Displacement & Length Measuring Instruments

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

FARO Announces New HDR Laser Scanners and Instant Rendering Software for BIM-CIM and Public Safety Customers

April 14, 2016

LAKE MARY, Fla. - FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO), the world's most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging, and realization technology in the BIM-CIM and Public Safety markets, announces the release of new 3D laser scanners with high dynamic range photography (HDR) that produce incredibly detailed images in bright and dark lighting conditions as well as increased resolution for... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Mahr Federal to Feature New MarShaft(TM) SCOPE 250 Plus at Metrology Solutions Expo

April 11, 2016

Also on display will be MarVision MM 320 and QM 300 Video Measuring Microscopes, MarCal Wireless Digital Calipers, and MarCator Digital Indicators PROVIDENCE, RI – Mahr Federal will feature the MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 plus, along with the MarVision MM 320, the MarVision QM 300, and MarCal digital calipers and MarCator digital indicators at the first Metrology Solutions Expo, May 4-5, 2016, TD... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Trackers provide 7 DOF measurement.

March 28, 2016

With software updates and Ethernet Real Time Feature Pack, Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and AT930 provide 7 DOF measurement capability, enabling real-time machine control for milling, drilling, grinding, polishing, and other processes in large-scale manufacturing environment. RTFP, built on EtherCAT protocol, adds cyclic data delivery with EtherCAT distributed clock support, several triggering options, and basic command interface, enabling tracker control from non-Windows environments. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Mahr Federal to Feature New MarShaft(TM) SCOPE 250 Plus at Mfg4 2016

February 24, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI – Mahr Federal will feature the MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 plus and MarCator Wireless Digital Indicators at Mfg4, May 3-5, 2016, Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT, Booth #1605. Competitively priced and designed to provide fast, accurate, fully automatic measurement of smaller shafts and turned parts directly on the shop floor, the MarShaft SCOPE 250 plus features a... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Waterproof Digital Calipers feature 3-year battery life.

February 17, 2016

In addition to ergonomic design with lapped guideway surfaces, non-slip thumb support, and display with 11 mm digits for fatigue-free reading, MarCal 16 EWR features guideway locking screw and electronic LOCK function to help prevent operating error. Zero-reference system automatically stores zero position for further measurements. While IP67 construction delivers protection against dust and temporary water immersion, finished plastic components also provide chemical resistance. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Roughness and Contour Measuring System is built for precision.

January 27, 2016

Able to generate surface finish and contour measurements in one pass, MarSurf® UD 130 features measuring speeds to 5 mm/sec, biomimetic probe design, and automatic probe arm recognition. Travel length is 130 mm, Z-axis measuring range is up to 20 mm, and resolution is 2 nm. While interferometric probe system provides technical data, probe movement is registered by photodiodes and evaluated electronically. Different probe tip geometries are available for different measuring tasks. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Distance Sensor offers dual outputs and IO-Link.

January 7, 2016

Designed with FDA-grade stainless steel housing rated to IP67, IP68, or IP69K, Model Q4X is available with dual discrete outputs, which enable sensor to solve challenging high/low fill level monitoring or dancer arm applications. IO-Link allows for remote configuration, sensor backup, and preventative maintenance. With capability to detect height changes as small as 0.5 mm and sense up to 300 mm, Q4X can solve distance-based applications regardless of target surface reflectivity. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

SEL Axion® Becomes First IEEE-certified PMU

December 30, 2015

The SEL-2240 Axion complies with IEEE Synchrophasor Measurement Test Suite Specification requirements and receives the first IEEE phasor measurement unit (PMU) certification in the world. PULLMAN, Wash. — Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL) today announced that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) certified the SEL-2240 Axion as complying with all applicable requirements in... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

GEMCO Adds New Keyence IM-Series Instant Measuring System

December 29, 2015

GEMCO Mfg. Co., Inc. continues our commitment to continually improve our Quality and Production capabilities. With the addition of a Keyence IM-Series Instant Measuring system, what used to take hours can now be accomplished in seconds, without subjective human interpretation. The Keyence IM-6120 has been located centrally to the production floor and Quality Department for use by Quality... Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Dimensional Measurement System is multisensor capable.

December 18, 2015

With 790 x 815 x 250 mm XYZ measurement volume and 300 or 400 mm extended Z axis, SmartScope® Quest 800 accurately measures very large parts or large arrays of smaller fixtured parts. System's 10:1 TeleStar® telecentric zoom lens provides high-level optical performance and accurate video metrology. For stability, optics/sensor head is mounted on stable granite bridge over worktable and moves only in X and Z axes, while worktable itself moves underneath in Y axis. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Dual Zone Radar Sensor detects moving and stationary targets.

December 1, 2015

Featuring narrow 11 x 13° beam pattern, R-GAGE™ Q240 Sensor is suited for monitoring specific area without detecting adjacent objects. Two independent adjustable sensing zones enable sensor to provide far and near proximity warning signs with capability to detect objects over 40 m away. Supplied in IP67-rated housing, Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave sensor operates in temperatures from -40 to 149°F and is suited for outdoor applications, such as port crane collision avoidance. Read More

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

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

Bosch Rexroth to Exhibit Latest CNC and Components for Highly Productive Machine Automation Solutions at FABTECH 2015

November 9, 2015

Bosch Rexroth will be exhibiting at FABTECH 2015 in booth S2324 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL, November 9-12. The booth will showcase a range of drive and control technologies to help manufacturers improve productivity. Highlights include: Scalable CNC solutions with new multi-touch operator panels Electric and hydraulic drives with multi-Ethernet functionality IP65 cabinet-free... 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

Display & Presentation Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Digital Measuring Projector closes quality assurance process gap.

October 22, 2015

With integrated automation during measurement program generation and measurement itself, ZEISS O-SELECT accelerates reproducible 2D measurement completion. This optical measuring system compares existing programs with current workpiece and opens appropriate program. After operator places workpiece in measuring field and launches program, camera captures contours and analyzes and documents characteristics in ZEISS PiWeb quality data management software. Results are ISO-compliant and traceable. Read More

Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Autocam Eliminates Hard Gauging Damage with Non-Contact Measurement

October 19, 2015

Autocam, a manufacturer of precision machine components for the auto industry, specializes in components for emerging fuel system technologies. Because of the critical role that these parts play in transportation safety, inspection and measurement systems are used throughout the production floor, performing in-process quality inspection. Autocam's Precision Components Group, based in... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Springing Forward

October 19, 2015

Midwestern spring manufacturer increases sales after installing an Instant Measurement System from Keyence. Jumping on a trampoline, mowing the lawn, washing a load of laundry—none of these activities would be possible without springs. Luckily for us, Patrick Manufacturing Inc., Elgin, Illinois makes millions of them. Anything from torsion springs that keep agricultural equipment... 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

Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Mahr Federal QUALITY Show 2015 Highlights to Include New MarShaft(TM) SCOPE 250 plus and MarVision QM 300 Video One-Shot Measuring Microscope with Image Processing

October 2, 2015

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mahr Federal will feature the MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 plus, a new addition to their growing family of optical shaft measurement systems, and the MarVision QM 300 video measuring microscope with image processing capability, at The Quality Show, October 27-29, 2015, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL, Booth #1108. Competitively priced and designed to provide fast,... Read More

Fasteners & Hardware, Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments

Laser Measuring Device

September 30, 2015

In 2013 Sun entered into a new market segment, the Dental industry. The products we manufacture for the Dental industry are orthodontic spring clips for a brace bracket. A full set of braces consists of 17 unique clips produced with interchangeable progressive dies. Due to the difficulty in forming the customer specified raw material, the small size of this component, and the tight tolerances,... Read More