Renishaw’s new EZ-IO software for the Equator Flexible Gauge makes it easy for automation integrators to configure communications between Equator systems and a cell controller. EZ-IO software allows intelligent functions, such as automatic re-mastering when the Equator detects a change in shop floor temperature, then directing a robot or shuttle system to load the master part into the gauge.

EZ-IO includes the Process Monitor display, which provides a chart of the history of feature measurements, an invaluable feature for controlling manufacturing processes. The history shows a graphical view of proportion of tolerance for each feature. It also enables management of the mastering process according to temperature, time or number of parts measured.