To ascertain the zero point of a workpiece with a high degree of accuracy, touch-trigger probes combined with Sinumerik measuring cycles are the first choice. For smooth, efficient series production, cameras offer a quicker, albeit slightly less precise, alternative.
The digital processing of camera data has been successfully applied to many areas of automation technology. In machine tools, too, cameras can have a multitude of uses. They can monitor and analyze manufacturing processes in areas otherwise difficult to see, or digitally document the production process for training or quality assurance purposes.
However, new high-resolution cameras are now being used for measuring tasks in time-optimized series production.