Inspection Systems & Instruments

Material Handling & Storage, Test & Measuring Instruments

ASM Alternative Energy Wafer Inspection Technology Wins Prestigious Terawatt Diamond Award

June 23, 2016

At the recent SNEC PV Power Expo, ASM Alternative Energy (ASM AE) again confirmed its technology leadership as the company took home another Terawatt Diamond Award.  Winning this year for its SolarWIS LITE solar inspection system, the Terawatt Diamond Award is a distinction that recognizes the top 10 highlights of the SNEC event and is selected by the show organizers.    Last year, ASM AE... Read More

Laboratory and Research Supplies & Equipment, Machinery & Machining Tools, Material Handling & Storage, Materials & Material Processing, Test & Measuring Instruments

Gleason to Demonstrate New Solutions for Advanced Gear Production at IMTS 2016

June 23, 2016

Rochester, New York, USA Gleason will demonstrate brand new solutions in advanced gear manufacturing technology on Booth #N-7000 at IMTS 2016, covering a wide array of processes for the complete production and inspection of all types of bevel and cylindrical gears. Among the technologies to be exhibited are: Genesis® 260GX – New Threaded Wheel Grinding Powerhouse The 200/260GX... Read More

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

Low-Dose Radiography System enhances veterinary industry.

June 23, 2016

Using flat-panel detector, ImageVue&trade; DR50 enables low-dose radiation image capture in real-time at point of care without sacrificing diagnostic image clarity. Reduction in radiation promotes health and well-being of pets and veterinary professionals, while imaging capabilities enhance visualization of dense anatomy and fine anatomical structures. Capturing digital image in <8 sec, this radiography system can be combined with cloud-based IDEXX Web PACS software for remote access to images. Read More

Chemical Processing & Waste Management, Machinery & Machining Tools, Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments

FEI Launches Three New Tools for Next-Generation Semiconductor Manufacturing

June 20, 2016

New solutions are designed to address the challenges of 7nm technology node metrology and defect/failure analysis.  Hillsboro, Ore. - FEI (NASDAQ: FEIC) announced today the release of three new tools for process control and defect/failure analysis in advanced semiconductor manufacturing. Two of the tools are specifically targeted at the 7nm node, and all are designed to allow manufacturers... Read More

Services, Test & Measuring Instruments

Nordson DAGE Will Show the New Quadra(TM) 7 X-ray Inspection System for the First Time at SEMICON West

June 20, 2016

The future of  X-ray image resolution, reliability and performance Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK — Nordson DAGE, a division of Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ: NDSN), will exhibit in Booth #5844 at SEMICON West, scheduled to take place July 12-14, 2016 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The leader in X-ray inspection for electronics, Nordson DAGE will show its 4th generation,... 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

Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments

Robot-Guided System detects defects on shiny surfaces.

June 3, 2016

Offering alternative to manual inspection, reflectCONTROL Automation provides high-speed, automatic surface inspection of shiny/painted parts with complex geometries. System projects striped pattern onto measurement object. Defects cause deviations from striped pattern which are recorded by cameras and evaluated by software. Deflectometry sensor, which consists of monitor for striped pattern projection and up to 2 cameras, is guided over measurement object by robot for reliable 3D inspection. Read More

Software, Test & Measuring Instruments

NDT System assesses pipeline integrity. .

May 31, 2016

With Pipecheck&trade; v3.3, NDT service companies and pipeline operators can quickly detect and characterize both internal and external pipe defects to determine level of integrity and remaining service life. Offering traceable results, system provides dent size calculations, feature for corrosion classifications, automatic anomaly vs cluster classifications, and advanced strain calculations, according to ASME B31.8, along pipe as well as visualization tools for strain-based assessments. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Inspection Camera includes zoom and articulating head.

May 27, 2016

Offering 2-way articulation, pole-mounted INSPEKTOR Zoom Camera can inspect hard-to-access areas. Length of telescopic pole ranges from 4 ft in collapsed state to 10.9 ft when fully extended. Device head is equipped with 24 bright white LED lights which illuminate inspection area. With 10x optical zoom, inspection range can run from 1&ndash;200 ft in good light and from 1&ndash;100 ft in complete darkness. Image is visualized on 5.6 in. display with built-in DVR offering 640 x 480 pixel resolution. Read More

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

Key Technology Showcases Next-Generation VERYX(TM) Digital Sorters at INC World Nut and Dried Fruit Congress

May 23, 2016

Key Technology is showcasing its next-generation VERYX™ digital sorters at INC World Nut  Dried Fruit Congress. With highly innovative industry-first advancements such as multi-sensor Pixel Fusion™ and the highest resolution 4-channel cameras and laser sensors available on a digital sorter, VERYX reliably identifies sub-millimeter-size FM and defects. It offers an unprecedented ability to... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Test & Measuring Instruments

Underwater Laser Scanner Used for 3D Measurements of Steam Dryer

May 23, 2016

Renton, WA – A Newton Labs’ NM200UW Underwater Laser scanner captured precision as-built dimensions at a Midwest Nuclear Facility during a recent spring outage. A team of engineers, supported by Newton Labs, performed 3D laser scanning on the four vessel support brackets and the four associated steam dryer seismic blocks. “Newton is proud to have played such a critical role in this... Read More

Services, Software, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Dimensional Inspection Services Provider Q-PLUS Labs, Inc. to Exhibit at 2016 Space Tech Expo

May 23, 2016

Irvine, CA – Q-PLUS Labs Inc., a premier full service dimensional measurement and inspection laboratory and distributor of measuring and inspection equipment systems and accessories, announces it will be an exhibitor at SpaceTechExpo in Pasadena, CA. The show’s exhibition hall will have exhibits “covering satellite systems, launch vehicle and spacecraft design, engineering, testing, and... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

ASC International to Exhibit 3D SPI/AOI at SMTA Michigan

May 18, 2016

MEDINA, MINNESOTA - ASC International, a leading manufacturer of 3-D solder paste inspection (SPI) and automated optical inspection (AOI) systems, today announced that it will exhibit at the SMTA Michigan Expo Tech Forum, scheduled to take place Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Laurel Manor. ASC International will offer live demonstrations of the VisionPro M500 during the expo. Designed with... 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.<br /> Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Test & Measuring Instruments

Gearing Up for Quality at Forest City

May 12, 2016

Keyence IM Series Instant Measurement system saves time and eliminates errors for this Illinois gear manufacturer. Quality inspector, Amy Sovina, says she's not a big fan of turning the knobs on an optical comparator. Not only is it time consuming and tedious, but measurement results are often subjective as well. So when she learned that her employer, Forest City Gear, was purchasing an IM... Read More

Machinery & Machining Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Surface Profiling Sensor uses interferometric technology.

May 10, 2016

Used for surface contour measurement, TeleStar® Probe scans up to 500 data points/sec with 1.0 micron accuracy and 0.1 micron repeatability. This self-contained, off-axis, partial coherence interferometric range sensor, offering measured point resolution in sub-micron (< 0.1 micron) range, has 25 mm constant working distance and is compatible with specular and light-scattering diffuse surfaces. Return angle allows measurement deep inside bores and blind holes. Read More

Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Test & Measuring Instruments

Stable Measurement of Polished Targets Now Possible for ENR PWT

May 9, 2016

Photowatt, a pioneer in the solar-energy industry since 1979, uses Keyence's LK-G displacement sensor for high-precision detection of wafer thicknesses. In March 2012 the company was acquired by French utility EDF, via its EDF ENR subsidiary, now known as EDF ENR PWT.A wafer is a thin slice of semiconductor material, such as silicon, which generally measures between 200 and 300 microns in... Read More

Optics & Photonics, Robotics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Microscan Slated to Release Single Smart Camera Platform for Barcode Reading and Machine Vision Summer 2016

May 5, 2016

RENTON, WA – Microscan, a global manufacturer and pioneer of miniature devices for barcode reading and machine vision inspection, announces that it will release an all new smart camera platform this summer. These devices will redefine industrial imaging as the foundation for automated quality control and guidance tasks based on visual data and offer machine vision and barcode reading on a... Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments

Wafer Inspection Systems support warped wafer scanning.

May 5, 2016

C-SAM® systems are available with Quantitative Dynamic Z&trade; (Q-DZ) surface tracking feature, which allows for scanning of warped silicon wafers. All devices are imaged at depth of interest, all internal features remain in focus and within gate, and all rejects are identified without any false rejects due to warpage. Additionally, Q-DZ outputs contour coefficients/parameters, such as encapsulant cure rates and internal stresses, that can be used to monitor processes in manufacturing. Read More

Optics & Photonics, Test & Measuring Instruments, Vision Systems

Mahr Federal to Feature MarVision MM 320 and MarVision QM 300 Video Measuring Microscopes with Image Processing at MD&M EAST 2016

May 2, 2016

Also on display will be the MarShaft™ SCOPE 250 plus flexible optical system for shop floor measurement PROVIDENCE, RI – Mahr Federal will feature the MarVision MM 320 and the MarVision QM 300 video measuring microscopes with image processing capability at MDM EAST, June 14-16, 2016, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, Booth #2121. Designed for the measurement and/or... Read More