and advanced laser optics, LICS-100 provides the ultra-precision distance measurement capability of Laser Interferometry in a highly compact package that delivers revolutionary portability, ease of use and affordability.
The unique combination of these features enhances the practical range of application of Laser Interferometer measurement systems, by speeding up and simplifying this highly precise measurement process.
Measurement times are dramatically reduced by the simplicity of setting up the system inside a machine and quickly aligning the single measurement beam to each axis to be measured.
Elimination of a heavy laser mounting tripod not only greatly enhances the system's portability, but also makes setup on tightly spaced machines a breeze and eliminates a significant error source.
This laser system's enhanced portability, ease of use and affordability are delivered by the application of advanced miniaturised electronics that are used to process the measurement signal, allowing the optical design of the system to be simplified and miniaturised.
Separate interferometer optics required with traditional interferometers necessitated a complex triple element laser alignment before measuring each axis. This complexity has been elimimated, and a highly compact 13mm retro-reflector is sufficient to reflect the return laser beam to the single orifice laser head. The small reflector is readily mounted on virtually any machine spindle.
The single orifice optical design also provides the powerful advantage of allowing the laser beam to be reflected with a simple mirror without losing the position of the return beam. This allows the beam angle to be very simply steered via an adjustable mirror mounted at the front of the laser head. With the laser mounted in a single position, this allows the beam to be quickly set to any orthogonal orientation and adjusted true to the axis to be measured. Hence the beam is able to be quickly set up to measure orthogonal vertical and horizontal axes.
Laser Head with Integrated Electronics: 24cm x 12.5cm x 6cm
Face mounted adjustable mirror beam bender
Windows Measurement Software
1/2" Retroreflector on magnetic base
Material temperature sensor and atmoshperic T & P monitors