Optical Inspection of Cylinder Bore Surfaces
The Hommel-Etamic Toposcan system from Jenoptik can automatically measure the size of porosity and blow holes, stroke reversal radius, laser pocket structures, roughness of bore walls, torn and folded metal and cross-hatch angles.
Measuring Small Components
The Flying Spot SurfaceMeasure 201FS laser sensor from Mitutoyo uses a point scanning method to achieve high reproducibility, best-in-class scanning accuracy and a high data acquisition rate for inspection and reverse engineering of small components.
Never-Before-Possible Roughness Measurement
A MarSurf GD roughness measuring station from Mahr Inc. can do profile and waviness evaluations in addition to surface roughness evaluations on larger parts or a series of smaller parts staged together – all on the same machine.
Factory Robots Hit Record 2.7 Million Globally
New installations have been down in the U.S., Europe, and China, due to slowdowns in automotive and electrical/electronic sectors, and Covid isn’t helping –– nevertheless, the number of industrial robots operating today has never been higher.
CenterLine Receives 2020 National Manufacturing Leadership Award
The company’s robotics simulations draw winning accolades in NAM’s Engineering and Production Technology category.