ITC -5X is a supplementary module of the “Intelligent Thermal Control” for machines with a rotary tilting table or a tilting head and a rotary table. Due to constantly increasing machine powers, the thermal influences can no longer be prevented purely by means of the mechanical construction. Despite exact compensation between the tool and the workpiece, the position of the rotation axis stored in the control system can change as a result of the heat drift. This takes effect above all when working in swivelled levels. This is exactly where ITC-5X is used.
The ITC extension for 5-axis machines
The functional principle
By means of a simple, automatic calibration cycle, the position of the rotary motion within the three-dimensional space is measured using measuring probes (option). This can be registered on a reference pallet (option), on reference surfaces of the work table or on the workpiece. The measured position is stored automatically. To ensure that ITC-5X is used correctly, a training course at your sales outlet is essential! When using ITC-5X, working with an activated preset table is a must.
- A warm-up phase is no longer necessary for standard machining. This results in a time-saving of between 15 and 25 minutes compared to commercially available competitor's machines.
- The warm-up phase has been considerably reduced for demanding machine applications.
- This makes it easy for any machine operator to achieve high surface and shape accuracy