1. Selection of the beam to be fitted
Press the Select Beam button
Select the beam to be fitted
2. Preview of the selected beam
After selecting a beam, click on Preview.
The accessories in yellow are those which are projected onto the beam. Accessories in blue are not displayed on the selected face.
It is possible to move, zoom and rotate the 3D image ideally with a mouse or the touchpad of the keyboard.
3. Positioning the beam on the trestles
See the section Positioning a beam for more details on adjusting stoppers and rotator positioning.
If used with a BeamMaster Weld, the beam postion is already defined by the BeamMaster Weld.
For better accuracy, place the beam so that a red laser comes near the end in the X direction.
The beam must be parallel to the rail. It must be well supported on the stoppers (in blue) at the end of the trestles (in orange).
Use the Preview button to ensure the correct orientation, especially if the beam is asymmetrical.
4. Beam Rotation
The first face displayed on the beam is Top. The selected face is displayed at the bottom of the screen. To change faces, click on the Next Face button in the Beam menu.
The order of rotation is always by moving the top face away from the stopper. Top-Left-Bottom-Right.
To verify that the top face is correct, press Preview.
5. Set the origin of the beam
Make sure the red lasers are on:
Move the projector above the start of the beam, making sure to have at least 2 green lasers visible.
Adjust the virtual beam +/- 10mm from the start of the real beam:
Adjust the projection with the sides of the beam and the actual lasers. The red anchor point should be on the first laser from the left.
The real lasers must be at the center of the virtual laser lines and the real beam centered on its projection.
If the first laser is far from the end of the beam, more than 10 in or 250mm, use the layer ruler and a ruler or a measuring tape from the start of the beam to adjust the Zoom instead of using the secound laser. Otherwise, the accuracy will be affected.
Fit the virtual beam precisely to the start of the real beam:
Once the beam and the lasers are adjusted, fix the origin of the beam. . This blocks the movement of the virtual beam and allows to move to the first accessory.
6. Positioning of each accessory
Select the right accessory:
The current accessory is displayed on the ground and on the interface:
Move the projector above the accessory, making sure to have at least 1 green lasers visible on each side of the accessory.
If the current accessory is found on the trajectory of the carriage, it will automatically stop in front of it.
Adjust the projection with the beam and the actual lasers.