Coordinate Measuring Instruments

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Non-Contact Vision Probe enhances REVO measurement capabilities.

July 8, 2016

Intended for use with REVO® 5-axis measurement system on co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs), RVP increases multi-sensor capability by adding non-contact inspection to existing touch-trigger, high-speed tactile scanning and surface finish measurement capability. Thin sheet metal parts or components with large numbers of holes as small as 0.5 mm as well as parts not suitable for tactile measurement can be fully inspected with this vision measurement probe. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Creaform's New Quality Control Lineup Wins Renowned Red Dot: Best of the Best!

July 5, 2016

The HandyPROBE Next, MetraSCAN 3D and C-Track win the top category, Red Dot: Best of the Best – Product Design 2016 for their quality and breakthrough designs Lévis, Québec – Creaform, worldwide leader in portable 3D measurement solutions and engineering services, today announced that it has won the prestigious Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. For over 60 years, Red Dot has been one... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Scanning Probes support 3D CMM tactile scanning.

June 14, 2016

Supporting stylus lengths up to 225 mm, HP-S-X1 Series measures surface features of complex parts, as well as bores or holes deep inside workpiece, saving time during inspection process. Magnetic interfaces allow for automated stylus changes on CMM. Probe range supports all standard inspection modes including dynamic single-point contact measurement, self-centering measurement, and continuous high-speed scanning for quick and precise data acquisition of various surface contours. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hi-Res 3D Scanning Arm aids modeling, engineering applications.

May 18, 2016

FARO® Design ScanArm provides users with portable 3D scanning solution for 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and CAD-based design applications across PLM process. While lightweight and maneuverable design allows for desktop mounting, UI facilitates operation regardless of skill level or 3D scanning experience. Blue laser technology delivers Hi-Res point cloud data and seamlessly scans challenging materials without requiring spray or targets.
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Optics & Photonics, Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

CMM Systems offer end-to-end inspection solutions.

May 2, 2016

Integrating with MetraSCAN 3D optical CMM scanner and HandyPROBE Next arm-free portable CMM, VXinspect dimensional inspection software is intended for manufacturing companies that conduct first article inspection and complete quality control on production line or shop floor. Multi-function buttons on CMM systems enable users to directly interact with software right from devices. With single-click color mapping, VXinspect users can identify faults and deviations before production starts. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

High-Speed CMM increases throughput, accuracy via technology.

May 2, 2016

Targeting manufacturers requiring accurate tactile scanning and high throughput, GLOBAL EVO offers high-speed scanning without compromised accuracy via integrated Compass technology. Latter compensates for vibrations caused by CMM's movements, and Scan Pilot firmware, also included, ensures rapid measurements even when scanning complex, unknown profiles. Eco Mode conserves power, and Fly2 Mode trajectory-optimizing technology generates most efficient path between points. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

CMMs feature intelligent sensor automation system.

March 22, 2016

Available for Leitz PMM-C coordinate measuring machines, SENMATION Universal Sensor Interface enables fully automatic exchange of sensors within part inspection programs. Upgraded version adds HP-S-X5 HD heavy-duty analog scanning probe, which accepts styli up to 800 mm and 650 g. Based on universal sensor switch and intelligent sensor module, SENMATION is integrated into CMM quill and uses mechanical loading system to engage sensor without operator intervention. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Ran-Tech Again Successfully Completes AS9100 audit

February 29, 2016

Ran-Tech again successfully completes AS9100 audit. Received highest marks and praise to date for our processes and adherence to our quality system. Ran-Tech installs first FARO ARM CMM with Laser Scanning Capability.  Speeds First Articles and enables reverse engineering of tools and details. About us Ran-Tech Engineering & Aerospace is an Oregon Corporation founded in 1988 in... Read More

Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Portable CMM Arm serves high-end 3D measurement applications.

January 22, 2016

Available in 6-axis models suited for touch-probe measurement and 7-axis models suited for high-speed laser scanning, 77 series ROMER Absolute Arm comes in 5 sizes with measuring ranges from 2.5–4.5 m. This portable coordinate measuring machine (PCMM), which offers acoustic and haptic operator feedback, can be switched on and used immediately without warm-up or referencing. Magnetic base (3000 N) offers mounting options for diverse applications and part sizes.
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Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Hexagon Metrology Shows Off All-New TubeShaper Software at FABTECH 2015

November 11, 2015

ROMER Absolute Arm tube measurement system has first public showing North Kingstown, RI – Hexagon Metrology announced today the first public showing of its new TubeShaper software at FABTECH 2015, Booth #S522, November 9-12, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. FABTECH is North America's largest, annual trade show catering to metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing professionals.... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Coordinate Measuring Machine targets small inspection labs.

October 29, 2015

Requiring just 1,100 x 1,400 mm of table space, DURAMAX LTE provides 500 x 500 x 500 mm measuring volume. System is equipped with VAST XXT scanning sensor which scans hundreds of points per second to gather data needed for accurate results. Extra leg room and soft-touch covers optimize operator comfort, while stylus changer option adds convenience. Machine also comes with integrated passive damping system and covered guideways for measuring lab protection. Read More

Services, Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

Coordinate Measuring Machine provides tube inspection.

October 19, 2015

Used with portable ROMER Absolute Arm CMM, TubeShaper software enables tube production, tube and pipe inspection, reverse engineering of tubes and tube assemblies, and tube gauging. Measurement plans can be created automatically in first-part inspection or set up offline prior to measurement. Advanced CAD engine enables import/export of tube data in various formats, as well as inspection of full tube assemblies including welded brackets, hangers, and flanges. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Coordinate Measuring Machine operates from 15-40°C.

October 15, 2015

Insensitive to mechanical vibrations and temperature fluctuations, ZEISS DuraMax HTG delivers accuracy down to 3.2 microns at ambient temperatures ranging from 15–40°C, making it suited for non-air conditioned production areas. Z axis is insulated with hood and basic body of machine is equipped with reflecting stainless steel cover and special insulation. Machine can operate under temperature changes up to 50% per hour and 100% per day without compromising measurement quality. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Deva's CMM Vision Probe Now Fully Supported by Nikon CMM Manager 3.5

September 15, 2015

Nikon's latest release of CMM Manager 3.5, includes support for the Deva 036 CMM Vision Probe. The Deva 036 CMM Vision Probe combines a high resolution image sensor, compact optics and flexible LED light ring in one complete solution. Retrofitting it to your CMM is easy since it can be mounted via most common probe connection systems including, Autojoint and TKJ. The Deva 036 is... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Coordinate Measuring Machine installs in any location.

September 1, 2015

Featuring portable design, XM Series performs high-precision measurements using onscreen interactive visual guide and handheld touch probe. No previous CMM programming experience is needed. User selects desired measurement parameters and measures target to complete programming. Augmented reality guidance images are created automatically, and measurement points with 3D elements are visually overlaid. Temperature and humidity operating ranges are 50–95°F and 20–80% RH, respectively. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Roughness Sensor enables all measurements on one CMM.

July 16, 2015

Simplifying QA workflow, ZEISS ROTOS is used via stylus changer interface on probe of coordinate measuring machine (CMM) under full CNC control and enables standard-compliant measurement of roughness and waviness on one CMM. All features of technical drawing can be fully captured with one CMM and displayed in one report, and various measuring positions can be reached without rechucking. Rotary axis can turn full 360° and be tilted perpendicularly to provide tilt range of 160°.
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Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

X-Ray Based CMM is designed for metrology.

May 7, 2015

Along with 225 kV X-ray source with 2 micron minimum detectability, CXMM 50 features built-in temperature control and vibration-isolated granite table that promote precise and accurate measurements. X-ray test system, suited for use as product development and QC tool, is fitted with flat panel DDA detector and intended for inspection of workpieces up to 11 kg with envelope up to 30 x 30 cm. Other features include 5-axis manipulator, adjustable magnification, and paired software package. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Vision System measures to 0.1 mm.

May 7, 2015

Compatible with full range of ST-Robotics’ arms and controller, Vision System can measure to 0.1 mm and send precise coordinates of object to robot. System comprises Matrox GigE 1,920 x 1,448 pixel camera; C-mount lens with zoom, focus, and exposure control; and LED lighting. Hardware and RobWin software are installed on user's PC, and second serial channel connects to robot controller, allowing real-time programming and testing of communication with camera. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

T.J. Snow Upgrades CMM Capabilities

April 23, 2015

Chattanooga, Tennessee — T.J. Snow Company recently upgraded its CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) capabilities by purchasing a new FARO Edge 9-foot Arm with Laser Line Probe HD.  T. J. Snow's new portable FARO Arm features state-of-the-art high definition scanning technology. The 7-axis FARO Edge is one of the most sophisticated non-contact measurement tools available in its class. ... Read More

Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

ECM Takes Delivery of New Hexagon Programmable CMM to Meet Growing Demand for Small Part Inspections

March 25, 2015

Topsfield, MA – ECM Global Measurement Solutions (ECM) takes delivery of the new and highly-anticipated 7.10.7 programmable CMM from Hexagon Metrology this week. The coordinate measuring machine with scanning probe technology in combination with PC-DMIS CAD++ Software separates this CMM from the pack by exceeding the challenges of today's CAD-to-part inspections. This new design in... Read More