LASER ALIGNMENT TOOL Pinpoint Laser Systems announced the launch of their latest laser alignment tool, the Microgage PRO. The Microgage PRO features ease-of-use and includes user instructions and the operations manual right on board for easy access. The system operates with 3 primary components; a laser transmitter, a digital receiver, and a high tech, “smart display.” A precise laser beam forms a straight reference line for a machine or assembly and each receiver measures in two axial directions, horizontal and vertical (X & Y). The path of the laser beam can be a few inches up to 180 feet and the state of the art touchscreen display provides accurate readings as small as 0.0001 inch (2.5 micron). Intelligently designed receivers are available, in a variety of configurations, including convenient wireless options that improve measuring range and durability, and give users the advantage of not being tied down in the field. An enhanced onboard microprocessor provides step-by-step instructions for the user and allows for the storage of thousands of measurement readings with notes, all inside a durable industrial enclosure that is easy to hold and use in the field. Using the three basic Microgage PRO components, long assemblies, machinery, and fixtures can be easily measured and aligned with great precision over long distances. Adding other Microgage accessories enables the user to measure and align flatness, squareness, parallelism, bores, spindles, and many other geometric parameters. Other features of the Microgage PRO include: • Precise to 0.0001 inches (2.5 µ) at up to 180 feet (55 meters) • Provides alignment update in real time • Touchscreen and keypad with multifunction buttons • Onscreen step-by-step alignment instructions • Powerful microprocessor for computing and storage • Stores thousands of readings and notes • Connects easily to PC for data uploads and analysis • Wide variety of mounts and fixtures available • Features an “easy-grip handle” for comfort and portability • Multiple (4) receiver capability PINPOINT LASER SYSTEMS, INC. 800-757-5383 | RBELT@PINPOINTLASER.COM | WWW.PINPOINTLASER.COM ELECTROSTATIC SENSORS Keyence has added to its lineup of staticcontrol products with The SK series of Electrostatic Sensors are now available in hand-held and inline models to suit every application. Precision measurement of static electricity, temperature and humidity allow the user to monitor charges on parts or check static eliminator performance while viewing or outputting data as required. The SK-H050 handheld electrostatic sensor features a large, easy-to-read liquid crystal display for checking static levels on the spot. Built-in laser aim and a 180-degree rotating head allow for fast and easy measurement even in a narrow space. With an optional charge-plate attachment, the SK can also measure an ionizer’s speed and ion balance in order to monitor performance while internally storing or outputting data to a PC if necessary. The ultra-small design of the SK-050 inline static sensor allows for easy integration into any existing machine. Measurements can be displayed on the integrated amplifier or output through various means including RS-232, EtherNet/IP and analog voltage/ current, while connectable amplifiers reduce wiring and programming. Whether confirming an applied charge (up to 50kV) or verifying that charge has been eliminated, the SK also features simple setting of HI/LO tolerances for discrete judgment outputs. The SK series of Electrostatic Sensors is the ideal solution for any application where static electricity is a concern, providing advanced functionality and versatility in an easy-to-use design. KEYENCE CORPORATION OF AMERICA (888) 539-3623 | MARKETING@KEYENCE.COM HTTPS://WWW.KEYENCE.COM/PRSK SENSOR PLATFORM The Sensorex S8000 Series modular pH/ ORP sensor platform delivers accurate pH and ORP measurement in plant water/ wastewater treatment, chemical, food production, and other process environments. The S8000 Series pairs with Sensorex TX2000 Intelligent pH/ORP transmitters to form a complete monitoring system. In industrial settings, measurement and monitoring of pH and ORP gives process operators critical product quality information. For example, monitoring the pH of water quality used in food packing, or ORP relative to disinfection of process water, helps control contamination of the process and reduce packaging waste. Additionally, pH monitoring of discharged wastewater is a critical step and required by local regulatory authorities. The S8000 series modular platform is a custom configured system that can grow and change with process needs, saving users time and money. Users first choose the pH or ORP (Redox) electrode suited to their process. Mounting interface choices enable retrofit, submersion and inline installations. Optional electronic modules include unity gain pre-amplifiers for longer installation distances and blind 4 – 20mA outputs for direct interface to plant control systems. If monitoring needs change, users simply update the applicable module without the need to replace the entire system. When paired with Sensorex’s TX2000 Intelligent pH/ORP Series Transmitters, data gathered from S8000 Series sensors can easily be integrated with plant control systems for convenient monitoring. These transmitters are easy to navigate with a large backlit graphical display. The compact NEMA 4X/IP65 units can be wall mounted, installed in a panel, or pipe/handrail mounted. CE certified, the TX2000 includes Multi-Cal calibration with automatic buffer recognition, alarm, control and wash relays, and a universal 100-240VAC power supply. SENSOREX (714) 895-4344 | SALES@SENSOREX.COM | WWW.SENSOREX.COM POSITION FEEDBACK SYSTEM RSF Elektronik unveils the MSR 40 modular rotary position feedback system to machine designers who want a quick way to measure angle on larger rotary axes. Common applications for the MSR 40 include medical technology, general automation, textiles, and auxiliary axes in machine tool and metrology. The MSR 40 optical kit style encoder provides a 200 micron grating pitch on a steel tape that has three ways of being applied to the axis of motion. The MSR 40 is ideally suited for machines which require motion feedback for a full 360 degrees or a segment thereof. The MSR 40 is available with a minimum diameter of 150mm to a maximum of 1150 mm, however larger diameter versions are available upon request. The same reader head can be used for all the various diameters offered, and is available with analog 1 Volt peak to peak interface as well as digital TTL interface with up to one hundred times interpolation. All measuring tape versions of this encoder have a +/- 30 micron per meter accuracy associated with the circumference of tape. The MOR version tape requires a small pocket to be milled from the axis in order to accommodate a clamping mechanism which ensures accuracy over the joint of the measuring tape ends. The MER version has small plastic tubes on the back of the measuring tape as a supporting structure and the measuring tape can be screwed together to complete a full 360 measurement. This version is very quickly mounted to the axis as a benefit because of the tube backed measuring tape. This version is rated for a lower dynamic performance and rigidity as a consequence of very simple mounting. The MKS version of tape is a segment with an adhesive and is pre bent to the diameter to ensure long lasting quality of measurement. RSF ELEKTRONIK (847) 490-0387 KKAUFENBERG@HEIDENHAIN.COM WWW.RSF.AT POSITION SENSOR Designed for continuous use at operating pressures up to 350 bar, the Novotechnik TH1 touchless sensors are readily integrated into high-pressure hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders. TH1 transducers provide direct, precise, and absolute measurements from 100 to 4,250 mm with single or multiple position markers. Analog output options for the TH1 Series are 0.1 to 10 VDC, 0.1 to 20 mA and 4 to 20 mA. Digital interfaces include SSI and Start/Stop. The TH1 series is highly resistant to shock and vibration – up to 100 g and 20 g respectively. Other key specifications include: Sealing to IP 68, linearity to 10µm, resolution to 1 µm regardless of stroke length, reproducibility to 6 µm and compression peaks to 600 bar. Applications for the TH1 sensor include fluid power valve position, liquid level measurement, off road agriculture and construction as well as other mobile equipment. NOVOTECHNIK U.S., INC. (508) 485-2244 WWW.NOVOTECHNIK.COM/TH1 MEASURING MICROSCOPE Mahr Federal has introduced a new video measuring microscope with image processing capability, the flagship product for a new line of Mahr optical measuring instruments. Designed for the measurement and/or dimensioning of geometric elements, the MarVision QM 300 incorporates an integrated CCD color camera with a 23 in. Touchscreen PC with keyboard and mouse, and easyto- use Windows 8 based M3 software. Automatic edge detection allows even low contrast features to be measured, and a multi-touch function provides Quick and continuous measurements using either touchscreen or the mouse. The QM 300 is a full-featured measuring station designed for fast, close to the grinding machine evaluation of cutting inserts or flat components such as punch and stamped parts. The MarVision QM 300 has a 40mm/1.57 in. Adjustable measuring table with a depth of focus of 10mm/0.4”. The 5 Megapixel camera system provides for sharper imaging. Illumination is provided by a quadrant LED ring top light with four individually controlled segments, and table mounted Telecentric LED transmitted light for more focused measurement of rotationally symmetric parts. The automated video edge detection and multi-touch functions make the MarVision QM 300 especially suitable for a wide range of punched and flexible parts, plastic components, and electronic circuit boards. Measurement and evaluation functions include: Point, such as the intersection of straight lines; Line, including line of best fit and/or centerline; automatic calculation of a Circle, including index and pitch circles; Distance between points or point and line; Angle taken from two lines; and Alignment of axis of the coordinate system on the test piece. MAHR FEDERAL INC. WWW.MAHR.COM VIDEO MICROSCOPE Mettler Toledo announced that the nextgeneration inline PVM tool, ParticleView V19 with PVM technology, is now available. The new in situ probe-based particle vision and measurement tool continuously captures high-resolution images under a wide range of process conditions. ParticleView V19 then automatically prepares a report pairing the most relevant images to data tracking particle size and concentration changes. This compelling blend of high resolution images and trend data helps promote quick, comprehensive particle system understanding for significant productivity enhancements during process design, scale-up, and manufacturing. ParticleView V19’s ability to pair relevant images with trend data means a reduction in the time and effort required to investigate significant process events or upsets. As scientists are able to readily determine the influence of process conditions on particle size and shape, processes can then be designed so particles behave more predictably. Scientists also eliminate the need for cumbersome and sometimes inaccurate offline sampling. Continuous monitoring with ParticleView V19 offers researchers knowledge on complex particle systems that might otherwise be too time-consuming or expensive to obtain – such as polymorphic transformations, phase separation events and the formation of delicate structures such as flocs, dendrites and droplets. This information can help characterize transient events and elusive mechanisms to augment sound decision-making and further lower process development costs. Common applications for V19 with PVM technology include understanding crystallization; identifying growth, agglomeration, breakage and shape changes; controlling particle size and shape; monitoring polymorphic transitions; identifying the source of batchto- batch inconsistencies; optimizing oil/ water separations; and viewing particle and droplet systems in locations where offline sampling is not feasible (such as high-pressure lines). METTLER TOLEDO WWW.MT.COM HPC DETECTOR Dectris introduces a new Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) detector series, PILATUS3 X CdTe, extending the DECTRIS product palette for the detection of hard X-ray radiation. The outstanding performance of the existing PILATUS3 Hybrid Photon Counting (HPC) technology has been combined with the excellent high-energy detection capability of cadmium telluride (CdTe) sensor material. The PILATUS3 X CdTe series detectors offer high quantum efficiency up to 100 keV X-ray energy and outstanding count-rate capability. While the front part of the detector, the sensor, is now made of efficient cadmium telluride single crystals, the readout technology of the PILATUS3 remains unchanged, thus offering the same superb features common to all PILATUS3 detectors: optimal signal-tonoise ratio achieved by photon-counting technology, excellent point-spread function and the capability of exactly measuring signals with high contrasts. Moreover, the detectors’ high speed enables recording of up to 500 images per second. With the PILATUS3 X CdTe detector series the waiting of the hard X-ray community has an end. The direct-conversion CdTe technology overcomes the bottleneck posed by previous detector technologies. CdTe detectors don’t show image lag or afterglow that would distort the signal in fast image series. Many high-energy X-ray diffraction techniques at synchrotron laboratories will strongly benefit from these new detectors, with their high speed and excellent count-rate capability matching the ever higher flux available at modern synchrotron sources. The large energy range of PILATUS3 X CdTe also makes this detector series ideal for applications in X-ray imaging such as projection imaging (radiography), computed tomography (CT) as well as for non-destructive testing (NDT) and Security tasks. Dectris now presents the PILATUS3 X CdTe detector systems in four different sizes: 300K, 300K-W, 1M, and 2M. First deliveries are planned already for summer 2015. More information about the new detector series has been released on dectris.Com/CdTe. DECTRIS LTD. | SALES@DECTRIS.COM | WWW.DECTRIS.COM UNIVERSAL TESTING MACHINES Tinius Olsen has developed a bold new line of electromechanical universal testing machines, bench and floor models. The ST Series feature frames with capacities up to 300kN of force, carefully applied by advanced digital control. The bench mounted ST series replace the S series and T series of testers from Tinius Olsen, and are available in capacities of 1kN (200lbf), 5kN (1,000 lbf), 10kN (2,000lbf), 25kN (5,000lbf), and 50kN (10,000lbf). Construction of machine frame, leadscrews, and drive system make them unique, offering excellent rigidity with negligible frame deflection. With the advanced digital control, load accuracy has been dramatically enhanced and should be better than 0. 1% of the displayed reading within the operating range of 0.2% to 100% of the loadcell capacity, however system accuracy is governed by relevant ASTM and ISO standards. ST machines can test a wide range of materials, including, but not limited to: plastics, films, paper, packaging materials, filter material, adhesives, foils, food, toys, medical devices, and components, using tension, compression, flexure, shear, and peel procedures. Control of ST machines is via a Bluetooth handheld interface or a virtual machine interface running on a connected PC. Tinius Olsen’s Horizon software can be added to any system for accessing a library of standardized test routines, for generating a complete graphical result of a test, and for performing sophisticated powerful analyses on the test data to produce test reports. To ensure maximum testing flexibility, Tinius Olsen offers a comprehensive selection of self-identifying loadcells, grips, and fixtures, extensometers, strain measurement instruments, temperature chambers, and many other accessories and add-ons. The ST series also includes three, higher capacity, floor models: the 100ST (100kN), the 150ST (150kN) and the 300ST (300kN), which replace the U series of testers from Tinius Olsen. Their frame design allows the flexibility of a single test area for both tension and compression tests and with a lower bottom crosshead, compared to the older U series models, and makes loading heavier specimens easier. As with the smaller ST series, these machines feature columns that house a number of full length T-slots to keep the testing area as uncluttered and flexible as possible by allowing accessories to be anchored in these T-slots. TINIUS OLSEN | (215) 675-7100 | WWW.TINIUSOLSEN.COM MINIATURE MAGNETIC ENCODERS Renishaw affiliate company RLS introduces a series of three high-performance miniature magnetic encoders for embedded OEM motion control applications. Ideal for high-volume medical applications, optics positioning, robot control, 3D printers, gimbals and hand held devices, the miniature encoders come in four different shapes and provide linear resolution up to 0.244 µm, or 753,664 cpr for rotary applications. Renishaw will exhibit these encoders at three upcoming shows: ATX West, SLAS and SPIE/Photonics. The encoders consist of a miniature sensor and a magnetic scale or a ring. The sensors are available in a potted housing or as PCB board level sensors. Position information can be output in incremental quadrature TTL or RS422, as well as parallel in SSI and BiSS-C formats, with the option of a unique or periodic reference mark. Breakthroughs in simplicity, the industrialized designs bring long-life, wear-free, low-inertia advantages to difficult applications and harsh environments. The new encoders include RoLin for integration into small motion systems, two RLC designs for direct PCB installation or cable soldering, and RLB with FPC flat cable connector for higher volume OEMs. The RLS range of magnetic encoders is designed and manufactured by Renishaw’s associate company RLS d. o.o. Renishaw supports these products with a worldwide network and local inventory stocking for system developers. The products can also be ordered and purchased directly at rlsdirect.com. RENISHAW WWW.RENISHAW.COM MICROSCOPY SYSTEM Titan Tool Supply, Inc., Buffalo, NY, announced expanded options and accessories on its Micro-Video Zoom Objective. This microscopy system has numerous industrial applications including industrial robots, machine vision, quality control, electronics fabrication of printed circuit boards, computer-related production, and three-coordinate measuring machines. According to Titan, its Micro-Video Zoom Objective has been computerdesigned to provide excellent resolution and a constant focus over its entire zoom range. Its versatility of application is achieved through a choice of 6 different sub lenses with magnifications of .35X, .5X, .75X, 1X, 1.5X and 2X, which provide a broad range of magnification, fields of view and working distances. A broad range of options and accessories complement the Micro-Video Zoom Objective, including: • Video Adapters which expand the range of magnifications from a low of .17X to a high of 18X. • Right Angle Optical Beam Bender for occasions where it is necessary to bend the optical path and shorten the overall length between the camera and work piece. • .5X Converter provides an even larger field of view. • 2X “C” Mount Adapter that gives up to 748X enlargement. • Polarizing Filter eliminates glare back into the optical system, which causes hot spots on the video monitor. • Universal Pillar Stand and a Rack & Pinion Mounting Bracket for meeting fine adjustment requirements. • Sub-Stage Bases to provide a basic 2” x 2” movement or a 2” Y Axis and 6” X axis movement • Variety of Illumination options For specific information on Titan Tool’s Micro-Video Zoom Objective System, visit: https://www.titantoolsupply. com/content.asp?cid=850. To download a PDF product bulletin, visit https://www.titantoolsupply.com/ uploads/downloads/TZOVA-Micro-Video- Zoom-Objective-041514.pdf TITAN TOOL SUPPLY, INC. (716) 873-9907 INFO@TITANTOOLSUPPLY.COM WWW.TITANTOOLSUPPLY.COM
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