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Axel Foundation Training
Objective: Use of Axel Foundation for manual CMM machines
Duration: 1 or 2 days
Participants: 1 - 3 people
Entry Requirements: None
Training Program: Overview
Typical Mouse Operation (Left Button - selection, Right Button - properties)
Measure Window
Tabs and setup, Multiple views in the Measure Window, adding and deleting views, Standard Views definition in the Setup
Properties: Measure Window properties include: default number of measured data points per feature, point feature probe correction, elements shown in Measure Window.
DRO Window and Toolbox
Editing and Saving
Status Line description
Current Probe, Operating Mode, Units, Reference System, Projection Plane
Measuring Probe
Setup - Probes Manager
Selection - Probes Window
Calibration - Probe Calibration
Measurement
Feature Select, Data Point collection, Finish, Using Measured Features as input data points
Reference System, Projection
Alignment
Element and Coordinates systems
Machine datum - after switching the machine on, Element - part datum, Coordinates - local datums
Setting Up an alignment
Plane, line and origin
Feature List
Feature List Execution, Highlight the first feature to start execution from and press Go
Remeasurement, Highlight feature and press Remeasure
Continue Measurement, Highlight feature and press Remeasure
Results
Results Window
Results setup for printout, Configure and Configure All - chooses which features to print
Tolerances and Tolerances All - which feature results to print
Pipe Wizard Training
Objective: Use of Axel Pipe Wizardfor manual CMM machines and measuring arms
Duration: 1 day
Participants: 1 - 3 people
Entry Requirements: Axel Foundation 1/2 day introductory training
Training Program: Overview
Introduction to Pipe Wizard and Pipe feature.
Pipe Command and Pipe Wizard
Pipe command operation and its properties, Parameters Tab - setting up Pipe Wizard input parameters, Nominal Values, BracketssetTabs and setup, Multiple views in the Measure Window, adding and deleting views, Standard Views definition in the Setup
Pipe Feature List generated by Pipe Wizard
Pipe Results - graphics results, pipe report
Measuring a new pipe
Generating pipe Feature List- pipe parameters, nominals
Executing Pipe Feature List - measuring a pipe, Pipe Results - graphics results, pipe report
Pipe Alignment - unadjusted datum and best fit datum
Results
Pipe Results - results in Results Window: Nominal Table, Unadjusted Table, Adjusted table, Deviations Table
Measure Window Results
Graphical report
Interfacing
CAD export, interface to pipe benders
CAD / Surface Inspection Training
Objective: Use of Axel Surface for manual or CNC CMM machines
Duration: 1 days
Participants: 1 - 3 people
Entry Requirements: Axel Foundation 1 day training
Training Program: Overview
Typical Mouse Operation (Left Button - selection, Right Button - properties)
Measure Window
Tabs and setup, Multiple views in the Measure Window, adding and deleting views, Standard Views definition in the Setup
Properties: Measure Window properties include: default number of measured data points per feature, point feature probe correction, elements shown in Measure Window.
DRO Window and Toolbox
Editing and Saving
Status Line description
Current Probe, Operating Mode, Units, Reference System, Projection Plane
Measuring Probe
Setup - Probes Manager
Selection - Probes Window
Calibration - Probe Calibration
Measurement
Feature Select, Data Point collection, Finish, Using Measured Features as input data points
Reference System, Projection
Alignment
Element and Coordinates systems
Machine datum - after switching the machine on, Element - part datum, Coordinates - local datums
Setting Up an alignment
Plane, line and origin
Feature List
Feature List Execution, Highlight the first feature to start execution from and press Go
Remeasurement, Highlight feature and press Remeasure
Continue Measurement, Highlight feature and press Remeasure
Results
Results Window
Results setup for printout, Configure and Configure All - chooses which features to print
Tolerances and Tolerances All - which feature results to print
CNC with Visual Programming Training
Objective: Use of Axel CNC for automatic CMM machines
Duration: 2 days
Participants: 1 - 3 people
Entry Requirements: Axel Foundation 1 day training
Training Program: Visual Programming Program Manager
Visual Programing window, Parameters List, Expressions and Variables, CNC program structure Setup
Creating CNC program in Learn Mode
New or append program, relative or absolute moves, using standard measuring sequences while creating a program. ModeTabs and setup, Multiple views in the Measure Window, adding and deleting views, Off-Line programming, Standard Views definition in the Setup
Measure Widow indication of the program, program layers, standard program commands
Creating Program off-line
Off line programming, entering and editing commands, folders
Creating general cnc sequences, input parameters, variables manager
CNC program commands - reference Move/Probe commands
Program flow commands: pause, wait, execute, repeat, loopCurrent Probe, Operating Mode, Units, Move commands: move absolute and relative, scanning moves, setting up move parameters
Probe commands- probe menu commands, selecting a probe
Measure commands
Other commands - folders, import export results, messages
Standard CNC sequences - overview
discussion of standard measuring sequences supplied by Axel.
PH10M probe calibration
PH10 probe calibration - only for the machines with PH10M probe fitted