Quality Control and Assurance length measurements can often be challenging when they need to be performed on the manufacturing floor. Long measurements that exceed the capability of hand held tools such as calipers can be especially challenging. Often, longer measurements are performed with tools of lesser accuracy than is desirable, or that is available with traditional hand held devices. Additionally, proper placement and holding of a sample under test is necessary to ensure repeatable measurements. And, many general purpose measuring systems and tools do not provide for the unique measuring requirements of a company’s product. Add in other factors such as temperature on the manufacturing floor, measurement transcription errors, And perhaps portability (power), and the measurement challenge begins to grow. ProTable™ is a measurement solution that, for over 10 years, has addressed the many challenges that long dimensional measurements in less than desirable environment conditions present. This self-contained, single axis Linear Measuring Machine (LMM) is designed for quick and easy dimensional measurements on a multitude of products in a manufacturing environment. ProTable is built using high quality aluminum extrusion, steel measuring jaws and steel bearings to minimize orthogonal, Abbé, and cosine errors and to insure smooth trouble free operation even in harsh environments. 7 standard sizes are available to measure up to 20 feet. Temperature compensation, leg sets, casters and battery operation make ProTable easy to move to locations where the measurements need to be made. Non-linear error correction provides accuracy of better than ± 0.003 inches across a measuring range of 16 feet (better than ± 0.005 to 20 feet). And wireless SPC data transmission provides error free, real time measurement data. And, while standard accessories such as a back fence or sliding V blocks to maintain part alignment are available, more than half of ProTable systems are custom designed using on-line 3D collaboration to provide a customer with the best possible solution to measure their parts. ProTables are shipped with an NIST traceable calibration report and, with only the optional leg kit to Install, are ready to use. All ProTable systems are designed and manufactured in the USA, and have a 1 year warranty. Three year extended warranty and on-site calibration are also available.
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