Laser encoders from Renishaw deliver part-per-million accuracy during week-long machining cycles on 40 meter long composite wing skins being built by Flow Corporation.
Air gaging technology has its roots back over 70 years and is today a viable and highly reliable method for many applications in industries where a high volume of parts is produced or where the precision of hard-to-access dimensions makes other measuring techniques impossible.
To help verify machine tool accuracy in closed-loop motion control systems, direct load monitoring using secondary feedback encoders eliminates common sources of position error — mechanical backlash, non-linearity, and hysteresis — and saves money along the way.
Hexagon Metrology's workshop will focus on measurement solutions for common aerospace challenges.
A process-controlled hard turning cell in this Texas machine shop deploys programmable gages for measuring and sorting mud-motor bearings – and the cell pays for itself in 18 days.
CNC verification and simulation software developer CGTech and ZOLLER, a presetting and measuring machine manufacturer, announce a newly developed tooling management interface that increases overall machining effectiveness by reducing the operating costs in tool presetting, simulation and prove-out.
The MPX Series of motorized pendulum impact testers from Instron are essential for metals impact testing to Charpy and Izod standards.
HM-200® Series Micro Vickers Hardness Testing Machines from Mitutoyo America incorporate the latest optical systems for measuring indentation dimensions together with an electromagnetic test-force loading device – just two of many productivity-enhancing technologies designed into these machines.
The Sumner Center Punch from Sumner Manufacturing includes a digital inclinometer gage set on an angled base, ideal for measuring angles on pipe.