Machine: Citizen Miyano BNA-42S2
The customer needed to automate a lathe for a production part with extremely tight tolerances. In order to win the aerospace manufacturing contract, they knew they would require unmanned operation. Due to the tight tolerance, every part needed to be measured in the process.
The customer installed Caron Engineering’s AutoComp software. AutoComp reads the measurement data from their Heidenhain gauge to determine if compensation is required, and then automatically adjusts tool offsets. With AutoComp, they were able to have the process controlled automatically, without the extra labor of a machine operator having to manually adjust the tool offsets. AutoComp prevents the offsets from being adjusted incorrectly.