Geometric Error Compensation
Providing highest accuracy
GEC involves the compensation of inherent geometric and thermal errors of CMMs. To actively maintain CMM accuracy, GEC adds dynamic temperature monitoring and compensation into the Pantec controllers.
With the newest release of Pantec’s GEC, dynamic temperature monitoring and compensation as well as linearity and squareness correction is already performed inside the Pantec 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 through the Pantec Support.Tool tuning and analysis software. The GEC Wizard incorporates the calibration laser and the machine type to add optimum flexibility in error capture, correction, and validation of results. An efficient design with minimal clicks offers a high level of operational convenience.