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Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Highly Simplified Programming of a Vision System

February 2, 2015

Johnson Johnson's Health and Beauty site in Szanne, France, quickly set up a detection system that reliability problems. The site employs 220 people and manufactures tampons, nursing pads and adhesive bandages. Johnson and Johnson wanted a way to count the number of tampons placed in each box on one of the Szanne site's packing lines. The tampons are loaded and fed into a hopper that...Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Magellan Vision System

September 20, 2013

Made in the USA and offering both live-graphical-part and live-image views, the Magellan Vision System is available in two measuring ranges; Range 8" x 6" x 6" and Range 12" x 8" x 6". The Magellan Vision System also features Multi-Point Video Edge Detection for fast and accurate non-contact measurements. FEATURES • Bench Top Granite Machine Base • Precision Mono-Rail Bearing Measuring...Read More

Health, Medical and Dental Supplies & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Lumetrics, Inc. Begins Shipments on New Wavefront Systems

December 17, 2012

Rochester, NY- Lumetrics, Inc., a leading manufacturer of measurement technology began shipment of the first four of its CLAS wavefront aberrometer products. Lumetrics acquired this patented technology from Abbott in June of 2012. These products formerly had been sold under the WaveFront Sciences name. Lumetrics has spent the past six months integrating the WaveFront products into their...Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Renishaw Announces Additional Exhibits at MACH 2012

April 3, 2012

14 March 2012 - Ranihaw, the global engineering technologies company, is announcing further products to be shown at MACH 2012, that will help improve machine efficiency, increase throughput and reduce process waste. At the UK's leading manufacturing technologies exhibition, that takes place in Birmingham, UK, from 16th to 20th April 2012, in addition to new gauging and additive manufacturing...Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Renishaw Supports New US HTEC Centre with Performance Testing Tool

February 2, 2011

Haas, one of the world's leading machine tool manufacturers, has boosted its Haas Technical Education Centre (HTEC) programme in the USA, with the opening of a dedicated HTEC teacher training centre at Vincennes University (VU), Indiana. To support the new facility, Renishaw, a long-term HTEC industrial partner, has donated a QC20-W wireless ballbar, which will be used to help train users of the...Read More

Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

Renishaw IMTS Exhibit Addresses Industry's Process Control Imperative with End-to-End Solutions

August 26, 2010

Renishaw addresses industry's lean imperative for comprehensive process control with an IMTS exhibit that demonstrates the effectiveness of an end-to-end solution, highlighting new technologies for pre-process machine calibration, to post-process measurement, online or offline. New pre-process calibration tools include the QC20-W wireless ballbar, as well as Renishaw's latest advancement in fast...Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Ballbar offers volumetric testing capability.

May 28, 2010

Featuring linear sensor and Bluetooth® wireless technology, Model QC20-W allows for testing in closed-door manufacturing, where access for wiring can raise safety and procedural issues. Unit provides testing in 3 orthogonal planes through single reference point. It can diagnose and quantify machine positioning errors, including servo mismatch, stick-slip errors, backlash, repeatability, scale mismatch, and machine geometry, as well as provide overall circularity error value. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless QC20-W Ballbar Loses Cable and Gains Support

March 4, 2010

NC Service, a Swedish machine tool calibration and maintenance company, who work with key CNC machine users, was one of the first users worldwide to take delivery of Renishaw's QC20-W ballbar. The new design eliminates issues with the previous QC10 when used on large machines or where its data cable had to be fed through machine guarding. Peter Jnsson, Managing Director of NC Service,...Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Wireless Ballbar has volumetric testing capability.

January 20, 2010

Used for assessment of machine tool positioning and servo control performance, QC20-W features linear sensor and Bluetooth® wireless technology that allow for testing even in closed door manufacturing. Functionality allows testing in 3 orthogonal planes through one reference point, while single hardware setup accelerates testing and ability to produce representative volumetric measurement of positioning accuracy. CNC circular program and software are included. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Telescopic Ballbar offers volumetric testing capability.

October 19, 2009

Featuring linear sensor and Bluetooth® wireless technology, QC20-W Ballbar assesses machine tool positioning and servo control performance. Unit allows testing of 3 orthogonal planes through single reference point. CNC circular program and Ballbar20 software diagnose and quantify machine positioning errors including servo mismatch, stick-slip errors, backlash, repeatability, scale mismatch, and machine geometry, as well as give overall circularity error value. Read More

Automatic ID, Software, Test & Measuring Instruments, Textile Industry Products, Vision Systems

Cognex Offers New Vision Tools for Solar Cell Inspection

September 8, 2009

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) has further expanded its range of inspection solutions for solar cell manufacturing processes. The new VisionPro Solar Toolbox includes pre-configured software tools for the most common vision alignment and inspection applications in photovoltaic (PV) solar production. With the addition of the Solar Toolbox, users have the option of working either with the basic...Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

Crystallization Plate has low-profile design.

August 4, 2009

Constructed from optically clear, UV-transmissible, chemically resistant plastic, CrystalMation(TM) Intelli-Plate(TM) 96-3 is built to SBS standard dimensions. There are 8 vertical reservoirs versus 12 horizontal reservoirs and 3 identical well locations for sample per reservoir. Each identical well has round bottom to facilitate crystal harvesting, each drop well can hold up to 1 µl of sample, and flat-bottomed reagent reservoir can hold up to 100 µl of reagent. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments

Video Measuring Machine can be reconfigured at any time.

September 9, 2008

With measurement range of 200 x 100 x 150 mm, TESAVISIO 200 non-contact video measuring machine is suited for smaller parts, shop floor measurement, and inspection applications in medical, stamping, aerospace, and plastics. It includes computer and 19 in. monitor, 752 x 582 pixels resolution color CCD camera, 0.05 µm resolution linear encoders which are mounted on each axis, fixed lens options, as well as manual zoom index that can be set to different zoom positions. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Dilatometer features multifunctional capabilities.

July 18, 2006

Suited for high-throughput thermal expansion (CTE) measurements, modular dilatometer enables multiple furnaces to test various materials over -150 to +1,200°C range. Up to 4 independent samples can be tested simultaneously with unattended operation. In addition to cryogenic and high-temperature furnaces, product is available to test plate-type samples of low thermal conductivity. Direct contact with heating/cooling surface minimizes thermal lag during temperature ramping. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Vision Systems measure multi-level features simultaneously.

October 25, 2005

Offering XY travels of 200 x 170 mm and 300 x 170 mm, respectively, QUICK IMAGE® Series QI-2017RL and QI-3017RL employ bilateral telecentric lens train capable of focusing on multiple surface levels at same time. With 32 x 24 mm field of view, systems can completely capture images of workpieces with varying thickness and levels in one view. Mega-pixel CCD color cameras capture elevations and contours with accuracy for viewing, inspection, or analysis on PC. Read More

Communication Systems & Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Measuring Systems perform non-contact item measurement.

May 11, 2005

Quick Vision Apex® Series CNC video measuring systems are equipped with black and white or color cameras and offer illumination options of programmable ring lights with halogen ring-fiber or white/RGB LED. With 0.1 µm resolution, models are available with measuring ranges from 200 x 200 x 200 mm to 600 x 650 x 250 mm. Along with QVPAK® software, machines incorporate pattern focusing function and programmable power turret tube lens or programmable power zoom lens. Read More

Materials & Material Processing, Mounting & Attaching Products, Test & Measuring Instruments

Angle Plates suit air cylinders, actuators, and motors.

December 7, 2004

Offered in sizes from 3-18 in. Angle Plates combine iron, steel, 304 stainless steel, or aluminum casting with straightness and perpendicularity within 0.003 in. over 6 in. run to guarantee precise fit with no gaps between machinery and plate. Faces and edges are machined flat, square, and parallel. Plates are available with standard pre-drilled mounting hole patterns as well as without holes to allow customer to drill plates in-house. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Vision/Ultrasonic Probe System measures micro holes.

September 17, 2004

Available in 2 sizes, UMAP (Ultrasonic Micro and Accurate Probe) system combines vision-measuring instrument with 20 mm dia, ultrasonically activated probe. Vision system positions probe for insertion into holes or other miniature features and takes measurement data according to wave-form changes when contact is made. Probe tip, made of carbide/glass, is 2 mm long, and system has 12 x 8 x 8 in. measuring range with 1.4 micron accuracy. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

CNC Vision Measuring System offers extreme rigidity.

September 17, 2004

With measurement range of 350 x 350 x 150 mm, non-contact, Ultra Quick Vision Series features fixed bridge structure with independent X-axis and Y-axis drives. Crystallized glass scale offers resolution of 0.01 µm and linear expansion coefficient of 0.08x10-6/K. Four-quadrant programmable ring light features independently controlled light intensity. QVPAK® software provides 3D data processing and support of touch-probe measurement with video/TP calibration. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

CNC Vision Measuring Systems inspect flat panel displays.

September 17, 2004

Quick Vision Accel® 1212/1517/2021 Series features laser focusing to support large variations in height of items measured. Illumination systems include programmable ring lights with choice of halogen ring-fiber or white or RGB LED. QVPAK software includes 3-D data processing and support of touch-probe measurement with video/TP calibration. Systems can be integrated into automated assembly procedures for inspection of plasma and LCD display, photo masks, and screen masks. Read More