Measurement & Inspection

Manual and automated analog and digital gages, instruments, scales, tests and other devices, integrated systems and techniques used to report, record, and manage the data of precise physical dimensions, weight, temperature, pressure, current, voltage or other process value being generated from the forming, fabricating, welding or cutting of material.      

Are You Ready for the Industrial Internet of Things?

Is your shop still stuck reacting to customer problems that have already happened? The power of smart manufacturing can make you more competitive by unleashing actionable CMM measurement data that alerts you and your customer at the same time that something has happened – so that you can respond proactively.
Experts
Ballbar Systems

Learning New Tricks with Ballbar Analysis

Advanced ballbar testing enables this semiconductor component supplier to achieve better-than-new machine tool accuracy and extend machine life for unconventional silicon processing.
Bore Gages

Cutting Through Surface Noise: Easy Cylinder Head Inspection

This high-intensity, multidirectional lighting camera technology makes easy imaging of challenging part features on machined heads to provide a clear advantage for this automotive supplier.
Coordinate Measuring Machines

How to Minimize the Dynamic Error of CMM

The COORD3 Universal CMM from Perceptron uses the latest REVO-2 5-axis measuring system to minimize CMM dynamic error by managing all part feature scanning motion within the REVO-2 head.
Laser Scanners

One Step Closer to the Factory of the Future

As the Factory of the Future learns how to manufacture parts as seamlessly as possible, portable metrology is making major inroads for machine control in large robots used for assembly operations that previously involved very expensive fixed tooling, multiple operators, and many days to accomplish these tasks. 
Non-Destructive Testing

Emerging Trends in Nondestructive Testing

This review of some new products shows how advanced technologies are bringing flexibility and a wider range of applications to NDT inspection booths, pre-inspections and screening applications used in shops.
Other Gages and Gaging Equipment

Exploring Part Deviation with Surface Plate Measurement

The Millimar C1200 from Mahr Federal is a low-cost, easy-to-view and easy-to-use Digital IC Amplifier with a new high resolution, high color contrast display that provides clear and very responsive analog readings with selectable scales.
Software

All-Touch CMM Software

This touch technology introduces smart phone productivity into the operation of coordinate measuring machines, portable arms and laser trackers.
Surface Roughness/Finish

Prerequisites for High Surface Quality

The flawless surfaces required in mold making demand large cutting volumes during the roughing sequence, but a perfectly finished surface at the end. This analysis from Heidenhain examines how, along with high quality machine tool mechanics and control performance, the optimal milling result necessary to do this depends heavily on the measuring technology.
Measurement & Inspection: Products

Automated Thickness Measurement of Semiconductor Wafers

ACU-THIK can help diagnose and control the distance through a wafer between corresponding X/Y points on a front and back surface. Thickness is calculated to resolution and repeatability of .00025 mm/.00001 in. It also diagnoses and controls the deviation of the center point of the median surface of a free, unclamped wafer from the median surface reference plane established by three or more points at equidistant locations on the wafer.
ACU-THIK from Acu-Gage is an automated thickness measurement tool incorporating dual contact probes for high accuracy inspection of semiconductor wafer diameters of 100 mm to 400 mm and beyond.

Next Generation Tool Presetters

Booth S-9153: The Elbo Controlli E46L tool presetter from Koma Precision is equipped with an advanced camera system to measure and inspect tools quickly and easily. It features an increased measuring range up to 600 mm on the Z-axis, a 22 in HD touchscreen display, along with optical autofocus and new electronic control.
Elbo Controlli E46L and E46L TW tool presetters from Koma Precision eliminate adaptor errors and automatically identify the spindle holder after each replacement, eliminating operator error.

New Gage for Micro Tool Inspection

Booth W-2453: The PG1000-400S-4K inspection gage from Euro-Tech offers higher accuracy inspections of micro tools through true 4K inspection capability, magnification to 400X and X-micron linear scales. It uses REACTION software for cutting tool inspection that makes both scale and edge detection inspections possible in real time. Make, save and recall inspection scenes for new tool inspections of a tool image by using scales, screen, edge detection, comparisons or .dxf file overlays in multiple colors. (first view)
The PG1000-400S-4K inspection gage from Euro-Tech offers higher accuracy inspections through true 4K inspection capability, magnification to 400X and X-micron linear scales that are ideal for micro tool inspection.