Oct 3, 2011

Delcam launches new website for PowerINSPECT inspection software

Delcam has launched a new web site for its PowerINSPECT CAD-based inspection software – www.powerinspect.com. The site details the many benefits that have made PowerINSPECT the world’s leading hardware-independent inspection software.

One of the most important factors has been the flexibility of the software allowing it to be used on a wide variety of inspection equipment. While PowerINSPECT is best known as the leading system for portable inspection arms, it can also be used with manual and CNC coordinate measuring machines, many optical metrology devices and machine tools fitted with inspection probes.

This versatility means that PowerINSPECT can be used on all of a company’s different measuring devices, allowing inspection sequences to be transferred between different inspection pieces of equipment and the results from the various sources to be compared quickly and easily. It also minimises training costs and makes it easier to transfer staff between different measurement techniques.

Another key benefit of PowerINSPECT is the speed and quality of its reporting. Results are displayed on a CAD model of the part as they are taken, highlighting any errors immediately and allowing extra measurements to be made in any areas of concern. The early detection of errors means that they can be corrected more quickly and at lower cost.

PowerINSPECT reports are quick and easy to create, and the content and layout can be modified to meet the needs of the project or customer. They are laid out in an easy-to-understand format, meaning that they can be understood by any engineer, not just metrology specialists.

PowerINSPECT users also benefit from technology developed for Delcam’s range of other manufacturing software. For example, the data translation used in PowerINSPECT has been developed as part of Delcam’s overall manufacturing solution for many years. It is recognised to be the market leader in terms of speed and accuracy of translation.

Similarly, PowerINSPECT benefits from sharing technology with Delcam’s PowerMILL CAM software. The simulation and collision detection algorithms developed for PowerMILL have been adapted for PowerINSPECT to prevent collisions and to allow users to simulate programs on the computer before transferring them to the measuring device. In addition, raster machining routines from PowerMILL have formed the basis for the automatic generation of inspection sequences in PowerINSPECT.

The PowerINSPECT site includes links to Delcam’s international reseller network so that visitors can contact their local representative for further information or to request an evaluation copy. It is currently available only in English but translated sites are being prepared by Delcam’s many subsidiaries in Europe and Asia.