CMM for Large Part Throughput
Measuring machine can handle parts like those typical in powertrain
“Its development was prompted by customer requests for large inspection capacity enhanced with REVO-2’s latest sensors such as RVP video and SFP2 surface measurement,” explains Mark Gearding, vp of AIMS Metrology, talking about the company’s Summit 10.10.10, a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that has offers at one-cubic-meter capacity and the ability to handle 2,200 kg (think: blocks, transmission housings).
The five-axis CMM not only handles large volume parts, but it has high throughput capability as it uses high-speed linear motors that also provide better positioning accuracy and require less maintenance than conventional belt-and-pulley mechanisms. The Renishaw REVO-2 provides measuring speeds up to 500 mm/second and data collection rates up to 4,000 points per second. Its cast polymer base provides better vibration resistance and thermal stability than granite-based machines.
Generally, when OEMs produce aluminum engine blocks (aluminum rather than cast iron because cast iron weighs like cast iron), they insert sleeves into the piston bores—cast iron sleeves.
Honda is an engine company.
Although the term “continuous improvement” is generally associated with another company, Honda is certainly pursuing that approach, as is evidenced by the Accord, which is now in its ninth generation.