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We guarantee you can make perfect parts. Starting with AutoClock in your machine tool setup, all errors can be removed from your part machining processes - automatically, with no human intervention.
If you want to fully automate your machine setup but you still have to manually set up and calibrate your probes, AutoClock is the solution. AutoClock is a patented device that stops human error affecting the accuracy of your probe calibration, and the quality of your parts.
Maximum accuracy, guaranteed.
No matter how much time and money you've invested in probing, you'll never achieve the level of accuracy or quality you expected – especially if you or your operators don’t fully understand the ripple effect of losing microns in your probe setup.
AutoClock delivers extremely accurate measurements, to within one micron, with highly repeatable results.
Combining the accuracy of AutoClock with the power of NC-Checker, you can get a complete understanding of your machine’s performance and machining methodologies. You can carry out a full diagnostic of your machine’s capabilities in minutes, and analyse the effect this will ultimately have on your parts.
Spot the difference
Different machining methodologies can result in different part problems, even when cutting parts on the same machine. Running AutoClock alongside NC-Checker, you can assess the impact of these differences and automatically optimise your machine setup to ensure you create perfect parts, every time.
The accuracy of the AutoClock’s measurement results mean your team can have complete confidence in the machine setup. The fact it is automated means you can have complete confidence in the repeatability of your machining processes, and trust their impact on the quality of your parts.
AutoClock is the only device that enables you to operate a completely closed-door machining environment when using probing as part of your process.
AutoClock is fully automated, so there is no reason for anyone to enter the machine volume. This makes it safer for your people, and better for your business.
At the moment, setting the machine's work offset accurately, or 'clocking in' the sphere, is a manual process carried out by someone using DTI equipment, feeler gauges or base masters. The accuracy of this process is totally dependent on the skill and care of the operator. It also takes time to ensure maximum accuracy.
Automated part process production lines that require high accuracy need regular recalibration of the probe to maintain that accuracy. Until now there has been no solution to this problem as the only methods have been manual.
AutoClock is the answer.
There are two AutoClock solutions: standalone or fully automated.
The manual solution returns the AutoClock calibration results to a WiFi-enabled device and requires the operator to manually enter values into the machine controller to reset the work offset.
The fully automated solution automatically updates the calibration results to the controller, requiring no human intervention.
AutoClock complies to all relevant European Directives. It is in conformity with the following relevant product safety standards:
EN 61326-1: 2013
EN 301489-1 V2.1.1
Draft EN 301489-17 V3.2.0
The Declaration of Conformity is included in the AutoClock User Guide which comes with the product.
AutoClock is specified to operate under the following conditions:
Operating: 15 °C to 35 °C (59 °F to 95 °F).
Storage: -25 °C to 70 °C (-13 °F to 158 °F)
Rechargeable batteries are an option, but will have a lower lifespan.
Please dispose of batteries in accordance relevant regulations for yourlocation and industry.
The manual package will give you:
AutoClock device: a high-quality product, built to withstand the pressures of a machine-tool environment.
AutoClock macros: a suite of pre-built macros for standard controllers.
Macro Configurator: a tool that will help you configure the AutoClock macro for use on your specific machines.
Quickstart Guide: to get you started with using the AutoClock.
AutoClock User Guide: with full technical, troubleshooting and compliance information.
The fully automated package is an add-on to the standalone package and will give you:
Automation Software: an application that will integrate seamlessly with your machine tool.
Automation macros: a suite of pre-built macros, modified for automation.
Ethernet cable: to connect the machine to a PC or the Controller Interface Box.
Optional Controller Interface Box: for where a connected PC is not available.
Optional MSP install: we can send our Application Engineers to set up AutoClock and train your team.