LASER MARKER The MD-X Series hybrid laser marker combines the advantage of both fiber and YVO4 laser oscillation methods in one cutting edge product. This unique laser oscillation method combines the best attributes of YVO4 and fiber laser makers. Years of Keyence laser development in solid state and fiber oscillators has led to the invention of the hybrid oscillator powering our new MD-X Series laser marker. Keyence manufactures both laser markers and code readers, focusing its attention on providing systems for tracking and traceability. The MD-X Series laser marker has a built-in 2-D code reader and verifier to accurately mark and check 2-D codes without using a separate device.Verification and grading of a marked 2-D Code can be performed via the laser markers built-in camera. The data from this result can be output via I/O or data communication to signify a Good or No Good mark. The built in camera makes it possible to perform automatic focusing without the use of any external devices. This is possible even when targets may not be placed at the exact same focal length from the laser and eliminating the need for external tooling. Additional production costs can be kept to a minimum while increasing efficiency and throughput. The MD-X Series has an IP64 enclosure rating on the marking head, an environmentally resistant specification that is usually only typical in fiber laser technology.This and many other environmental specifications of Keyence laser marking systems makes it possible to operate with high precision and accuracy in nearly any production facility. KEYENCE CORPORATION OF AMERICA (888) 539-3623 | JJEWELL@KEYENCE.COM | WWW.KEYENCE.COM/PRMDX DIGITAL PRESSURE GAGE Omega’s new DPG409S Sanitary/Clean- In-Place (CIP) digital pressure gages incorporate a rugged 316 SS enclosure designed for washdown and marine applications with a precision 0.08% accuracy pressure transducer with 316L SS wetted parts and body. This pressure gage is tested to industrial CE standards with a durable design that makes it suitable for harsh industrial environments. It is available in Gage, Absolute, Compound Gage, Vacuum and Barometric models, and features an easy to read 25 mm (1 in.) Backlit LCD display, hi and lo alarms standard, MIN/MAX/AVG reading, and user selectable analog output 0 to 5 Vdc, 0 to 10 Vdc or 4 to 20 mA. The battery powered DPG409S has a long battery life with data logging and charting software included. OMEGA ENGINEERING (800) TC-OMEGA INFO@OMEGA.COM WWW.OMEGA.COM/PPTST/DPG409S.HTML CALIBRATION SYSTEM Panasonic introduced its new Ultra Compact Intelligent Calibration System. This new calibration system eliminates the need for an extra analyzer unit and special cables, providing the ultimate in ease of use and portability. This new system only requires the transducer and a USB cable, It can be used with your PC and supplied software, or Android device with optional software. This system features a new design in joint simulators making all current designs obsolete by minimizing friction using a unique new washer design that does not require lubrication. The stationary torque transducer with joint simulators are designed to be used with Panasonic’s innovative mechanical pulse tools, oil pulse tools and any manufacturers direct drive assembly tools and boasts industry-leading accuracy and reliability at an extremely competitive price point. Exceedingly consistent and accurate, the intelligent stationary torque transducer features automatic transducer recognition with a USB Plug ‘n Play capability. The utilization of advanced software includes data acquisition, graphing, adjustable filters and easily exports data to Excel files allowing the system to operate with higher functionality and greater efficiency. The torque range of the new transducers is 20 Nm (CW/ CCW) 3/8“Square Drive and 100 Nm (CW/CCW) 1/2“Square Drive with an accuracy of .1% of F.S.R. A smart memory database retains all settings and collects data at 2k/8k samples/ second. The intelligent stationary transducers are built to last and feature an ultra-compact size PANASONIC INTELLIGENT STATIONARY TRANSDUCER (800) 338-0552 WWW.PANASONIC.COM/ASSEMBLYTOOLS ALIGNMENT STAGES Optimal Engineering Systems’ (OES) low profile, XY (theta) stages are designed for high precision alignment applications.These stages move in an XY-plane and rotate around the center of the XY-plane. The terms alignment table, or XY-rotation stage are often used interchangeably with XY , or XY-theta stage. Available in 12 models, in two precision grades, these stages have linear travels from +/- 2 mm by +/- 2 mm (+/- 0.078 in by +/- 0.078 in) up to +/- 30 mm by +/- 30 mm (+/-1.181 in by +/- 1.181 in).Additionally, XY (theta) stages can rotate around the center of the XY plane up to +/- 6O. Four models of the XY (theta) stages have solid tables that are sized from 100 mm by 100 mm (3.937 in by 3.937 in) to 200 mm by 200 mm (7.874 in by 7.874 in), and eight stages, from 250 mm x 250 mm (9.843 in by 9.843 in) to 1500 mm by 1500 mm (59.055 in by 59.055 in), are hollow core (open frame) stages. Available in Normal and Precision grades, these XY (theta) stages have preloaded cross roller bearings and typical Normal Repeated Positioning Accuracy is from +/- 1.75 µm to +/- 2.5 µm, and typical Precision Repeated Positioning Accuracy is from +/- 0.7 µm to +/- 1.0 µm. Parallelism of these XY (theta) Stages is as low as 30 µm, and the larger stages can handle dynamic loads to 600 kg (1323 lbs). The stages’ surfaces are treated to ensure durability and they are compatible with OES’ line of Motion Controllers. XY (theta) Stages can be ordered with linear encoders for closed loop operation, customized to meet specific requirements, and complete ready to run alignment systems., Typical applications include: Panel Lamination Machinery, panel Film Laminating Machines, print Screen and 3D printing, CNC equipment, angular glass cutting & grinding equipment, wafer alignment equipment, exposure equipment, and semiconductor equipment OPTIMAL ENGINEERING SYSTEMS, INC. (888) 777-1826 SALES@OESINCORP.COM WWW.OESINCORP.COM MEASURING MICROSCOPE Olympus Corporation announced the launch of the new STM7 measuring microscope, an industrial microscope system designed for highly accurate measurement of machined parts, semiconductors, electronic components, and other processed industrial materials. A measuring microscope series that combines high-performance Olympus optics with today’s most advanced measurement capabilities, the STM7 is available as both a manual Z-axis model and a motorized Z-axis model, each with a variety of stage options. Designed for highly efficient inspection and enhanced productivity, the STM7’s large square stage (up to 300mm x 300mm) can accommodate a number of variously shaped samples at the same time. The STM7 makes it possible to measure large samples such as printed circuit boards or semiconductor wafers with no shift in orientation. To ensure measurement accuracy and ongoing reliability, the STM7 features a highly durable, vibration-resistant frame with a granite surface plate. As a result of this stability, part size, assembly, and other measurements can be taken at sub-micron levels with minimal error.When coupled with Olympus’ proven optical technology, this exceptionally stable frame assembly enables vivid high-resolution imaging of extremely minute samples. The STM7 uses the same UIS2 infinity- corrected observation system harnessed by the industry’s most powerful optical microscopes. As a result, brightfield, darkfield, DIC, and POL images can all be observed with high resolution and high contrast, with aberration thoroughly eliminated. This ensures highly accurate measurement of even the smallest component details. When used with STM7-BSW measurement support software and an Olympus microscope digital camera, the STM7 can perform accurate measurements of highly complex shapes while keeping system operation extremely simple. Measurement results can then be easily exported to Excel, facilitating fast, simple report generation and management. OLYMPUS WWW.OLYMPUS-IMS.COM/EN/METROLOGY/STM/ DOSE INHALER TESTER Working with a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, Ametek Test & Calibration Instruments recently developed an innovative semi-automated solution for testing the firing mechanisms used in oneshot pressurized metered dose inhaler(MDI) canisters. Previously there was no known dedicated testing solution for testing MDIs to protect patient safety by ensuring that the correct dosage of a drug is delivered with every release. The easy-to-use MDI Test System provides significantly faster turnaround than conventional testing systems. It is ideal for use in production, quality control, educational and research applications. The tester detects the firing load and valve breakdown load of oneshot, pressurized MDI canisters. The breakdown test is carried out at a predefined load and tolerance to check that inhaler operation is at a consistent pressure to ensure correct dosages.A safety discharge port allows canister contents to safely vent to a collection vessel. The test jig that holds the canister is custom designed to user requirements and is easy to remove, allowing the test machine to be used to perform other functions such as tension, compression, tear and peel, friction and cycling tests. The MDI system is supplied complete with inhaler testing jig, interlocking safety shield, a 50N and a 1kN load cell, hand-held remote control and NEXYGENPlus software. The instrument’s proprietary NEXYGENPlus software includes three dedicated inhaler test setups covering inhaler firing, valve breakdown/force to continuous (F2C) back travel and total travel. AMETEK TEST & CALIBRATION INSTRUMENTS 45 4816 8000 WWW.LLOYD-INSTRUMENTS.COM HIGH TEMPERATURE DATA LOGGERS CAS DataLoggers and MadgeTech introduced a wide range of new high temperature data loggers and accessories.Several new products are now available for your high temperature applications including the HiTemp140-FR Ultra-Fast Response High Temperature Data Logger and HiTemp140-FP Flexible RTD Probe Data Logger MadgeTech has designed the HiTemp140-FR Ultra-Fast Response High Temperature Data Logger, a high temperature data logger with an ultra-fast response time. This makes it ideal for recording temperature during rapidly-changing thermal processes such as oven profiling, steam sterilization, chamber mapping, flash freezing, seafood processing, and many other applications. This high temperature data logger features a 2-inch x 0.0625-inch diameter probe and is capable of recording up to 4 Hz, which is 5 times faster than current data loggers in the HiTemp140 series. This enables the temperature sensor to quickly adapt and accurately record temperature variations in changing environments. As with all HiTemp140 loggers, the body is made of food-grade stainless steel, which can be placed in environments up to 140 °C. The HiTemp140-FR is also available with an optional thermal shield enclosure, the HiTemp140-FR-TSK, which is available with vented or flush top, to extend the operating range of the data logger to -200 °C to +250 °C (-328 °F to +482 °F). The probe itself is capable of measuring from -200 °C to +260 °C (-328 °F to +500 °F), making it capable of withstanding even the harshest conditions. The design of the HiTemp140-FP Flexible RTD Probe Data Logger offers users the flexibility of using a thermocouple type sensor with the convenience of a stand-alone data logging system. The stainless steel data logger body is equipped with a PFA Insulated probe and is available in two models, the HiTemp140-FP-36 and the HiTemp140- FP-72, which feature 36 and 72-inch flexible probes, respectively. Both models can withstand temperatures up to 140 °C with an accuracy of ±0.1°C. This makes it an ideal solution for monitoring the interior of an autoclave during a steam sterilization cycle in real time. The HiTemp140-FP is designed for small vials, tubing and other narrow-diameter placement applications. Because of the flexible probe, the risk of breakage (both vial and probe) commonly associated with a stainless steel probe is diminished. The device can record up to 32,700 time-stamped readings and is equipped with non-volatile solid state memory that will continue recording even if the battery becomes discharged CAS DATALOGGERS, INC. (800) 956-4437 SALES@DATALOGGERINC.COM WWW.DATALOGGERINC.COM THICKNESS MEASUREMENT SOFTWARE CRAIC Technologies introduced CRAIC FilmPro™ film thickness measurement software. This software package is designed to plug-in to CRAIC Technology’s microspectrophotometers and their controlling Lambdafire™ software. CRAIC FilmPro™ allows the user to measure the thickness of thin films rapidly and non-destructively.Able to analyze films of many materials on both transparent and opaque substrates, CRAIC FilmPro™ enables the user to determine thin film thickness on everything from semiconductors, MEMS devices, disk drives to flat panel displays.This powerful and flexible software can be used in many different fields and in everything from research to industrial settings. The complete CRAIC Technologies microspot film thickness solution combines an advanced microspectrophotometer with the sophisticated CRAIC FilmPro™ software. This software is a plug-in module to CRAIC Technologies Lambdafire instrument control software.It enables the user to measure film thickness by either transmission or reflectance of many types of materials and substrates. Due to the flexibility of the CRAIC Technologies design, sampling areas can range from over 100 microns across to less than a micron. Designed for both research and the production environment, it incorporates a number of easily modified processing recipes, the ability to create new film recipes and sophisticated tools for analyzing data.With the addition of spectral mapping from CRAIC Technologies, film thickness maps of entire devices can be created. CRAIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (310) 573-8180 SALES@MICROSPECTRA.COM WWW.MICROSPECTRA.COM/ METROLOGY SOFTWARE Heidenhain announces the latest release of a PC-based metrology software solution for 2-D and 3-D measuring tasks on inspection machines. Called the IK 5000 QUAD-RA-CHEK (version3. 1), this universal PC package solution includes the integration of the Keyence LK-G5000 series laser, and is now available to provide advanced func-tionality for both new and used quality control inspection equipment. New features within the IK 5000 3.1 metrology software include: • The ability to communicate with Optimet and Keyence lasers, providing laser support for a large scope of applications. • Enhanced 3-D profile fit algorithms, speeding up part fits by up to 5X. • Ability to export measured features in the STEP format (including 3-D fea-tures). With the ability to operate on 32-bit or 64-bit Pcs using either Microsoft Windows 7 or 8operating systems, the IK 5000 3.1 universal PC package solution is a good choice when standardizing inspection packages in any Quality Control depart-ment. For retrofitting purposes, the IK 5000 can be used on a variety of brands and types of inspection equipment–such as CMMs and video measuring microscopes–making it easy to cross-train employees on many machines. HEIDENHAIN | WWW.HEIDENHAIN.US
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