Developed for the shop-floor, the TIGO SF is a fully-protected and versatile coordinate measuring machine (CMM) that combines robust construction, innovative technology and flexibility of setup to ensure high-accuracy measurement in the harshest of environments.
TIGO SF is an accurate and compact CMM specifically designed for use on the shop floor. With a measurement volume of 500 x 580 x 500 mm (X/Y/Z), it is the ideal measurement solution for a wide range of small and medium size parts from all industrial sectors.
The solid and robust TIGO SF features air-free movement to ensure performance in harsh shop-floor environments. The machine structure is fully protected by the covers and bellows to prevent contamination of the moving parts. Electronic equipment is housed in the machine stand, and an IP54-rated version of the stand is available as an option for extra protection in the harshest environments. Passive dampeners mitigate the effects of vibration, and an active dampening system is available as an option for workshop setups where vibrations may have a greater impact.
Thanks to its cantilever structure, TIGO SF is open on three sides and therefore offers optimal accessibility for manual and automatic part loading and unloading for seamless integration into a variety of production processes. The thick granite worktable also incorporates a dense grid of fixturing holes to make part placement easy and quick.
TIGO SF is the all-in-one measuring solution for production areas; in the standard configuration both the controller and the PC are housed inside the machine stand, and the monitor and keyboard are positioned on a swivelling arm to ensure maximum ergonomics with the minimum footprint. This standalone compact configuration can be easily relocated to suit changing production needs.
In its standard configuration TIGO SF comes equipped with the HP-S-X1C fixed probe head to support high-speed, high-accuracy continuous scanning and point-to-point measurements. Alternatively, the CMM can be equipped with the automatic indexable HH-A-5° or manual index HH-MI-M and touch trigger probes for greater flexibility.
Feature and benefit
Open Access Measuring Volume
Easy loading and unloading of workpieces thanks to the full accessibility offered by the TIGO SF’s three open sides.
The PC, controller and peripherals including the screen and the keyboard are all mounted to the same base to ensure minimal footprint for easy placement onto the shop floor or production line. TIGO SF offers the best volume to footprint ratio in its class.
All axes on the TIGO SF work on a linear guideway system with no air required, reducing the risk from production contaminants and making installation and relocation simpler.
TIGO SF’s ergonomically-designed workstation allows operators to position the screen and keyboard exactly where they need it, while an easy-to-reach USB port enables fast data transfer.
Eco Mode automatically powers down the machine when it stands idle, improving energy efficiency without shutting down the CMM. Eco Mode supports environmental sustainability whilst reducing operating costs, giving metrology the green light.
Fly2 Mode is a trajectory-control feature for enhanced probe movement. It decreases program execution times whilst reducing operating and maintenance costs by optimising machine motion and trajectories, causing less stress on moving parts.
The Scan Pilot advanced firmware algorithm and motion-control parameters enable accurate measurement of undefined path profiles quickly with minimal setup. Consistent contact is achieved through greater motion control, even in the presence of abrupt surface changes, allowing users to save time on non-predefined measurement tasks.
When fluctuations in environmental conditions are enough to affect a measurement result, PULSE provides traceability through environment monitoring. PULSE uses a network of sensors to record variations in temperature, vibration and humidity in the CMM environment as well as monitoring for machine collisions, and sends alerts to the user via email or SMS when predefined operating conditions are exceeded.
The optional XT upgrade enables accurate and reliable measurement in an expanded temperature range of 15 °C to 40 °C, and can be applied to all new TIGO SF CMMs or to existing machine installations as a retrofit.
LED status indicator lights are mounted on the Z-axis cover to allow at-a-glance assessment of the machine and program status from across the factory floor. Users have a clear visual indication of whether measurements are in progress or if the CMM requires operator intervention. This means the CMM can be left unattended, allowing time and resource optimisation.