Intelligent processes are a critical element in the Smart Factory that uses the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing and data mobility provide unparalleled opportunities to improve productivity and capability. This includes interconnectivity between systems for easy access to automation for effective measurement and feedback that can deliver process control throughout all of the stages of manufacturing. Automated measurement and inspection help optimize processes that monitor not only the condition of parts, but also the performance of machines, process trends, interventions and environmental effects. Here are some of the latest advances in automated measurement and inspection:
Automatically Optimize On-Machine Measurement Cycles
Inspection Plus with SupaTouch from Renishaw uses intelligent in-cycle decision making to implement either a one or two-touch probing strategy for each measurement routine, eliminating the need for manual optimization of on-machine positioning feedrates, measurement feedrates and strategies.
Robotic Inspection Made Easy
Metrolog X4 I-Robot version v7 from Metrologic controls both the measuring device and the robot directly, eliminating the need for several software packages and a complex integration to control a robotic cell.
Automated, Repeatable Measurement of the Part Being Made
Integrated Verisurf 2017 measurement software from Verisurf Software supports and drives the portable zCAT direct computer control coordinate measuring machine from Fowler.
CAD-Based Metrology Software for Automatic Path Generation
QVI ZONE3 from Optical Gaging Products is next-generation metrology software that offers full 3D CAD-based programming in a multi-sensor measurement environment.
New Five-Year Warranty for VIKING™ Auto-Darkening Welding Helmet Portfolio
Lincoln Electric’s new five-year standard warranty leads the industry for peace-of-mind.
New Catalog Features New Products, Standards and Information to Solve Manufacturing Problems
EXAIR’s new Catalog 35 provides detailed tables and descriptions on each product, and highlights EXAIR’s newest additions, such as the Ultrasonic Leak Detector.