Geometric Error Compensation
Providing highest accuracy
GEC ensures a high accuracy of measurements with the compensation of inherent geometric and thermal errors in CMMs. The GEC feature adds dynamic temperature monitoring and compensation into Pantec controllers.
With Pantec’s GEC feature, the integrated dynamic temperature monitoring and compensation as well as linearity and squareness correction are performed directly inside the EAGLETM controller. For those customers who require higher accuracy, the full 21-parameter error model (including roll, pitch and yaw errors) is available through our driver-based solution. Both GEC options cover the most common kinematic chains for CMMs, including machine configurations with the following axes sequences: Y-X-Z, X-Y-Z, X-Z-Y.
For convenience and ease of use, the entire compensation procedure is done with Pantec’s Support Tool tuning and analysis software. The GEC Wizard incorporates the calibration laser and the machine type to ensure optimum flexibility in error capture, correction, and validation of results. An efficient design with minimal clicks offers a high level of operational convenience.