An inspection routine is any number of measurements made on a part or assembly at specified locations in a predetermined order or sequence. The routines guide operators through each measurement point using graphic and/or text instructions. Several characteristics or values may be measured at a single inspection point, such as gap and flush. Calculations using the measured values can be incorporated into the routine and the user can establish the format for the data stored in files on the LaserGauge®. Once a routine is developed and saved in LGWorks, it can be sent to either an LG controller, a DSP sensor or a PC and used wirelessly with LGWorksRT.
Routines are built in a tree-view hierarchy so that points and groups of points can easily be cut, copied and pasted, or moved using drag-and-drop functionality.
More than one measurement may be needed at each inspection point, such as gap and flush. Routine commands tell the LaserGauge® what methodology to use to make the measurements and one pull of the trigger completes all of the measurements at that location.
Specification limits can be entered in the routine and used by the LaserGauge® to flag out-of-spec conditions. A second set of limits, called reasonable limits, can also be entered to help filter errant measurements and identify measurements taken at the wrong location.
The LaserGauge® can be used to capture raw scans of a surface feature, such as a weld or a gap. Retrieved to the PC, the scan can be opened in LGWorks and used to test virtual gauge settings. The selected gauge and settings are then incorporated into the routine.
Data files are formatted by the user and can vary by routine. The user has a choice of delimiters and the file can include information contained in the routine or found on the controller. Operator input fields and LaserGauge® generated information can also be included in the data file, such as date, time, shift, operator, VIN, feature label, description, etc.
LG1102, LG1200, LG4101, LG5000, LG7000 controllers and all DSP Sensors