Automated three-dimensional scanning at the highest precision – now possible with the Breuckmann stereoSCAN in conjunction with AICON’s coordinate measuring machine DPA.
CAMIO software, from Nikon Metrology, offers true multi-sensor capability, allowing best-practice selection of sensor technology for each task. By combining touch trigger, analog scanning and 3D laser scanning sensors within the same inspection program, the right inspection results are obtained in the fastest way.
A traversing speed of 1,212 mm per second and an acceleration of 11,882 mm/s², these are the high-speed advantages presented by Mitutoyo in its new high-speed CMM MACH-3A 653. The MACH-3A 653 coordinate measuring machine is ideal for high-precision in-line measuring despite rough ambient conditions. Due to its encapsulated drives, linear guides and linear scales, the system proves extremely resistant to the influences of rough production environments. And all this within an expanded temperature range of five to 40 degrees Celsius. Accuracy of the length measurement deviation values of the MACH-3A 653 start at 2.5 µm. Other highlights of the high-speed in-line CMM include: • Saves up to 70 % measuring time • Integrated thermal error compensation for measuring device and workpiece in a temperature range of 5° to 40°C • Optional index table with 5-degree increments • Integrated operating mode display with traffic light indicator (automatic/joystick operation, malfunction) • TFT touchscreen • compact build with small footprint www.mitutoyo.co.uk
A new process monitoring window has been added to the shop-floor user interface for Renishaw's Equator gauging system. This instantly displays measurement results of inspected features to the operator on a bar-graph display. It also shows the history of measurement on each feature so that process trends can be seen.
Delcam has released the 2013 R2 version of its PowerINSPECT metrology software, which offers faster programming and inspection, plus even easier-to-read reports. It includes a new method for automated inspection of edges of parts, improved display of deviations, support for a wider range of geometric features, more flexible simulation, and additional dimensioning options for radial features.
Model 7i digital force / torque indicator from Mark-10 comes with a number of sophisticated functions for tension, compression, and torque measurement requirements. The 7i is suitable for applications in virtually every industry, including medical device, pharmaceutical, packaging, consumer products, automotive, aerospace, and others.
Zwick’s extensive experience in modernizing machines from their own range is matched by their expertise in modernizing materials testing machines from other manufacturers. To date, Zwick has carried out modernizations on more than 3,000 testing machines incorporating over forty different makes and models. The RetroLine tC II Modernization Package is now available for all electro-mechanical testing machines with drives up to 4kW (250kN) regardless of manufacturer.
Northwest Analytics (Portland, Oregon) has announced the launch of NWA Focus EMI, a next-generation enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solution that provides full integration of data sources and real-time process analytics and visibility. Available from Adept Scientific (Letchworth, Herts, UK), this new software product greatly improves how users accumulate and disseminate knowledge across the entire enterprise. It also increases collaboration across geographically dispersed manufacturing operations to pinpoint and quickly resolve issues and share best practices.
MTC event – industrialisation of IT quality in the manufacturing sector will be the norm in the next five years
Airbus, Siemens, the TSB, the MTC, HP and SQS discussed innovation and quality at the recent MTC event. “Manufacturers who do not build quality into their processes and supply chain early will fail to cope with increasing technical complexity and the pressure to roll out more products quickly, at lower cost,” believes Stephen Fice, MD of SQS UK.
Zontec Inc. the international developer of Statistical Process Control (SPC) software solutions, has launched a new Synergy SPC software validation service to its customers. “This package will be invaluable to our customers and prospects regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR Part 11,” said Zontec President Warren Ha. “We developed this service to aid companies in the food, healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical device, and other industries to meet the required regulations.”