MasterCal™ is an innovative, high accuracy, portable solution for mastering and calibration of industrial robots from any manufacturer. The MasterCal™ system is comprised of a touch probe, a ball bar, and PC based software with an easy to use graphical interface, and sophisticated, patented mathematics for high precision calculations.
Before a robot is put into operation on a production line, it must be ‘Mastered’ or ‘Calibrated’. Mastering assures that the robot’s servo motors are lined up with the mechanical arm’s home position. This not only ensures that the robot controller software can accurately draw straight lines and circular paths, but also that when a service event occurs (crashes, motor/drive replacement, backlash adjustment, etc.) the robot repeats to the same points without having to re-teach the program.