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Automated measurement workcell delivers four pillars of automation in one system

September 26, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has introduced the 360º Flexible Measurement Cell. According to the company, this is the first automated measurement workcell to deliver the four pillars of automation—flexibility, footprint, throughput, and performance—seamlessly in one system. The workcell is...

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Quality inspection system introduced

September 20, 2016

Heidenhain has launched the new Quadra-Chek 3000 evaluation electronics system. It is operated via its capacitive touchscreen that is suitable for multitouch and gesturing. The user can adjust the sensitivity for operation while wearing laboratory gloves. The chemically hardened front glass is...

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Borescopes speed up tube and pipe inspection

September 7, 2016

Gradient Lens Corp. has introduced the Hawkeye® V2 articulating video borescope. The portable unit displays high-quality inspection images on portable or desktop video monitors and laptop or desktop computers. Those images can be saved, documented, and emailed. The borescope performs fast visual...

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Length gauges offer accuracy for in-process measurement

August 18, 2016

Heidenhain has introduced the +/- 1-µm accurate Acanto 1217 and 1218 length gauges. When the gauges are paired with the proprietary bidirectional serial interface EnDat 2.2, operators can monitor gauges being used in production and detect failures before they occur. Along with built-in error...

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Ultrasonic tester inspects tube weld zones online during continuous production

August 8, 2016

Designed to test for longitudinally oriented defects typical of the ERW process, Magnetic Analysis Corp.’s Echomac® WLD ultrasonic testing system has new operating conveniences for inspecting tube weld zones online during continuous production. The system typically comprises four channels...

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Touch probe universally replaces touch probes after collisions

July 29, 2016

Heidenhain offers the TS 642, a universal replacement for the touch probes of the TS 6xx series in case of a collision. The original transceiver can remain in the machine, and all the original cables can be used. Styluses also are compatible. After an exchange, the existing taper shank can...

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Noncontact vision probe introduced

July 20, 2016

Renishaw has introduced the RVP vision measurement probe for use with its REVO 5-axis measurement system on coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). The probe increases the system’s multisensory capability by adding noncontact inspection to its existing touch-trigger, high-speed tactile scanning and...

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Optical sensor uses laser light to measure distances

June 30, 2016

Siko GmbH has introduced the LT5000 optical sensor for measuring distances of up to 16.4 ft. It works with a laser light based on time-of-flight technology. The distance is determined by a pulsating laser light emitted from the sensor head and reflected back from the object at the distance...

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Blue-light LED optical scanner delivers fast data capture rate

June 24, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has introduced the Blaze 600M, a new noncontact optical measurement system. The flexible, manually operated scanner provides fast 3-D data acquisition for measurement, inspection, product development, line tuning, and reverse engineering. The scanner is suitable for...

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Scanning probes accept long styli for flexibility

June 21, 2016

Hexagon Mfg. Intelligence has released the HP-S-X1 series of compact probes for 3-D CMM tactile scanning. The line features a new bearing system for improved joint repeatability and accepts longer horizontal styli for greater flexibility. Operators do not need to change modules to address...

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Optical measuring device takes fast 2-D measurements of parts

May 31, 2016

Titan Tool Supply Inc. has introduced the V-CAD 1 optical measuring device. It can take fast measurements of parts up to 3 by 2.5 in. According to the manufacturer, the unit’s high-resolution optical equipment helps ensure distortion-free measurement with excellent depth of field over the...

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Measurement system delivers instant, noncontact 3-D scan of wide area

May 24, 2016

Keyence Corp. has released a new model of its VR-3000 series 3-D measurement system. The machine allows an instant, noncontact 3-D scan of a wide area. It can measure rough surfaces, flatness, warping, and planarity. The user places the sample on the stage and clicks a button for measurement....

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Tablet laser measurement app works with two different hardware configurations

May 23, 2016

The LabMax-Pro mobile app from Coherent Inc. enables operation of the company’s laser power and energy sensors using a tablet computer with an Android® operating system. Its measurement capabilities include instantaneous power reading, pulse shape analysis, beam position, and data logging and...

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Laser measuring unit provides 2.5-µm resolution

May 23, 2016

Prima Power Laserdyne has introduced the OFC2 ABSOLUTE™ precision measuring unit for laser processing that provides 2.5-µm absolute measurement resolution. The unit, which is based on laser distance measurement technology, complements the patented OFC Optical Focus Control supplied on...

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System provides 3-D digitization of industrial components

May 20, 2016

Aicon 3D Systems has introduced PrimeScan, an entry-level system for 3-D digitization of industrial components. It works with the manufacturer’s OptoCat software and uses the same algorithms of point clouds with the same data quality as the StereoScan and SmartScan scanner lines. The base area...

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