(Carl Zeiss: Oberkochen, Germany) -- Carl Zeiss presents CALIGO, the new measuring software specially developed for car-body parts and free-form surfaces. Its optically impressive design and clearly structured interface make this measuring software very intuitive. Modular system architecture offers a high degree of flexibility for complicated applications. Optimal use of the system resources enables fast turnaround of results.
New features such as change management, extensive simulation functionality, and the possibility of measuring single features of a complex measuring plan enhance the productivity of this measurement software.
CALIGO is the successor to widely used HOLOS free-form measuring software.
There are many challenges in car-body measuring technology. Until the process has been optimally configured, a wide range of items must be checked—often quickly and in large quantities with different versions and design changes. Good car body-measuring technology must be able to keep pace with these and remain flexible. Carl Zeiss listened to its customers and implemented their wishes into CALIGO. The incorporated functions provide users with a high level of support and optimize the entire measuring process.
CALIGO accelerates programming with intelligent functions such as change management via feature lists. If changes are made, they are registered when data are compared. Users can then decide which data to accept. This allows them to react flexibly and integrate changed parts into their measuring process, thus increasing their productivity during analysis and serial measurements.
The simulation function provides an extensive array of tools for analyzing the measuring program before the real sequence starts. This makes it even easier to identify and correct programming errors and further optimize programs using tools such as collision control, travel path track, and collision ball. Individual horizontal-arm measuring machines and duplex systems can be completely simulated. The EagleEye optical sensor has also been taken into consideration.
Often, only single features need to be inspected, and the results must be available quickly. CALIGO can generate the travel path automatically to prevent collisions with the workpiece. CALIGO follows a safety sheath to find the collision-free path from feature to feature. A new navigation concept, path in/path out, has also been integrated into CALIGO. It enables specification of a safe path into and out of an interior space. These functions enable the operator to measure only the required features from an extensive measuring plan. It is not necessary to run the entire plan. CALIGO takes into consideration all conditions up to the desired feature. This means more reliability at a higher speed.
The evaluation and reporting functions can be integrated to enable flexible use of the measuring results. For example, CALIGO can create different views of feature evaluations (e.g., false color display, results banners) in the measurement plan and insert them into the measurement log. It is also possible to design the measuring log in accordance with corporate guidelines.
Making the transition from HOLOS to CALIGO is easy; compatibility of the measuring plans is guaranteed. Measurement plans programmed in HOLOS can simply be imported into CALIGO and used there.
CALIGO integrates seamlessly into Carl Zeiss’ current software portfolio. With CALIGO, Carl Zeiss now offers great software for any measuring application in freeform surface measuring to go along with CALYPSO, the benchmark for standard geometries, and ACCTee Pro, the new software for forms and surfaces.
Furthermore, PiWeb is available for statistical evaluations, and Master Control Center (MCC) for cross-location monitoring of measuring machines and data archiving. These packages are compatible and can be chosen and configured to suit the customer’s requirements. This ensures that customers receive the best results.