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.
When print tolerances use geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to clearly communicate functional requirements – such as how a hole’s position can vary and still allow for assembly – the tolerances can be made as large as possible without impacting part function.
The advanced software in these new shop floor inspection systems integrates geometric dimensioning and tolerancing parameters into the measurement process to improve the assessment of functional precision in the parts being measured.
The XM Series handheld probe coordinate measuring machine from Keyence easily installed in any environment to perform intuitive 3D measurements with high accuracy using advanced optics, image processing and structural design.
The programmable CMM Master automated shop floor inspection system from Verisurf combines a complete coordinate measurement CAD system with 3D surface modeling, traditional 2D drafting and 3D model associative GD&T with the Equator comparative gauge.