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Test & Measuring Instruments

DUDEK and BOCK: Instant Measurement Systems

October 7, 2016

More than Quality Inspection bottlenecks jeopardize on-time delivery and hurt the company's bottom-line, so how did Dudek and Bock Spring Manufacturing Company instantly solve their inspection problems?A visit from a key customer's engineering group is something that many in the contract manufacturing world dread; in some cases, however, that visit reaps great rewards for supplier and... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

LIDAR with HSI Technology streamlines measurement workflows.

September 15, 2016

FARO VectorRI Imaging Laser Radar utilizes LIDAR HSI (High Speed Imaging) technology, which combines ultra-high speed 3D scanning and ranging with high-resolution 3D imaging and projection, to deliver continuous stream of surface data. While speed is enabled via use galvo-mirror beam steering, 3D imaging capabilities provide qualitative and quantitative inspection data. High-resolution scanning, capable of composing image of 400 million pixels, provides high-resolution zoom capabilities. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Coordinate Measuring Machines utilize white light sensors.

August 9, 2016

With ZEISS DotScan Chromatic White Light Sensors mounted on articulating RDS measurement head, ZEISS ACCURA multi-sensor CMMs can scan complex parts from all sides in one measuring run. Systems can perform dimensional measurement of freeform surfaces on sensitive, soft, or low-contrast materials. Available in measuring ranges of 10, 3, and 1 mm with max measuring angle of ±30°, sensors can be automatically exchanged with other ZEISS contact or optical sensors during CNC run. Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments

Mahr Federal to Highlight MarShaft(TM) Scope 250 Plus, New MarShaft Scope 600 Plus 3D, and MarGear GMX 400 at IMTS 2016

June 21, 2016

-- Also Custom Gage Capabilities of Mahr Federal's MarSolutions Engineered Metrology Team PROVIDENCE, RI – Mahr Federal will feature the MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 plus, the new MarShaft Scope 600 plus 3D, and the MarGear GMX 400 at IMTS 2016, September 12-17, 2016, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, Booth #E-5614. Also on display will be several custom gaging solutions developed by the... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing, Test & Measuring Instruments

KAPP NILES Demonstrates Mass Production Gear Grinding Solution, and Unveils a New Metrology Machine at the IMTS

June 21, 2016

Featured at the KAPP NILES booth are the KX 100 DYNAMIC, which turns convention on its head with the first ever “pick-up” work spindle, and the exciting presentation of measuring solutions by Penta Gear Metrology. BOULDER, Colo., (JUNE 14, 2016) - Kapp Niles will feature three machines in booth N-7036 at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) September 12 – 17 in... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Underwater/Air Laser Scanners optimize camera inspections.

June 6, 2016

Designed to attach to camera, Nuclear NM800DA and Non-Nuclear M800DA Distance and Angle Laser Systems accurately measure position relative to target, displaying distance, pitch, and yaw. With demonstrated accuracy of 0.005 in. or better, scanners enable plant operators to consistently capture precise as-built measurements that are critical to successful design of modification and replacement hardware for reactor internals, without need for custom measurement tooling. Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Materials & Material Processing, Test & Measuring Instruments

Stahli Lapping Technologies Advances Productivity through Use of Single Side in-process Measurement

May 26, 2016

The Stahli FH-602 series is advancing the manufacturing industry with a fully automated single side in-process measurement system. This machine series allows customers to efficiently and effectively perform quality measurements in one single process minimizing out of machine quality checks and reducing changeover time. The FH-602 also promotes energy efficiency by allowing for a continuous... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments

2D Optical Measuring Device provides results in seconds.

May 23, 2016

Utilizing ultra-high resolution camera with precision telecentric lenses, V-CAD 1 provides precise measurements of parts up to 76 x 63 mm in size. Device ensures distortion-free measurement with optimized depth of field over entire calibrated measuring range. Two-dimensional measurements are fully displayed in one window image. With software tool, V-CAD 1 can measure several identical and different parts in single operation. Parts are placed on glass plate without need for manual alignment. Read More

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

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

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