Press Release Summary:
Suited for electronic or air gaging applications, Accusetter II measures ID and OD, width, length, height, thickness, TIR, parallelism, roundness, tapers, and max and min peaks. Up to 4 checks can be measured in electronic gaging applications and 2 with air gaging. Tri-color LED displays measurements in absolute size or as deviation from nominal. Using RS-232C port, data can be downloaded to peripheral equipment for remote storage or further analysis.
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Versatile Column Amplifier Available With Auto-Air Energy-Saver
(Farmington, CT - May 2004) The "Accusetter II" is the next generation of Edmunds Gages' widely used Accusetter column amplifier series. It is suitable for either electronic or air gaging applications on the shop floor for measuring inside and outside diameters, width, length, height, thickness, T.I.R., parallelism, roundness, tapers, and maximum or minimum peaks. Up to four checks can be measured in electronic gaging applications and two with air gaging. The new optional Auto-Air package, offers users dramatic energy savings with less compressed air consumption with everyday use.
Measurements can be displayed in absolute size or as a deviation from nominal. The Accusetter II's tri-color L.E.D. display provides the ability for users to glance quickly and clearly see good, oversize, or undersize conditions. Via the RS-232C serial port, customers may download gaging data to peripheral computer equipment, such as laptops, printers, or hand-held PDAs, for remote storage capacity or further statistical analysis.
With Accusetter II, virtually all operations are controlled by a single button. Users simply select the appropriate category from the 6 "hot keys," rotate the button to view the selections, and push the button to select. An easy-to-read display prompts users step-by-step through the setup and gaging functions. With eight selectable, full-scale values on the Accusetter II, operators can measure a wide variety of parts with varying tolerance ranges on the one readout device. These scales, in both inch and metric, span most every tolerance range by today's manufacturing standards.
Additional helpful software features include Auto Recognition - the unit can identify which gage is being used in the multiple fixture program without manual intervention. An example would be when two gages are connected to the Accusetter II, the system will automatically display the correct gage being used, eliminating the need for operator involvement. The system performs the same way during the calibration procedure. The Auto Reset feature allows a programmable time delay after the tooling is inserted into or around the part before the display is updated with the next measurement.
More about Auto-Air
With rising utility costs, many manufacturers are seeking ways to cut energy consumption, which includes the use of compressed air. To conserve this particular glutton of energy use, Edmunds Gages has developed Auto-Air, an automatic air valve that switches on and off during non-gaging time.
For more information, contact Edmunds Gages, (860) 677-2813, www.edmundsgages.com.