WIZblade module

Nextec’s WIZblade system is integrated in our WIZinspect system suite for rapid, high precision measuring of turbine blades, both finished (machined) and unfinished (forged or cast) blades.

WIZblade can effectively replace conventional CMMs with mechanical probes, offering improved precision and significantly reduced inspection time and cost.

WIZblade can be integrated with PLCs, pallets and robots to provide easy, fast, precise and reliable inspection on the production-floor.  It can also be integrated into the plant SPC data base.

Typical Inspection Time

A single cross section inspection time
– Forging blade: 8 sec
– Final blade: 15 sec
A single cross section inspection time using rotary table
– Forging blade: 5 sec
– Final blade: 7 sec

Key Benefits

  • WIZblade can perform automatic inspection of forged, cast or machined blades
  • WIZblade software has a variety of parameters calculation, fully comply with various known blade manufacturers (vendors): GE, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, SNECMA
  • CAD based program preparation of new blades using high level soft keys
  • No need for high precision part clamping
  • A variety of blade alignment functions and scenarios
  • Data collection from predefined cross sections
  • Blade aerofoil analysis including Leading Edge & Trailing Edge
  • Special qualified features for Elliptical leading edge analysis
  • Compatibility with a large variety of blade manufacturers, designs and standards
  • All WIZinspect GD&T features are included in WIZblade
  • Flexible structure of graphical and text Reports using customized templates
  • Eliminate the expensive mechanical jigs for blade parts

System Major Components

  • Top precision CMM platform including PH10M motorized indexing head
  • Non contact optical scanning probes – Laser or White light family of probes
  • 4 axis motion controller
  • WIZinspect application software
  • Optional top precision rotary table