The MICURA coordinate measuring machine from Carl Zeiss meets user demands for smaller coordinate measuring machines that are as accurate as their larger relatives but offer a price advantage. With a measuring range of 500 x 500 x 500 millimetres, it is the largest in this class.
Cognex Corporation, leading supplier of machine vision systems, has introduced a vision system that is small, tough and very smart . It has powerful vision tools, faster image capture, capability to power and control a range of external lighting, and enough input/output (I/O) capacity for virtually any inspection scenario — all in a compact, industrial IP67 package.
A leading manufacturer of PTFE hose used in the automotive industry has integrated a vision inspection designed by Olmec-UK Ltd into its extrusion line at its UK manufacturing facility. Capable of continuous inspection of the hose travelling at speeds up to 6 metres/minute, the vision system is linked to a novel failure mechanism which catastrophically destroys defective product by puncturing the hose at the point any defect is detected so that it will later fail a high pressure test.
OGP, the Derbyshire based supplier of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) for smart metrology, has launched the CNC 670 multisensor smartscope system in the UK and Europe. The new machine is the biggest in the company’s range to date and is capable of measuring components as large as an automotive engine block. Despite its size, the system means it retains a relatively small footprint.
STEMMER IMAGING‘s latest version of the Gocator series of 3D smart cameras from LMI Technologies has new features such as whole part measurement including volumetric measurements, 2D surface inspection, Modbus TCP support and a number of triggering enhancements.
Elcometer, leaders in equipment for the corrosion inspection industry have launched a range of ultrasonic thickness gauges and flaw detectors.
Zwick's fully automated robotic testing systems are used to achieve high specimen throughput during quality control, with video extensometers for non-contact strain measurement in tensile tests.
Lloyd Instruments has introduced a high precision universal materials testing machine for testing at forces up to 5 kN/1124 lbf. The single column LS5 has the same mechanical design principles as the LS1 instrument, with linear guide technology, pre-loaded ball screws and advanced software compensation to ensure high displacement precision.
One of the world’s leading tire manufacturers has commissioned YXLON International, a leading supplier of industrial X-ray inspection and computed tomography (CT) solutions, to build a high-energy CT system for a development centre in the USA.
Unitemp have extended the size of their walk-in temperature and humidity chambers. These have been developed to accommodate large volumes such as solar panels.