BLOCK GAUGE user manual

BLOCK GAUGE user manual
BLOCK GAUGE
user manual
1.0 Index
Section Title
Page
Section Title
Page
1.0
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1
8.2
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14
2.0
Safety Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2
8.3
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14
3.0
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
8.4
Electrical Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . .
15
4.0
Components of the Block Gauge . . .
4
9.0
Connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16
5.0
Care of the Block Gauge . . . . . . . . . 5
9.1
Analogue Block Gauge . . . . . . . . .
16
6.0
Mechanical Installation . . . . . . . . . . . 6
9.2
Digital Block Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . 17
6.1
Tip Installation/Replacement . . . . . . .
7
10.0
Outline Drawings . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
18
6.2
Tool Holder Installation/Adjustment . . 8
10.1
Mechanical Drawings . . . . . . . . .. . 18
6.3
Spring Installation/Adjustment . . . . . . 9
10.2
Configuration Drawing . . . . . . . . . . 21
6.4
Pneumatic Actuator Installation . . . . . 10
Return of Goods
7.0
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Solartron Sales Offices
7.1
Sensor Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
8.0
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
8.1
Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
1.0 Index
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2.0: Safety Summary
Terms in this Handbook
Warning statements identify conditions or
practices that could result in personal injury or
loss of life.
WARNINGS:
Do not operate in an explosive atmosphere
To avoid explosion, do not operate this
equipment in an explosive atmosphere.
Air Pressure
Under no circumstances should the
recommended maximum overpressure of 7 bar
be exceeded when using pneumatics with the
Block Gauge.
CAUTION statements identify conditions or
practices that could result in damage to the
equipment or other property.
Symbols in this manual
This symbol indicates where applicable
cautionary or other information is to be
found.
NOTES:
This equipment contains no user
serviceable parts
This equipment must be returned to your
Solartron dealer for all servicing and repair.
Low Voltage
This equipment operates at below the SELV
and is therefore outside the scope of the Low
Voltage Directive.
2.0: Safety Summary
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3.0: Introduction
The Block Gauge family makes precision
measurements of bores and cavities a simple and
reliable process. The use of these devices is ideal
in applications where space is limited and where
the use of axial probes is not possible.
Both digital and analogue versions of the Block
Gauge are available, with measurement ranges
of 2mm, 5mm or 10mm.
The analogue versions can be used with standard
conditioning electronics.
The digital versions are designed to be connected
directly onto the Orbit Measurement Network,
a modular system enabling fast and versatile
connection of multiple probes.
3.0: Introduction
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4.0: Components of the Block Gauge
Key
1 Sensor
2 Sensor Grub Screw
3 Sensor Grub Screw
4 Pneumatic Actuator
5 Spring Holder
6 Spring
7 Tool Holder
8 Tip Carrier
9 Tip
10Tip Carrier Grub Screw
11Caphead Screw
4.0: Components
of the Block Gauge
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5.0: Care of the Block Gauge
The Block Gauge is a rugged parallel motion
Universal Gauge designed to withstand the rigours
of an industrial manufacturing environment.
However, care should be taken during installation
to avoid dropping the Block Gauge or subjecting it
to severe shock loads.
In order to avoid damage to the linear bearings,
it is important not to exceed the specified torque
setting (1.5 to 2N m) of the fixing screw (11) when
adjusting the tool holder (7).
The contact tip (9) should be fitted to the tip carrier
(8) and tightened before the tip carrier is fitted to the
tool holder. Tip carriers are available in 20 mm, 30
mm and 40 mm versions.
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6.0: Mechanical Installation
It should be secured by using the fixing screws at
the base of the Block Gauge. The fixing screws are
M6. The thread depth in the body is 8 mm.
First establish the orientation in which the Block
Gauge will be used. The choice of return spring (6)
and its position depends on the orientation of the
gauge and should be made after the tool holder (7)
and contact tip (9) have been fitted. A set of return
springs (for different measurement forces)
are included with each gauge.
Tip (9)
Tip Carrier (8)
It may be easier to set contact tip forces as close
as possible to operating forces before the Block
Gauge is installed onto a machine or fixture. Final
adjustments may then be made after installation.
Final adjustment of the spring force is made by
winding the spring holder (5) in or out. (section 6.3)
Tool Holder (7)
Sensor (1)
Pneumatic
Actuator (4)
Spring Holder (5)
When fitting a pneumatic actuator (4), ensure that
the threads in the Block Gauge and the actuator are
clean. In order to avoid damage to the actuator or
the Block Gauge, it is important not to exceed the
specified air pressure.
Return Spring (6)
Anti rotation adjustment
CAUTION
The pneumatic Block Gauge works at a higher air
pressure than pneumatic Gauging Probes. In order
to avoid damage to Gauging Probes when used in
conjunction with Block Gauges, it is important that
separate regulators are used for each product.
When mounting the Block Gauge in a fixture, care
must be taken not to drop the gauge or apply
excessive shocks which may degrade performance.
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6.0: Mechanical Installation (continued)
6.1: Tip Installation/Replacement
To avoid placing strain on the tool holder (7) and
the Block Gauge frame, the tip carrier (8) should
be removed from the tool holder before fitting or
removing a tip (9).
Tip Installation
1. Screw the tip (9) into the tip carrier (8).
2. Position the tip carrier in the tool holder (7).
3. Tighten the 2.5mm tip carrier grub screw (10).
Take care not to overtighten it.
The Block Gauge tool holder allows the Block
Gauge tip and tip carrier to be mounted in one of
three different planes for maximum flexibility.
Tip (9)
Tip Removal
1. Loosen the 2.5 mm tip carrier grub screw (10)
`which holds the tip carrier (8) in place.
Tip Carrier (8)
2. Remove the tip carrier from the tool holder (7).
3. Unscrew the tip (9) from the end of the tip carrier.
Tip Carrier Grub Screw (10)
Tool Holder (7)
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6.0: Mechanical Installation (continued)
6.2: Tool Holder Installation/Adjustment
The tool holder is infinitely adjustable along the
industry standard dovetail fitting on the Block Gauge
frame. This dovetail fitting ensures that the gauge is
rigid yet easy to install and adjust.
Tool Holder Installation
To remove the tool holder (7), loosen the caphead
screw (11) located on the tool holder using a 3 mm
Allen key. Slide the tool holder off the dovetail.
To re-install the tool holder, simply slide it over
the dovetail joint to the required position and then
tighten the caphead screw.
Tool Holder Adjustment
1. Loosen the caphead screw (11) located on the tool holder (7) using a 3 mm Allen key.
2. Slide the tool holder to the required position.
Tool Holder (7)
3. Tighten the screw.
Caphead Screw (11)
CAUTION
In order to avoid damage to the linear
bearings, it is important not to exceed
the specification for the torque setting
(1.5 to 2 Nm) of the fixing screw when
adjusting the tool holder.
6.0: Mechanical Installation
Dovetail Fitting
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6.0: Mechanical Installation (continued)
6.3: Spring Installation/Adjustment
The choice of spring return and its position depends
on the orientation
of the gauge and should be made after the tool
holder and contact tip have been fitted. (See
section 6.2). A set of four return springs are
included with each gauge.
3. Select an appropriate spring, and insert this into the frame.
4. Insert the screw holder back into the Block
Gauge frame and screw in.
1. Unscrew and remove the spring holder (5) or
pneumatic actuator (4) if this was being used.
5
4
2. Remove the spring (6) if installed.
5. Final adjustment to the spring force is made
by winding the spring holder in or out using a flat
blade screwdriver.
6
Refer to section 10.2 for information on the
configuration of the spring and pneumatic actuator.
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6.0: Mechanical Installation (continued)
6.4: Pneumatic Actuator Installation
1. Unscrew and remove the spring holder (5).
To maximise the working life of the Block Gauge, the
air supply should be both clean and dry for continual
reliable operation. The air should have a maximum
relative humidity of 60% RH and be filtered to better
than 5 µm particle size.
5
When fitting a pneumatic actuator, ensure that
threads in the Block Gauge and the actuator are
clean. In order to avoid damage to the actuator or
the Block Gauge, it is important not to exceed the
specification for air pressure.
2. Remove the spring (6) if it is installed.
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CAUTION
The pneumatic Block Gauge works at
a higher air pressure than pneumatic
gauging probes. In order to avoid
damage to gauging probes when used
in conjunction with Block Gauges, it
is important that separate air pressure
regulators are used for each product
type.
3. Install a spring and spring holder opposite to where the pneumatic actuator is to be installed (section 6.3).
4. Insert the pneumatic actuator (4) and screw until tight. Do not overtighten.
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7.0: Maintenance
7.1Sensor Replacement - Analogue Version Only
Sensor Installation
1.
2.
3.
Sensor Removal
1. Loosen the two sensor grub screws (2 & 3) which hold the sensor (1) in place.
2. Gently ease the sensor away from the frame. Care must be taken not to damage the core or the gaiter during removal.
Insert the replacement sensor (1) into the
Block Gauge frame. Care must be taken not
to damage the core or the gaiter during insertion. The carrier must not protrude from the T-piece.
Tighten sensor grub screw (3), but leave
screw (2) loose.
Adjust the spring holder (5) opposite the sensor so that there is a small gap of approximately
0.25 mm between the T-piece and the frame
(see below).
Sensor (1)
Adjustment of
spring holder
Sensor Grub Screw (3)
7.0: Maintenance
Small Gap of approx. 0.25 mm
Sensor Grub Screw (2)
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7.0: Maintenance (continued)
4. Move the T-piece in by 2.65 mm. The T-piece
must remain fixed in this position during the setting of electrical null.
5. Connect an oscillator supply to the sensor.
6. Monitor the output of the sensor on a DVM.
7.
Adjust the position of the sensor relative to the frame to achieve minimum output on the DVM. Care should be taken not to rotate the sensor during this adjustment. This is electrical null.
8. Tighten sensor grub screw (2).
7.0: Maintenance (continued)
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8.0: Specifications
8.1: Measurement
Measurement Range (mm)
Mechanical Travel (mm)
Accuracy(1)
Repeatability
(on-axis at 70 g tip force)
Resolution
Null Position
Tip Force(2)
Temperature Coefficient
Life
8.0: Specifications
Analogue
Digital
±1.0, ±2.5 and ±5
2, 5 and 10
3, 6 and 11
3, 6 and 11
2 mm
±1.0 µm or ±0.5% x D
0.1 µm ±0.1% x D
5 mm
±2.5 µm or ±0.5% x D
±0.1 µm ±0.15% x D
10 mm
±5.0 µm or ±0.5% x D
±0.1 µm ±0.15% x D
(whichever the greater)
at 5 kHz for LVDT, at 10 kHz for half
bridge
2 mm
0.25 µm
5 mm
0.25 µm
10 mm
0.50 µm
Dependent on Electronics
User selectable to < 0. 1(µm)
Adjustable
Do Not Adjust
2 mm
5 mm
0.75 N minimum
10 mm
2 mm
± 0.2 µm/°C
5 mm
± 0.5 µm/°C
10 mm
± 1.0 µm/°C
Better than 5 million measuring cycles (dependent on application)
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8.0: Specifications (continued)
Accuracies quoted are through the gauge centreline.
Unplugged (free lead) and other specification available on request.
(1) Accuracy includes both linearity and sensitivity errors (D is the distance from setting master).
(2) Maximum tip force is 3.5 N. A selection of springs can be supplied for attitude and dead weight
compensation. Care should be taken as the probe performance (accuracy and repeatability) may degrade at
high tip forces.
8.0: Specifications (continued)
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8.0: Specifications (continued)
8.1: Measurement
Note 1: The linearity specification includes errors due to both linearity and sensitivity. Other manufacturers may
quote these errors separately. These linearity specifications are substantially more demanding than the 0.25%
full scale conventionally specified, as shown in the diagram below. The Digital Block Gauge specification
includes the linearity and sensitivity for both the Block Gauge and the electronics.
Analogue
Solartron
Analogue
Block Gauge
Specification
-2.5 -2.0
-1.5 -1.0
-0.5
12.5
10.0
7.5
5.0
2.5
0
-2.5 0.5
Digital
0.25% of full scale output
µm
µm
12.5
10.0
7.5
5.0
2.5
1.0
1.5
2.0
2.5
mm
0.0
0.5
-5.0
-7.5
-10.0
-12.5
0.25% of full scale output
1.0
1.5
2.0
3.0
-2.5
-5.0
-7.5
-10.0
-12.5
3.5
4.0
4.5
5.0
mm
Solartron
Digital
Block Gauge
Specification
Assumes setting master at mid stroke
Note: Example is for 5 mm Block Gauge
8.0: Specifications (continued)
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8.0: Specifications (continued)
8.2: Mechanical
Analogue
Digital
Mass (g / lbs)
(Without toolholder)
2 mm
5 mm
10 mm
160 g (0.352 lbs)
390 g (0.858 lbs)
385 g (0.847 lbs)
Mass of moving
parts (g / lbs)
2 mm
5 mm
10 mm
35 g (0.077 lbs)
90 g (0.198 lbs)
95 g (0.209 lbs)
Material
IP Rating
Stainless Steel (300 Series) with Viton® Gaiters
IP65
Operating Pressure
IP65
IP43 for electronics
1 bar to 3 bar
8.3: Environmental
Storage Temperature (°C)
Operating Temperature (°C)
Shock
8.0: Specifications
Analogue
Digital
-40 to +85
-20 to +70
+5 to +85
+5 to +65
To maintain best performance, the Block Gauge should be
protected from excessive shock loads and dropping
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8.0: Specifications (continued)
8.4: Electrical Interface
Analogue
LVDT
Energising Voltage
1 to 10 Vrms
Energising Frequency
2 to 20 kHz
Energising Current
2 mA/V at 5 kHz
Calibration Voltage
Digital
Half Bridge
5 V ± 0.25 Vdc
Not Applicable
2 mA/V at 10 kHz
3V
55 mA at 5 VDC
Not Applicable
Calibration Frequency
5 kHz
10 kHz
Not Applicable
Calibration Load
10 KΩ
2 KΩ
Not Applicable
200 ±0.5%
80 ±0.5%
40 ±0.5%
at 5 kHz
73.5 ±0.5%
29.4 ±0.5%
14.7 ±0.5%
at 10 kHz
Not Applicable
Sensitivity
(mV/V/mm)
2 mm
5 mm
10 mm
Note: Operation outside of calibration voltage, frequency and load may degrade performance.
8.0: Specifications
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9.0: Connections
9.1: Analogue Block Gauge
LVDT Electrical Connections
Half Bridge Electrical Connections
Black
Black
Cable Screen
Cable Screen
LVDT
Half
Bridge
White
Yellow
Blue
Green
Yellow
Red
Case
Red
Case
Note 1: + indicates forward movement of the tip.
Note 2: The transducer body may be disconnected
from the cable screen by cutting the black wire
inside the connector.
Note 1: + indicates forward movement of the tip.
Note 2: The transducer body may be disconnected
from the cable screen by cutting the black wire
inside the connector.
LVDT Electrical Connections
Energising
Red & Blue
Green & White
Signal
Yellow
Secondary Centre Tap
Red & White In Phase for Inward Displacement
Half-Bridge Electrical Connections
Red & Blue
Energising
Yellow
Signal
Red & Yellow In Phase for Inward Displacement
Black
Transducer Body Ground
9.0: Connections
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9.0: Connections (continued)
9.2: Digital Block Gauge
PIE Pin assignment
Pin
Function
1
(none)
2
RS485(A)
3
RS485(B)
4
0V
5
0V
6
+5V
7
+5V
8
+5V
9
0V
9.0: Connections
PIE can be fitted directly into the back of the Digital
Readout or linked into the ‘Orbit’ Network using the
stackable T-CON connectors.
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10.0: Outline Drawings
10.1: Mechanical Drawings
2 mm Block Gauge
eg DK/2/S, BG/1/S
CAD drawings can be downloaded from
www.solartronmetology.com
10.0: Outline Drawings
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10.0: Outline Drawings (continued)
10.1: Mechanical Drawings
5 mm Block Gauge
eg DK/5/S, BG/2.5/S
CAD drawings can be downloaded from
www.solartronmetology.com
10.0: Outline Drawings
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10.0: Outline Drawings (continued)
10.1: Mechanical Drawings
10 mm Block Gauge
eg DK/10/S, BG/5/S
CAD drawings can be downloaded from
www.solartronmetology.com
10.0: Outline Drawings
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10.0: Outline Drawings (continued)
10.2: Configuration Drawing
10.0: Outline Drawings
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