This document specifies test procedures to evaluate the measuring performance of probing systems integrated with a numerically controlled machine tool. Test procedures for touch trigger probing systems and scanning probing systems operating in discrete-point measurement mode are specified in 7.1. Test procedures are specified for scanning probing systems in 7.2, for bore gauge systems in 7.3, for contacting tool measuring systems in 8.1, and for non-contacting tool measuring systems using the laser light barrier principle in 8.2.
The evaluation of the performance of the machine tool, used as a coordinate measuring machine (CMM), is outside the scope of this document. Such performance evaluation involves traceability issues, is strongly influenced by machine tool geometric accuracy and can, in addition to the machine tool probing system tests specified in this document, be evaluated according to ISO 10360-2 and ISO 10360-5.
Descriptions of test procedures in this document are referred to machining centres. However, tests apply in principle to most NC machine tools.