Walter reports strong UK Helicheck sales

Walter Ewag UK reports another successful year of order intake during 2018, with particular mention for sales of the company’sHelicheck tool measuring machines.According to sales director Neil Whittingham, “while last year’s order book was especially focused on tool grinding and erosion, this year we’ve also seen a shift towards investment in tool measurement from across the Helicheck range, including the top-of-the-range Helicheck 3D”.

With X-, Y- and Z-axis capacities of 270 x 455 x 325 mm, plus an A axis of 360°, the Helicheck 3D utilises a novel method of laser digitising so that items canbe scanned quickly and easily. This capability creates3D model data that can be saved, processed, analysed and measured.

The machine’s 3D Tool Analyser software – specifically developed for the application – can lay horizontal, vertical and freely selectable cutting planes at any position on the 3D model. These planes are automatically analysed and the resulting parameters made available for use.The capability to measure all important tool features is said to be quick and simple with Helicheck 3D, and since measurements are carried out on virtual models, the process can be performed offline.

A software 3D ‘matcher’ enables users to create a colour-coded comparison of two 3D models within the machine’s graphical user interface. After the ‘match’ of both models, the operator instantly receives an evaluation of product quality and any deviations from desired values.

Whittingham adds: “Of course, not all machines ordered in a certain year are delivered during that year, which means we have a healthy outlook as we enter 2019.”
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