Measuring Machine inspects shaft dimensions.

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Fully automatic Optoflex(TM) M110 utilizes shadow cast optoelectronic technology, which allows for inspection of wide variety of parts while performing many different types of measurements. It measures parts up to 200 mm diameter with max length of 800 mm and max weight of 80 kg. Machine checks static and dynamic diameters, roundness, stroke and index, and straightness, and performs profile analysis such as measurement of undercut radius.



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Marposs Introduces M110 Optoflex(TM) Optoelectronic Flexible Measuring Machine for Checking Shafts



Chicago, Ill., Sept. 8, 2004 -- Marposs today introduced at IMTS 2004 its new M110 Optoflex(TM) measuring machine for the dimensional inspection of shafts and shaft-like parts. This flexible, fully automatic measuring system utilizes optoelectronic technology, which allows for the inspection of a wide variety of parts while performing many different types of measurements.

The M110 Optoflex is designed for use in the shop floor environment. It can be integrated into a production line for inter-operational or final inspection of parts with the possibility of feedback to the machine tool. Likewise, it can be used as an audit station or for post-process inspection applications.

A characteristic of the new M110 Optoflex is the very high level of flexibility. The use of shadow cast optoelectronic technology-an alternative to the traditional contact and air-to-electronic solutions-allows measurements to be performed without touching the part, providing high speed inspection coupled with high flexibility, so that several part types can be checked without any operator intervention. The M110 Optoflex utilizes infra-red optoelectronic probes (CCD). Its single light blade produces highly accurate and repeatable measurements. An LVDT probe can be incorporated for axial TIR measurements.

Performable checks using the M110 Optoflex gauge include static and dynamic diameters, roundness, stroke and index, straightness, as well as profile analysis such as measurement of an undercut radius.

The M110 Optoflex incorporates a universal reference master that is valid for the complete measuring range, regardless of the dimensions and shape of the parts to be measured.

According to Marposs engineers, the M110 Optoflex is highly reliable and essentially maintenance-free. All that is required is to keep the lens clean. As with all optical systems, parts must be clean and dry before entering the M110 Optoflex gauge. The M110 Optoflex is faster than a manual fixture gauge, and it can eliminate numerous inter-operational gauges.

The M110 Optoflex can measure parts up to 200 mm diameter with a maximum length of 800 mm and maximum weight of 80 kg. The maximum counterweight overall size capacity is 240 mm diameter.

Complete information on the new M110 Optoflex optoelectronic flexible measuring machine is available by contacting Marposs Corporation, 3300 Cross Creek Parkway, Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Toll-free phone 1-888-627-7677. Fax: (248) 370-0621. E-Mail: marposs@us.marposs.com.

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