A simple operator interface for shop-floor inspection
Inspect is a new standalone application that helps production-level CMM operators execute PC-DMIS measurement routines using a standard, simple graphical interface. In the latest release (4.1), INSPECT offers configuration for pallets.
Inspect is the evolution of the popular Single Touch Interface+ (STI+), with an elegant interface and a modern platform that offers much more adaptability and easier access to platform improvements and feature updates. STI+ was designed to be simple to configure from the administrator level and even simpler to use from the operator level. It allowed users to choose a routine from a list and run even the most complex PC-DMIS inspections without ever having to launch PC-DMIS. Inspect brings this same workflow into a modern scalable platform with added features and benefits based on user feedback and surveys from the PC-DMIS user forum.
The latest version, Inspect 4.1, offers the ability to configure and measure a pallet of parts, showing pass/fail in a clear user-friendly interface and access to detailed reports (note: the Inspect Pallet feature is a cost option). The user is now able to define trace variables for the pallet, giving unique identifiers at measure time. The programmer can now associate media files to measurement routines, allowing the user to see important information such as loading instructional video prior to measurement.
There are a number of additional improvements in Inspect 4.1, from new folder management to execution time remaining. To see more of these new features and improvements please see the video below or click to our support page.
INSPECT software is free for new and existing users of PC-DMIS 2017 R1 and up. It is included with the PC-DMIS installer so there’s nothing more to getting started other than launching the software and following the easy-to-customise interface.
INSPECT is a deliberately easy-to-use inspection tool. It has only three functions: Measure, Report, and an optional Slideshow. Simply point the Measure tab to the PC-DMIS Measurement Routine folder (wherever PC-DMIS programs are located) and the Report tab to wherever PC-DMIS Inspection Reports are stored, and you’re set.
INSPECT is as simple as you want and as involved as you need it to be. With the optional Slideshow tab, you can create real-time graphical reporting to help operators immediately realise and resolve manufacturing defects as well as reduce cycle rework times.
INSPECT offers a modern Single Touch Interface for Shop-Floor CMMs for anyone needing to protect measurement routine integrity while simplifying access and execution.