THE LATEST PRODUCTS TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS CMM DEVICE A new patented device from Q-Mark allows users to quickly position CMM adapter plate mounting cubes to any angle. Called the Cube Squared Plus, the design permits unlimited axial rotation of the cube. Q-Mark’s earlier design, called the Cube Squared, allowed the user to quickly position the cube square to the CMM’s X and Y axes. The Cube Squared Plus improves on their earlier design by allowing the cube to be positioned at any angle. It uses an engraved protractor and a series of ball detents to aid the user in obtaining the angle desired. The process takes one minute or less to complete. The Cube Squared and Cube Squared Plus are manufactured in USA by Q-Mark. Q-MARK MANUFACTURING INC. | (949) 457-1913 | MOSTERSTOCK@CMMS.COM | WWW.CMMS.COM MONITOR noax Technologies AG has recently added a 19 inch screen model to its versatile compact series line of Pcs. The larger dimensioned display allows for more convenient use of the C19 Industrial PC. Graphics, processes and operating buttons are more clearly displayed, allowing for increased productivity. The reliably tough construction of the noax compact series makes the new C19 Compact IPC a market leader when it comes to dependability, long service life and user friendliness. Because noax compact series Industrial Pcs meet the most varied requirements, they are used in the most diverse environments: processing of metals and plastics forklifts for warehouse logistics, agriculture and forestry, mining and drilling, and in special machines for underground and tunnel construction. The C19 Compact IPC can control production processes, visualize processes, capture machine and operating data, or display work orders. This often requires information to be entered quickly by the user. By adding a 19 inch / 48.3 cm screen to the compact series, noax Technologies AG has allowed these processes to be performed easily. In addition to traditional noax toughness, the C19 model also offers greater user friendliness for the operators. The larger screen allows the displayed information to be recognized faster. To be able to visualize important information in a production environment helps considerably to increase productivity and to accelerate processes. With its SXGA resolution (1280x1024) and the LED backlit TFT display, the new noax C19 Industrial PC can reliably complete each activity. The 19 inch diagonal high-resolution, extremely tough, analog resistive touchscreen allows the buttons or control panels to be displayed larger which makes data entry easier, even when the operator of the IPC is wearing gloves. NOAX TECHNOLOGIES AG | WWW.NOAX.COM VIDEO CONTOUR PROJECTOR Quality Vision International (QVI®) introduced its new c-vision™ Video Contour Projector® product line. C-vision combines the accuracy and automation of a large field of view video measuring system with the rugged, high load capacity and familiarity of a horizontal comparator to create a unique shop-floor measuring system. C-vision provides shop-hardened, high reliability measurement performance. C-vision’s unique optical system includes two internal optical magnifications, and ten digital zoom settings, allowing a full 16:1 zoom range. At the lowest magnification, c-vision provides a full 3-inch field of view—equivalent to a 30-inch optical comparator. C-vision’s optics are fully telecentric to ensure accurate measurements throughout the entire depth of field. The optics are perfectly paired with a QVI digital megapixel camera that captures and measures the entire field of view in one snapshot, enabling simultaneous measurement of dozens of features. C-vision is available in two models— a small footprint benchtop model, or a high capacity floor model that can handle parts weighing up to 300 pounds. QUALITY VISION INTERNATIONAL, INC. WWW.QVII.COM ALIGNMENT SYSTEM Brunson Instrument Company announced the release of its next-gen AlignCam system for Brunson’s current line of alignment telescopes, levels and transits. This new product line is a signature development for Brunson alignment tools utilized every day by service organizations, and maintenance and reliability professionals. The Brunson AlignCam solution includes a digital camera and high quality CCD sensor with Brunson’s TeleView™ software and an instrument adapter. Technicians can leverage this digital toolset to troubleshoot precision alignment problems, increase productivity, archive and document results, and more. An informative product video can be found on YouTube. The innovative AlignCam system provides a live image and continuous feedback on sight lines, so a field technician can make adjustments to achieve precision alignments. This solution is ideal for a variety of measurement and inspection applications, such as turbomachinery centerlines, drive system alignment for shipbuilding, roller alignment in many types of process machinery, precision leveling of machine bases, and other machine alignment challenges. The AlignCam’s mobile option allows a single operator to view the image on a mobile device anywhere in the workspace or around the world. This optional kit includes a laptop computer, remote viewer, wireless router, network cable and a choice of a hard case or backpack for easy portability. BRUNSON INSTRUMENT COMPANY HTTP://WWW.BRUNSON.US CNC PROGRAMMING SOLUTION Geometric has launched the 2014 version of its intuitive solids-based CNC programming solution, CAMWorks. With the addition of true G-code simulation, CAMWorks is a complete CAD/CAM solution fully integrated end-to-end solution from the initial part design, to creating a CNC program, to full machine simulation; thus, reducing data redundancy and saving valuable shop floor time. Along with support for SolidWorks® 2014, CAMWorks® 2014 accelerates design-to-part time improving productivity of CNC programmers with the addition of a number of enhancements including: Turn profiles are now fully associated with the model they are extracted from. This makes them fully associative to the sketches, a first in the feature based machining world, making program changes very quick and efficient. Another addition that is particularly beneficial in mill-turn operations is the selection of turn profiles by specifying the angle at which the profile has to be extracted. The tool vectors for the toolpaths can be viewed during Step-through simulation, making it easier to review 5-axis toolpaths. In addition, users can use a WIP (Work in Process) model as a startup stock, when simulating sections of a toolpath, shortening the review time. GEOMETRIC AMERICAS, INC. (480) 367-0132 WWW.GEOMETRICGLOBAL.COM/PRODUCTS AIR NOZZLE EXAIR’s new 1-inch Stainless Steel Flat Super Air Nozzle™ produces a flat 1-inch (25mm) wide airstream with a strong blowing force of 9.8 ounces (278g) when mounted 12 inches (305mm) from the target. The unique design of this superefficient nozzle makes it an ideal fit for both tight spaces and tight budgets, plus the Type 316 stainless steel construction makes it ideal for corrosive, high temperature, food and pharmaceutical environments. The 1-inch Flat Super Air Nozzle uses EXAIR’s patented technology to maximize entrained airflow while reducing noise levels. A precise amount of air is released through the .015 inch (0. 38mm) air gap opening that is set with a stainless steel shim positioned between the body and removable cap. The high velocity airstream pulls in surrounding room air to produce a wide, forceful stream of laminar airflow. Air consumption is 10.5 SCFM at 80 PSIG. Force and flow may be easily adjusted by installing different shim thicknesses. The 1-inch Flat Super Air Nozzle is also available in zinc aluminum alloy construction, suitable for rugged industrial applications. Applications include ejecting heavy parts and slugs, chip removal, part cleaning, drying, liquid blowoff and cooling. EXAIR CORPORATION (800) 903-9247 TECHELP@EXAIR.COM WWW.EXAIR.COM/1SANSS.HTM CMM SOFTWARE Touch technology is revolutionizing human interaction to complex devices providing faster, simpler, more intuitive user solutions. Touch technology is now available for coordinate measuring machines with the next generation of metrology software…. TouchDMIS™. CMM software’s have long been criticized for being too complex requiring long training periods and extended learning curves. TouchDMIS is a full-feature CMM software with intuitive touch interface, offering improved user experience and benchmark CMM productivity. Developed for both manual and CNC CMM’s, including portable arm CMMs, TouchDMIS is loaded with time-saving features. Traditional CMM software’s provide access to functionality through complex systems of toolbars, dropdown menus and tedious window selections. TouchDMIS offers a user interface using smart technology, whereby next suggested functionality is dynamically presented for user confirmation, minimizing learning time to just a few hours with immediate productivity benefits. TouchDMIS has reduced traditional CMM software to just eight Function Buttons which, when selected, open the appropriate Function Window; the button is integral in the open window providing one touch re-docking. The 64 bit software maintains all windows live even when docked; the multi-threaded software uses Microsoft® WPF and Direct X® technologies. NEXT METROLOGY SOFTWARE COMPANY (734) 794-4750 HTTP://TOUCHDMIS.COM ABRASION TESTER In order to meet customers’ expectations, manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers must all provide products that function effectively while maintaining an untarnished appearance, even after being owned for a long period of time. This is why it is essential to be able to predict the ability of a product to resist damage caused by abrasion that occurs on a day-to-day basis. Since this kind of deterioration is always a result of objects rubbing against the surface of merchandise, different test methods have been developed to accurately measure the effect of long-term abrasion on the integrity and appearance of both commonplace and specialty items. Qualitest’s equipment is customized to serve a range of industries, providing both manufacturers and suppliers with the capacity to test several of their highquality goods with a single machine. Our DIN Abrasion Tester not only performs Assessments of polishes, paints, lacquers, and varnishes to determine the endurance of these product coatings, but also effortlessly analyzes frictional loss on rubber products such as tires, conveyor belts, and hoses, as well as commercial products such as footwear. There are many accessories available to modify the DIN Abrasion Tester, including an additional weight system that can increase contact pressure force up to 20 N. Consisting of a highpower drive system and abrasion drum, with a Plexiglas cover to ensure operator safety, our DIN Abrasion Tester is a proven, low-cost method for simulating long-term wear on samples. QUALITEST USA (877) 884-TEST MARKETING@QUALITEST-INC.COM WWW.WORLDOFTEST.COM CALIBRATOR Mahr Federal has introduced a new long range indicator calibrator, the OPTIMAR 25. A precision benchtop instrument, the OPTIMAR 25 can be used for the calibration of a wide variety of precision measuring instruments. Accurate to ±10 ìin. (±0.3 ìm) over its full 0-1 inch (25 mm) range, the OPTIMAR 25 Calibrator is capable of measuring to many National Standards, and comes with a large MarCheck LCD monochrome digital display with background illumination and clearly readable 13 mm/0.512- inch high digits. Robust and compact in design, the OPTIMAR 25 measures dial and digital indicators in the preferred upright position. Using a precise digital encoder, the OPTIMAR 25 measures directly in line with the instrument, with no backlash and a Smooth operation. OPTIMAR 25 performs high precision calibration on a full range of measuring instruments, including dial and digital indicators; dial and digital comparators; dial and digital test indicators; electronic probes and gageheads; Air Probes® and jet probes; and any other devices that magnify the linear displacement of a contact point or measuring spindle. The OPTIMAR 25 Long Range Indicator Calibrator comes standard with the MarCheck display, a MarTest mounting shaft and adapter bushing, and a MarCheck angle display stand. Also included is a Long Form Certificate of Calibration, traceable to NIST, so that you can place the gage directly into use and under your calibration control. MAHR FEDERAL INC. (800) 343-2050 INFORMATION@MAHR.COM WWW.MAHR.COM CONNECTORS FasTest Inc. announced its FasMate Series connectors are now available in new metric thread sizes to accommodate international testing applications. The FasMate Series connectors deliver cost, process and quality improvements to multiple industries and applications, including: manifolds, engine blocks, transmissions, brake and steering systems, transmitters, valves, gauges and instrument calibration, pressure vessels, pipes, plumbing, irrigation and spray system filling or testing. The easy actuation FasMate connectors feature a split collet design, which securely locks the connectors to the threads without operator adjustment or the use of sealant and wrenches. The modular design has three styles of actuation—squeeze lever, pneumatic pilot and pneumatic thumb valve. This flexibility allows users to easily change from manual to an automated connection application for higher volume leak and pressure testing requirements. Additional benefits include: • Improves capacity in high volume testing applications • Simplified design for fast maintenance and field repairs • Pressure assisted grip and seal locks connector in static or dynamic applications for added operator safety • Ergonomic design reduces operator stress from repetitive motion applications FASTEST, INC. WWW.FASTESTINC.COM SOFTWARE CGTech, the developer of VERICUT CNC verification and simulation software, and Zoller, a leading presetting and measuring machine manufacturer and expert in the field of tool management, have announced a new product to better serve the customer base of the two companies. VERICUT simulates CNC machining to identify errors in the NC programs (such as collisions, over-travel, gouges, etc.). Using VERICUT, manufacturers can verify the accuracy of the program before it is loaded on the machine, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for time-consuming manual prove-outs. VERICUT also improves machining efficiency by optimizing cutting speeds. CGTECH (949) 753-1050 INFO@CGTECH.COM CGTECH.COM ZOLLER WWW.ZOLLER-USA.COM MEASUREMENT SOFTWARE Hexagon Metrology officially announced the commercial availability of ROMER measuring arm packages equipped with PC-DMIS Touch Portable, a new measurement software. Utilizing high-resolution Multi-Touch display technology on a tablet PC, users physically interact with the software’s guided measurement sequences and report templates. PC-DMIS Touch offers an entirely new look, feel and workflow to complete measurement tasks. One-time dimensions are executed through intuitive automated measurement sequences while more complex measurement plans are created by simply following guided measurement sequences and measuring features directly on the part. A graphical representation of the measured features is always displayed in the center of the interface—right where it’s needed—during all measurement tasks. PC-DMIS Touch organizes measurement plan features intuitively by “Face,” a new concept for the traditional workplane. The user is guided through measurement processes using a full set of inspection tools, such as simple feature measurement, construction of features or feature sets, 2-D and 3-D dimensional reporting, GD&T configuration and more. Each of these tasks follows a consistent, intuitive sequence that is quickly learned with minimal training. PC-DMIS Touch also allows for execution of existing PC-DMIS routines with a simple swipe of the finger. The PC-DMIS Touch interface is particularly well suited to ROMER portable arm users. The ROMER arm’s zero-g counterbalance design that allows single-handed operation leaves the second hand free to interact with the touch screen. Non-repetitive measuring activities that are typical of measuring arms are ideal for the PC-DMIS Touch no-programmingrequired interface. HEXAGON METROLOGY WWW.HEXAGONMETROLOGY.US PRESSURE CALIBRATORS Fluke Calibration announced the addition of three new models to its P3100 Hydraulic Deadweight Tester line of pressure calibrators. The new testers extend the P3125 oil-operated, dual PCU product line, allowing users to calibrate more devices with one instrument. The P3125XT-BAR measures from 1 to1200 bar, the P3125XT-KGCM2 from 1 to 1200 kgf/cm2, and the P3125XTMPA from 1 to 120 Mpa. The P3100 Series is the culmination of more than 50 years of Experience in the production and design of high-performance pressure standards. With features designed to improve accuracy and performance, increase reliability, and simplify operation, P3100 deadweight testers can calibrate a wide range of pressuresensing device, including transducers, transmitters, or gauges. Each instrument is supplied with a detachable lid, making it neat, compact, and easily portable. The weight masses are stored in a high-quality case with a self-locking mechanism to protect them during transit. All units are provided with an accredited calibration report; weight mass details; M14 x 1.5, M20 x 1. 5, 1/8-inch, 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch NPT and BSP female adaptors; operating fluid (where applicable); and spare seals. The piston/cylinder assemblies are manufactured to the very highest standards and are provided standard with ISO/IEC 17025-accredited calibration reports. FLUKE CALIBRATION (877) 355-3225 HTTP://US.FLUKECAL.COM
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