Depending on the system model and the field of application, a number of different software versions are available for OMCAT measuring systems.
OMCAT-Vision is optimised for operating and controlling the measuring systems via touch screen and is specially designed for use in serial production.
It is installed as the standard operating software in OMCAT 550 and OMCAT 600 measuring systems.
The ergonomically designed user interface is clearly structured and easy to understand, enabling operators and setters alike to work intuitively.
The touch screen is used for the configuration of the measuring system and for the creation of recipes for measurements.
In addition to automatic tolerance detection, a graph comparing the nominal and the actual contour is displayed for the purposes of immediate assessment.
OMCAT-Automate, used in OMCAT L50/L60 measuring systems, has been developed in order to integrate the full range of features of the OMCAT measuring systems in an automated manufacturing process.
OMCAT-Automate makes it possible to use external automation systems, such as PLCs, to control the measurement process. The configuration of the measuring instrument and creation of recipes are also performed using commands in the control protoc
The Expert software features comprehensive analytical, statistical and graphical tools and is recommended for use in development, process optimisation, quality assurance and the technological preparation of the manufacturing process. The software is included in the standard scope of delivery of the OMCAT XA6 laboratory system. It can also be installed on a PC in order to evaluate measurement data on screen during serial production or create recipes within the work preparation process without tying up the measuring system, for example.
The applications listed below are given as examples of the comprehensive possibilities afforded by the software:
The Admin module allows complete central management of all OMCAT measuring systems using a network. This makes it ideal for operators with several measuring systems which may even be located at different sites. These systems can be configured for scheduled measurement tasks, serviced and monitored in various ways via remote access. This also includes the upload of updates and recipes. Monitoring plant and production parameters provides effective support for the preparation of production reports and statistics.
The intuitive and easy-to-understand user interface guarantees easy operation and minimizes the time it takes to become familiar with the measuring system.
Guided data entry in the recipe generator and data plausibility testing ensure reliable configuration and automatic fault detection. Nominal contours can be created directly or read in via DXF files.
The measurement procedure is fault-tolerant: individual measurement steps can be corrected at any time without the entire measurement process having to be carried out all over again.
The results are tailored to suit the specific application and are displayed clearly on the monitor.
The data is securely stored in a database which is insusceptible to manipulation. A highly efficient database system allows the storage of at least 2 million data sets in the measuring system with consistent access times. The data sets contain the complete measurement results, including the plant and recipe parameters, enabling repeat measurements and further analyses to be carried out. Remote access for analysis and statistics is protected by a password and certificates.
All the measurement, adjustment and SPC data can be exported to ASCII files in CSV format regularly and automatically and can be saved on a network drive. This makes is possible to import files into databases and spreadsheet programmes for the purposes of quality management and mandatory documentation where they can be subjected to customer-specific further processing.