THE LATEST PRODUCTS TO HELP YOU IMPROVE YOUR MANUFACTURING PROCESS QUICK COUPLINGS Temperature control units are usually connected to the application (e.g. reactor) with insulated hose lines. The separation points are usually equipped with metal-sealing glands. The quick couplings available on the market are usually neither suitable for the temperature range nor for the broad range of temperature control media. High pressure drops often result in a poor performance of the overall system. Another problem is disconnecting the temperature control unit from the application – so far; the circulator always had to be emptied. Huber Kältemaschinenbau therefore developed new quick couplings that meet the special requirements for temperature control applications and safely prevent the escape of thermofluid when disconnecting. The new quick couplings guarantee an optimum flow, low pressure loss and good heat transfer. All components are made of stainless steel and with high-quality, durable sealing compounds for safe operation. Minimum axial coupling forces required due to a bayonet locking device. Optional equipment on request, e.g. ATEX approval for Zone 2 or dust and insulation caps. HUBER KÄLTEMASCHINENBAU +49 (0) 781 9603-0 | WWW.HUBER-ONLINE.COM TEMPERATURE DATA LOGGER The TR-71nw supports automated, error-free data collection, remote monitoring and alerting with a simple Ethernet LAN connection. Features include: • 2 Channel Temperature Monitoring • Ethernet connection to a Local Area Network • Automatic Uploads to TandD’s FREE WebStorage Service through the Internet • Web Based Alert emails • Free ThermoWeb App for both iOS and Android • Easy Setup with Free Software via USB connection • The system supports web based and local data archiving • Accepts Power Over Ethernet or Runs on 2 x AA Batteries for up to 1.5 Years The TR-71nw measurement range is -40 to 110°C (Supplied Sensor) or -60 to 155°C (Optional Sensor: Fluoropolymer Coated Type) with resolution of 0.1°C. Measurement units can be in centigrade or fahrenheit. TANDD CORPORATION (518) 669-9227 INQUIRIES@TANDD.COM WWW.TANDD.COM SOFTWARE UPDATE Mitutoyo America Corporation announced the latest version of MeasurLink software with a variety of functional improvements. Based on user feedback, MeasurLink 8.0 builds on the functionality of the previous version of the best-selling software, allowing an operator to collect data from most measuring instruments, and analyze, monitor and manage the results to monitor the production process in real-time. The latest version of the data management software re-introduces the Gage Management module, along with support for managing multiple measurement specifications. The Gage Management module assists users in developing, maintaining, organizing and managing information about the gages, including service intervals, GR&R dates, recall dates and general gage event history. MeasurLink is available with floating/ concurrent license options for multi-seat packages. This is a flexible, cost-effective option to include more users without purchasing additional seats. Upgrades can be integrated during installation or added to an existing installation. All MeasurLink® 8 editions ship with a copy of Microsoft® SQL Server Express Edition 2014 SP 1 which can be used in standalone or workgroup installations. All MeasurLink® 8 editions are supported on the following Microsoft® Windows® Operating Systems versions: all Windows® 7 versions and all Windows® 8 versions. Both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems are supported. MITUTOYO AMERICA CORPORATION (888) MITUYOYO WWW.MITUTOYO.COM MICROSCOPES Leica Microsystems launches the Leica DM4 M and Leica DM6 M upright microscopes for materials investigation. The systems are designed for imaging, measurement, and analysis of similar features across many samples and materials. While the Leica DM4 M is designed for manual routine inspection, the Leica DM6 M is capable of fully automated materials analysis. Automated functions such as the Illumination and Contrast Manager make users’ work lives easier because they reduce complex adjustments to the push of a button. Both instruments are equipped with LED illumination. For applications such as steel inclusion rating, particle analysis, phase or grain analysis, users benefit from expert modules of the Leica Application Software (LAS). The Illumination and Contrast Manager supports users by automatically recognizing the selected contrast technique and objective in use, accurately opening and closing the aperture and field diaphragms, and adapting the light intensity accordingly. LED illumination takes care of homogenous lighting with a constant color temperature at all intensity levels and any microscope setting. This way, the camera setting and white balance can remain constant as well and do not need adjusting. LEDs are energy-efficient, radiate little heat, and last up to 25,000 hours. LEICA MICROSYSTEMS GMBH | WWW.LEICA-MICROSYSTEMS.COM AC MEASUREMENT STANDARD The 5790B AC Measurement Standard is an ac voltage and current measurement or transfer standard designed for the most demanding calibration applications. It combines the accuracy one would expect from a thermal transfer standard with the ease of use of a digital multimeter. Absolute ac voltage measurement uncertainties are as low as plus-or-minus 24 ppm (one year, 23 degrees C plus-or-minus 5 degrees C). The 5790B is designed to meet the complete ac voltage, current, and wideband verification requirements of the Fluke Calibration 5730A, 5720A, and 5700A Multifunction Calibrators; 5522A, 5502A, and 5500A Multi- Product Calibrators; plus other calibrators, amplifiers like the 5725A and 5205A/5215A, transfer standards, and ac voltmeters. Built on the legacy of the 5790A and the Fluke solid-state Thermal RMS sensor, the versatile Fluke Calibration 5790B offers all of the performance and features of the 5790A and also many new capabilities, including: • New user interface and touch screen display — the new 5.5-inch touchscreen display allows users to see more information on the screen, reducing the need to switch between menus. • Calculation free, absolute current measurements with Fluke A40B current shunts— 5790B’s can now make direct, absolute or relative current measurements with current shunts without needing to make any calculations. The interface now allows users to input and save characteristics and coefficients such as shunt serial numbers, calibration constant values (24 ac/dc, 5 loading error points) to automate the ACI-to-ACV conversion calculations. • Expanded wideband range (50 Mhz) — a new “/5” wideband option expands the bandwidth to 10 Hz to 50 Mhz, allowing users to calibrate more devices with a single standard. • Improved statistics - Statistics allow users to easily gather measurement samples over a set period of time – providing min, max, average, Standard deviation, and peak to peak data while still viewing the main measurement. • Waveform Calculator - ability to view waveform calculations on the main display for four common waveforms: peak-to-peak sine, square, triangle, and truncated waveforms. FLUKE CALIBRATION (877) 355-3225 | WWW.FLUKECAL.COM/5790B. MEASURING SYSTEM Based on its own patented tyre material technology, the Sonatest WheelProbe 2 – or ‘WP2’ – allows faster and more efficient scan mapping of large composite, aluminum and other metal surfaces. As the best alternative to immersion inspection, the WheelProbe 2 offers a 1mm near surface resolution in the latest composite materials using a 5MHz array. Available also with 10MHz, 3.5MHz and 2MHz versions, the WP2 is capable of measuring flaws in other more attenuating materials. Weighing only 1Kg and 45% lighter than the earlier generation, this more versatile model offers distinct advantages for the operator, especially when scanning large areas upside down. The WP2 offers features such as adaptable handles, adjustable laser guidance, LEDs for alarm feedback, remote control with start/stop, indexing and reset buttons as well as the on-probe remote display, The WP2 also has a detachable connection making cabling an economic and convenient ‘spare part’, which can be replaced in seconds, reducing downtime and increasing equipment utilization. This also makes it easy to select the best cable length to suit the inspection task at hand. Designed for both manufacturing and maintenance applications and environments, WP2 makes exhaustive scanning of large areas more efficient than ever, saving time and providing comfort and confidence to its operator. SONATEST INC. (210) 697-0335 | SALES@SONATESTINC.COM | WWW.SONATEST.COM GONIOMETER EYEPIECE Titan Tool Supply, Inc., announced the latest advancement in its modular tool microscope system with the introduction of the new model AME-5M angle measuring goniometer eyepiece. The AME-5M measures over 360° to an accuracy of 5’ (minutes) by the use of a rotary Vernier and crosshair eyepiece. It features an easy-to-read white scale on a black background and can be enlarged by a 10X magnifier. It is ideal for checking cutting tool geometry and angular measurement, Titan Tool states. An optimal use for the new AME-5M eyepiece is in conjunction with the Titan Tool modular tool microscope system, according to the company. The modular concept enables the user to attain magnifications from 3X to 800X using a choice of three body styles, three mounting brackets, two illuminators, and two video adapters. All images are optically correct, Titan Tool states, and parts may be used individually or assembled together to create an inexpensive measuring microscope. Three basic microscope frames (straight in-line, 90° and 45°) are offered with variable magnifications from 10X and 20X at 7.97 inches working distance to 800X. Three different rack-and-pinion mounting fixtures feature X-Y-Z adjustments. Two styles of illuminators, including a cold light, fiber optic ring model that eliminates shadows and blind spots are available. In addition, either of the two video adapters can be used to allow convenient viewing of the image on a video monitor. The company says that these sturdy, welldesigned components permit the user to build a microscope-video system as simple or sophisticated as needed. The toolscope building block concept allows complete alignment capabilities for many fixturing adaptations such as alignment of electrodes to the workpiece for welding, alignment of grinding and slicing wheels, alignment of fiber optic systems to each other, and in micro-electronics for assembly and alignment on grinders. A system can handle work pieces up to 7 inches in length. TITAN TOOL SUPPLY, INC. (716) 873-9907 INFO@TITANTOOLSUPPLY.COM WWW.TITANTOOLSUPPLY.COM MOBILE DATA COLLECTION TrackVia announced new mobile offline functionality to help manufacturers simplify and streamline their critical and complex production processes. The new offline capabilities allow workers to collect data on a mobile device from anywhere in their facilities or out in the field with a weak internet connection - or no connection at all. Once their mobile device establishes a connection, all data is synced automatically and instantly. An estimated two-thirds of manufacturers still rely on paper-based methods for managing quality, tracking inventory or doing audits and inspections. This is not only time and labor intensive, but also prone to errors, which often leads to lost revenues and increased operational costs. TrackVia eliminates this problem by uniting manufacturers with all their critical data, processes and reporting in one easy-to-use solution that’s accessible on any mobile device. Unlike traditional ERP or quality management solutions used by manufacturers, TrackVia is a cloud-based solution that includes built-in mobile capabilities. No separate software or special hardware is required. TrackVia works with iOS and Android devices, including phones and tablets. TrackVia also provides native mobile app capabilities, which means users can do things like take photos, scan barcodes and even capture signatures. TrackVia’s simple user interface is not only fast and easy to use, but it’s also fully customizable. This means that manufacturers can tailor their application to match their exact process needs. It also means that users can easily adjust their application as their processes change or evolve. Furthermore, TrackVia can be rapidly implemented in a matter of days or weeks. TRACKVIA HTTP://TRACKVIA.COM SOFTWARE UPDATE Hexagon Metrology unveiled PC-DMIS 2015, the newest version of its software for the collection, evaluation and management of measurement data. PC-DMIS is the flagship software package for Hexagon Metrology measurement devices and a range of other measurement equipment in the marketplace. This new release offers significant improvements for the inspection of point cloud data captured during scanning operations. Other enhancements have been developed for the tools, workflow and overall user experience. In this updated release, many improvements have been made to enhance the user experience, including a redesigned execution timer that is more accurate and respects partial execution. Improved probe animation increases offline programming efficiency. A new QuickGD&T selection speeds measurement routine building by creating all necessary features, datum definitions and dimensions with a single click. Point cloud tools have also been upgraded to provide a simulation of the scan stripe for DCC CMMs, ensuring full target area exposure. The meshing tool now allows real-time data meshing during the scanning process, dramatically speeding up reverse engineering projects. Also included in PC-DMIS 2015 is a new cross-section tool, which creates deviation annotations directly in the graphics display for quick reference as well as archive reporting. Other product highlights include new and improved sheet metal inspection tools for AutoFeatures to boost accuracy and reliability for complex geometries. PC-DMIS 2015 also introduces a new measurement strategy for optical CMMs, which provides measure-as-you-go functionality for measuring features that are too large to fit in the “Live View” field-of-view. With the new strategy active, users simply generate alternate active and void targets with multiple, quick-and-easy mouse clicks, while ignoring areas of non-interest. HEXAGON METROLOGY WWW.HEXAGONMETROLOGY.US DIGITAL IC AMPLIFIER Mahr Federal has introduced the Millimar C1200, a new low-cost easy-to-view and easy-to-use Digital IC Amplifier. Incorporated in the C1200 is a new high resolution, high color contrast display that provides clear and very responsive analog readings with selectable scales. Users can view the analog scale, numeric digital readings, or both. Display range is }5000 ƒÊm and reading resolution 0.1 ƒÊm. The display may be adjusted to the ideal viewing angle (0o to 90o) and the C1200 unit can also be wall-mounted. The C1200 is powered by five standard "AA" cell rechargeable batteries, or by external power supply. When battery operated, the compact lightweight unit (<1.4 lbs) is fully portable for use anywhere. Single probe input using "Mahr" probe specification accommodates standard or long-range inductive probes. Data output is available using MarConnect cables for Digimatic, Opto- RS 232, or USB interface. Output type is auto-sensed by the cable connected to it. External wireless may also be used. Operating features are set up using an integrated 5-button keypad. Features such as unit selection (in/mm/ƒÊm), normal/ reverse polarity, measuring range, preset, factor, and tolerance entry are easily set up by visual menu options. When tolerances are used the display shows pass/fail status using green/red color on the backlit display. The Millimar C1200 model replaces the 1200IC amplifier. MAHR FEDERAL INC. (800) 343-2050 INFORMATION@MAHR.COM WWW.MAHR.COM
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