Rapid Tool Performance Check – Ballbar by Automated Precision Inc.

Increase Manufacturing Efficiency with the telescoping Ballbar from Automated Precision Inc. (API) quickly and easily checks contouring accuracy by testing how machine axes move in a circular path. API’s Ballbar measures the deviation made by the machine tool and displays the data in a polar plot format. This one affordable piece of equipment can save a machine shop thousands in machine tool servo maintenance and downtime.

Ballbar easily measures: Backlash, Squareness, Stick-slip, Servo lag, Straightness, Scale mismatch, Machine and servo vibration

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Credit: CR Onsrud for use of facility

With a century of cutting edge innovation under their belt, the Onsrud family has been delivering high-quality, specialized machinery for 5 generations. From a state-of-the-art factory in Troutman, North Carolina, C.R.Onsrud continues to design, engineer and build the most highly sought-after CNC machines on the market today. Companies turn to C.R. Onsrud because we offer a tailor-made solution –and we offer a comprehensive line of high-precision machining products, including over fifty standard models of 3, 4, and 5-Axis CNC Routers and Machining Centers, four models of Inverted Pin Routers, as well as a complete line of tooling and accessories. Additionally, C.R. Onsrud is well known for superior service, high-tech training facilities and an extensive Applications Engineering department to further reinforce our pledge to provide the industry with the best products, service, and customer support!