Optical Measuring System incorporates high speed sensors.
May 24, 2010 -
Able to be integrated into production operations, Wenzel ScanTec optical measuring system utilizes non-contact technology based on white light distance sensor. It allows direct measurement of various types of surfaces and provides feedback in customizable reports. Fully automatic, unit operates at speeds up to 180 and 4,200 coordinates/min in point measurement and scanning modes, respectively. Supporting software may be adapted to most CMM computer control systems.
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Xspect Solutions Inc.
28287 Beck Rd., Wenzel Bldg. D-1
Wixom, MI, 48393
Optical High-Speed Sensors Now Available from Wenzel Scantec
Wenzel Group GmbH acquired Steintek GmbH one of the technology leaders for high-speed measuring and digitizing systems and has integrated their optical high speed sensor products into the Wenzel ScanTec Division.
Wenzel Group GmbH acquired German-based Steintek Optical Measuring Systems in the summer of 2009 and is now making available through Xspedct Solutions, Inc. the optical high-speed measuring sensors for the North American marketplace.
Marketed now under the Wenzel ScanTec name, this optical measuring system utilizes non-contact measuring technology that is based on a white light distance sensor that is adapted for all types of surfaces and can be integrated into production operations. These types of optical systems detect and analyze even the lowest defects and assure a fast feedback in fully customizable reports. Currently, these systems are mainly applied on CMMS with swivel heads for measuring complex parts like turbine blades, blisks and impellers.
The sensor technology allows direct measurement of various types of surfaces including, shiny, rusty, black, white, milled or polished, soft, sensitive or rough. Measured data serves as an analysis tool for production operations, providing important test data. The system is easy to operate. It does not require a temperature-controlled room, and it is fully automatic by searching and measuring the object with the specified resolution.
The speed of the Wenzel ScanTec optical measuring system is 180 coordinates per minute in point measurement mode. In application, this would be approximately 1.5 minutes for the measurement of 3 airfoil sections including axis alignment and reporting. In scanning mode the unit measures 4,200 coordinates per minute. This would mean the measurement of 10 airfoil sections including axis alignment and reporting would take as little as 3 minutes.
The software that supports the Wenzel ScanTec optical measuring system is esily adaptable to most CMM computer control systems.
Xspect Solutions, Inc. headquartered in Wixom, Michigan, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wenzel GmbH of Germany. Xspect Solutions is the Number 3 supplier of both traditional CMMs and GMM gear measuring machines to the North American metrology market.
Wenzel GmbH manufacturers its products intrinsically accurate, negating the need for the huge error compensation files to achieve quoted accuracies which have become the norm for most manufacturers in past years. The black granite used by Wenzel is processed in-house at their impressive manufacturing facilities in Germany, not imported from China pre-finished...which in now the industry norm.
Send all Inquiries To:
Jim Krug, Xspect Solutions, Inc.
47000 Liberty Drive
Wixom, Michigan 48393
Tel: (248) 295-4300