PC-DMIS Blade was developed in partnership with various blade manufactures and is a turnkey solution for the analog scanning of blade sections. The software is a Visual Basis add-on to the basic PC-DMIS package featuring a simple to use GUI which lets you quickly identify parts, select the sections to measure and initiate scanning sequences. Setting up a different blade type is a simple matter of entering a new set of parameters - no additional CMM programming is necessary.
PC-DMIS Blade uses traditional, section-based techniques to analyze measurements. Instead of relying on guillotine gages to measure characteristics like contour and twist angles, PC-DMIS Blade provides a faster, more flexible and less costly approach without compromising accuracy.
Easy to understand graphical reports may be generated facilitiating useful, concise information to operators on the shop floor. You can configure it to report on important characteristics including chord width, leading edge thickness, twist angle, mean camber line, etc.
PC-DMIS Blade "flavors" its calculations based on your methods. Calculate many blade characteristics differently with algorithms supporting different evaluation techniques. To switch from one to another, you only have to edit one line of an ASCII text file.
PC-DMIS Blade includes a range of alignment procedures. In addition to supporting the preferred method of root holding with XYZ offsets and angle rotation to the stacking axis, it also supports 3D iterative alignments using either CAD surface models or 6 point rest.