Optical Measurement Equipment
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Powered by deep learning software, the Cognex In-Sight D900 expands what can be measured in factory automation. The all-in-one device automates in-line inspections for industries ranging from automotive, consumer electronics, and consumer products to packaging, food and beverage, medical devices, and logistics.
Featuring a reinforced shank that helps resist breakage, 3X Power blades from L.S. Starrett cut metal and other materials more efficiently. A version with heat-treated teeth set at a super-aggressive pitch cuts fast in applications such as demolition and emergency vehicle extrication.
L.S. Starrett’s 16 hardness-testing solutions include seven Rockwell systems, eight Vickers systems, and one Brinell system. Suitable for internal and external testing via dolphin nose design, the No. 3823 and No. 3824 test carbon steel, alloy steel, cast iron, and nonferrous metals per 30 Rockwell hardness scales.
Mitutoyo America Corp.’s QM-Height Series measures height, height difference (step), inside/outside widths, inside/outside diameters, circle pitch, and free-form surface max/min heights to ±(2.4+2.1L/600) μm. Simple-to-use control panel enables most measurements to be made with one keystroke.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s R12 is a 12-megapixel version of the company’s AICON SmartScan white light scanner. The higher-resolution camera increases the accuracy of a system known for versatility and portability.
The multisensor MiSCAN Vision System is a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) with a microscopic-level scanning probe. The compact MiSTAR 555 is a space-saving in-line or near-line CNC CMM designed for high-speed, high-accuracy measurements with assurance from 10° C to 40° C.
Hexagon’s Leitz Reference BX coordinate measuring machine (CMM) accelerates blade and glass measurement up to 50%, addressing long-standing challenges faced by aAerospace and consumer electronics manufacturers. Multisensor 3D OPTIV M CMM gives manufacturers of small and medium precision parts greater configuration flexibility.
Nominated in the Safety & Security category, the MKS continuous zoom lens is designed for applications in complete darkness over long distances.
David Allen has been tapped to lead the high-end metrology businesses for the Athol, Mass., manufacturer.
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.
An XVC-1000/1100 or XVC-1000e/1100e camera from Xiris can be positioned on the leading or trailing edge of the weld, lined up straight with the groove edges, with free adjustment of the vertical angle.
ABB Robotics provides 2.5D or 6D optical seam tracking to manage faster manufacturing processes by compensating for larger part tolerances and increasing material fit-up inaccuracies.
U.S. Manufacturing Grows in September –– PMI Dips 0.6% to 55.4
The Institute for Supply Management reports that among the six biggest industries, food, beverage & tobacco remains the best-performing sector, with fabricated metal and chemical products growing strongly.
Crawford Co., Seaberg Industries Complete Purchase Agreement
As of Oct 2., Seaberg Industries, a manufacturer of metal fabricated and precision machined parts, components, and assemblies, will operate as part of Crawford Co.’s fabrication division.
Virtual Trade Show to Unveil Latest Mitutoyo Technologies
On Oct. 20-23, Mitutoyo America Corp., together with some of its U.S. Solution Centers, will combine live demos, education and interactive tools to engage customers and distributors. Titan Gilroy, CEO of the industrial and corporate education platform, Titans of CNC, kicks off the event.