Heidenhain announces the latest release of a PC-based metrology software solution for 2-D and 3-D measuring tasks on inspection machines. Called the IK 5000 QUAD-RA-CHEK (version 3.1), this universal PC package solution includes the integration of the Keyence LK-G5000 series laser, and is now available to provide advanced func-tionality for both new and used quality control inspection equipment.MetrologySoftware_IN

New features within the IK 5000 3.1 metrology software include:

  • The ability to communicate with Optimet and Keyence lasers, providing laser support for a large scope of applications.
  • Enhanced 3-D profile fit algorithms, speeding up part fits by up to 5X.
  • Ability to export measured features in the STEP format (including 3-D fea-tures).

With the ability to operate on 32-bit or 64-bit PCs using either Microsoft Windows 7 or 8operating systems, the IK 5000 3.1 universal PC package solution is a good choice when standardizing inspection packages in any Quality Control depart-ment.  For retrofitting purposes, the IK 5000 can be used on a variety of brands and types of inspection equipment–such as CMMs and video measuring microscopes–making it easy to cross-train employees on many machines.