HxGN NC Gage

HxGN NC Gage – Measuring made easy!

PC DMIS and M&H NC Gage

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NC Gage revolutionises probing on machine tools. The simple use, and innovative “Teach-in” process allow a user to create gauging programs without previous programming knowledge, even on 5 axis machines and multi-tasking machines.

HxGN NC Gage uses the same PTB-Certified algorithms used by coordinate measuring machines. This allows NC Gage to bring the highest precision to machines, and to establish trust in manufacturing processes. Measurement is not limited to specific numbers of points or 2D features. Also distances, angles between features and basic GD&T functions are available.

HxGN NC Gage is available on Windows PC or embedded in the control panel. It is currently compatible with controls from Makino, Mazak, Okuma, DMG Mori, Mitsubishi, Fanuc and others.

  • Features & benefits
    Advanced measuring capabilities
    Use any number of functions for measurement and automatic part setup. For instance: Bores, Contructed Points, or Mid-points

    Simple use with unique Teach-In function
    Thanks to the dialog-based interactive teach-in method, the machine user can easily create measurement cycles without any macro programming knowledge.

    Measuring on 5-axis machines (Option)
    Effective use of 5 axis machines requires quick measurement and setup of workpieces. This is easier than ever with HxGN NC Gage, regardless of which 5 axis kinematic-type is used for machining and measuring.

    Measuring on multi-tasking machines
    NC Gage is designed for use on modern multi-tasking machines and supporting challenging machining tasks. Special functions simplify adding fully automated gauging, setup and inspection to multi-spindle processes.

    CheckSet5 – Keeping 5-axis kinematics in check (Option)
    Quickly identify and easily correct kinematic errors. The option CheckSet5 offers the possibility to analyse the motion of the rotation axes on 4 and 5 axis milling machines.

    Reports and statistical evaluation
    HxGN NC Gage produces clear and concise measurement reports similar to those from a CMM. Color-coded results for in/out of tolerance as well as a simple tolerance overview scale provides the operator with the information needed at a glance.

    Statistic interface to external systems
    Measurement Reports can be saved automatically or printed, and serve as documentation of the quality produced. A statistics interface is also included allowing output to Q-DAS, Excel and XML.
  • Related information
    HxGN NC Gage is available on a wide range of machining centers and multitasking machines. Check with your machine manufacturer or with Hexagon about the availability of HxGN NC Gage.

     Available directly from these OEMs:
     OEM's  Control
     Makino  Professional 6, Professional P, Professional S
     Mazak     SmoothX, SmoothG
     Okuma    OSP P300S, OSP P300M,
     Other OEM’s:  OKK, Okamoto, Tsugami, Takisawa, Niigata
     Available from Hexagon as retrofit for:
     OEM's  Control
     DMG Mori  Celos/Fanuc, Celos/Mitsubishi, MAPPS V, MAPPS IV
     General most Fanuc 31iM, Fanuc 0iM, Mitsubishi M7x and M8x controls
  • Downloads
    User Manual
    HxGN NC Gage - Brochure
  • Applications
    Case Study Hans Rhyn AG - Bollodingen
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