Measurement System facilitates engine manufacturing.
October 6, 2009 -
Utilizing pneumatic measurement principles, Hommel-Etamic Valvescan measures roundness, radial run-out, and concentricity of valve seats on cylinder heads. When combined with TPE99 A/E Converter, system delivers resolutions down to 0.01 µm on diameters, 0.7° on angles, and 10% or better GR&Rs. Parts are not required to be absolutely clean as jets in air tooling provide high-pressure part blow off to remove contaminants. SPC32 Software is included for statistical process control.
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Detroit Precision Hommel
1505 W. Hamlin, Dept. 5
Rochester Hills, MI, 48309
New Measurement System
Out of the thousands of measurements necessary in manufacturing a first-rate engine, arguably some of the most important are roundness, radial run-out, and concentricity of valve seats on cylinder heads. The Hommel-Etamic Valvescan has been designed for fast, dynamic, high precision measurement of these features, guaranteeing the best possible fits.
The Valvescan utilizes basic pneumatic measurement principles (i.e. air flow at subsonic speeds) to achieve balance, stability, accuracy, and reliability, for long gaging and tooling life. Combine this with the TPE99 A/E Converter, and you get an extremely linear high precision measurement system capable of delivering resolutions down to 0.01µm on diameters, 0.7° on angles, and 10% or better GR&Rs. Parts aren't even required to be absolutely clean as the "jets" in the air tooling provide high pressure part blow off to remove contaminants from the measurement surfaces.
SPC32 Software is also included to provide statistical process control capabilities during the measurement processes. SPC32 software can be set up to operate on a computer locally and/or may be setup to run on another computer connected over a network. Multiple workstations may also be connected to a single SPC32 workstation, enabling several process streams to be monitored from a centralized location.
Capable of being mounted anywhere within the production system, a complete system will consist of the air tooling, dual TPE99 A/E Converters, as well as an industrial controller loaded with versatile multi-language CMZ32 software for fast, accurate, and automatic measurement. Additionally the CMZ32 software can output measurement results in Q-Das® or Infinity®.
Contact Hommel-Etamic: Tel. 248-853-5888 or email@example.com