PC-DMIS Gear – Simplifying a difficult job

PC-DMIS Gear makes gear measurement easy. The job of measuring gears on a CMM has always been a daunting one. Deciding how best to inspect them and then interpret the results has long been the province of experts. Just figuring out how to orient them properly requires a fair bit of expertise. PC-DMIS Gear eliminates these complexities and makes it possible for non-experts to begin measuring gears quickly and productively.Wilcox Associates prides itself on taking the time to understand fully the task at hand and then in developing software that makes hard jobs easy. Its PC-DMIS CMM software has eased the jobs of CMM programmers in many demanding applications ranging from measuring automotive sheet metal to evaluating complex turbine blade. With PC-DMIS Gear, they bring this same pride and commitment to the task of gear measurement.http://www.pcdmis.com/images/stories/product_images/gear/gearalignment-3.jpgPC-DMIS Gear leverages the technologies of PC-DMIS and QUINDOS. In building its gear software, Wilcox Associates combined the core capabilities of PC-DMIS with the advanced gear measurement algorithms of QUINDOS. QUINDOS is sophisticated metrology software developed by the engineers at Leitz another Hexagon Metrology company. So, instead of having to start from scratch, Wilcox was able to exploit the capabilities of both products and quickly bring to market an innovative product at a sensible price. PC-DMIS Gear is a prime example of synergy at work.PC-DMIS Gear makes it easy for users to build inspection programs and to define and generate reports. Developing part programs is a straightforward task. Users tell the software what they want to do by filling out a rules-driven form. Next, PC-DMIS Gear lets them setup their reports by choosing among a set of pre-defined, standard formats. Then, it’s simply a matter of starting the measurement cycle.PC-DMIS Gear reduces the complexity of part alignment and probe qualification. Setting up part alignments and qualifying probes is also a painless process. PC-DMIS Gear with its combination of forms, wizards and pre-defined routines makes it possible for non-experts to calibrate probes and define datums with a minimum of effort.http://www.pcdmis.com/images/stories/product_images/gear/gear_montage_1.jpgPC-DMIS Gear supports a wide range of international standards. Users can easily switch among various international standards for evaluating gears. For spur and helical gears, PC-DMIS Gear supports the following: AGMA 2000-A88, DIN 3962, JIS B 1702 and ISO 1328, and for spiral and bevel gears it supports AGMA 2009, AGMA 390-03A and DIN 3965.PC-DMIS Gear is an extremely competitive alternative to dedicated gear measurement equipment. Dedicated gear measurement machines are expensive, and in all but the most demanding circumstances, an investment in them can be overkill. PC-DMIS Gear offers the manufacturers of gears an attractive alternative. Its combination of ease of use coupled with advanced technology works well in a wide range of applications.