Wireless Gauge Interface offers plug and play operation.

Press Release Summary:

Without requiring any tools, i-Wave allows plug-and-play changeover of mechanical gauge heads. StarLock locking device allows connection of new/existing gauges to wireless gauging. Able to work in severe shop floor conditions, wireless handle accommodates any mechanical gauge head featuring standard M10, M6, or M3,5 thread. Unit is protected against coolants and dust, and alkaline C batteries allow over 220 hr continuous operation, extendable via programmable auto-shutdown feature.

Original Press Release:

Marposs i-Wave Wireless Interface for Mechanical Gauge Heads to be Introduced at IMTS-2010

Auburn Hills, MI - Marposs Corp. will introduce the i-Wave, its newest wireless device in the M1 Star bore gauge product line, in booth # E-5521 at IMTS, Sept. 13-18, 2010, in Chicago. The i-Wave wireless handle allows quick and easy "plug-and-play" changeover of a variety of mechanical gauge heads without any tools. The handle features the innovative StarLock locking device, a mechanical interface that allows connecting new & existing gauges to the world of wireless gauging.

The i-Wave handle with StarLock can accommodate any mechanical gauge head featuring standard M10, M6 or M3,5 thread (M12,5 is available, as well as any other size upon request). These include:
  • Marposs M1Star MBG bore plugs, as well as competitors' bore plugs with the same thread standards
  • Marposs M3Star snap heads and rings
  • Depth gauges
  • Sweep Gauges
  • Gauges for chamfers, spot-facings, countersinks

    The i-Wave wireless interface unit has been specifically developed to work in the most severe shop floor conditions. Its rugged design guarantees a very high level of protection against coolants and dust. Standard alkaline "C" batteries allow over 220 continuous hours working time. Battery life can be further increased by using the programmable auto-shutdown feature, extending use by several months in normal operating conditions. A contactless, inductive recharging system is available that immediately recharges after each use or work session, therefore eliminating the need to disconnect the power pack or plug something in to energize the battery.

    By simply pushing the button on the I-Wave handle, the device communicates in real time with the electronic display, showing the acquired value. The measuring value is transmitted to the electronic unit via Bluetooth® wireless technology, safely and reliably to a maximum 10m distance. The same button is also used to accomplish simple step functions or the control of more advanced cycles and guided sequences.

    The i-Wave communicates wirelessly to all Bluetooth enabled Marposs electronic displays and measurement units, such as Merlin and E9066 gauge computers and the E4N Wave electronic column. Communication software developed by Marposs is also available to allow connection of the i-Wave unit to commercial computers.

    Also new from Marposs at IMTS will be the new Mida WRS touch probing system, which has a 2.4 GHz applied radio transmission frequency band and can be universally applied on machine tool applications in most parts of the world; the new Protomar 300 in-process absolute gauge for grinders that eliminates the need for a dedicated setup master for each part or diameter ground; and the new Gage Pod data acquisition system for use on applications from simple manual gauging to fully automatic measurement and inspection systems.

    Contact Marposs Corp. for more information on the new i-Wave wireless interface device for mechanical gauge heads by toll-free telephone at 1-888-627-7677, by e-mail to marposs@us.marposs.com or by visiting the company's website at www.marposs.com

    The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG Inc. and any use of such marks by Marposs is under license.
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