MEASUREMENT SYSTEM Optical Gaging Products (OGP®), a division of Quality Vision International (QVI®), now offers its large measurement volume SmartScope® Quest 800 multisensor dimensional measurement system to the metrology marketplace. With its generous 790x815x250 mm XYZ measurement volume and available 300 or 400 mm extended Z axis, SmartScope Quest 800 accurately measures very large parts or large arrays of smaller fixtured parts. For measurement stability, the Quest 800 optics/sensor head is mounted on a stable granite bridge over the worktable and moves only in the X and Z axes, while the worktable itself moves underneath in the Y axis. The innovative 10:1 TeleStar® telecentric zoom lens provides high-level optical performance and accurate video metrology. SmartScope Quest 800 is fully multisensor- capable with available touch trigger probe, SP25 continuous contact scanning probe with PH10 motorized probe head, patented on-axis TeleStar Plus interferometric TTL laser or offaxis DRS™ laser, and micro-probes to measure fragile parts or extremely small part features. SmartScope Quest 800 is available with QVI’s ZONE3® premium CAD-based 3D metrology software. ZONE3 features a clear, simple user interface, and its kinematic model simulates the machine, part, fixtures, and measuring sensor, updated in real time. Built-in productivity maximizing tools, integrated GD&T functionality, and visual validation of measurement intent offer speed and power to the measurement process. ZONE3 supports simultaneous use of multiple sensors, including multiple lasers, making appropriate tools available for complex measurement tasks. ZONE3 represents the state-of-the-art in 3D metrology software. OPTICAL GAGING PRODUCTS WWW.OGPNET.COM QUALITY VISION INTERNATIONAL, INC. WWW.QVII.COM CODEC Sensoray announced that its Model 2253P A/V Codec with GPS Receiver and Incremental Encoder Interfaces brings improved performance in the compact design necessary for pipeline inspection, mining, robotics and more. In addition, all operating power is supplied by a single USB port, giving the device the necessary flexibility for these applications. The device can simultaneously encode, decode and preview A/V content and is housed in a rugged, compact exterior. With the Sensoray Model 2253P device, multiple, independent video processors allow for two different video streams to be produced simultaneously from a single composite input. One of the streams can remain uncompressed so as to be useful for real time previewing, or both streams may be compressed. In addition, image transformations such as resolution, rotation and mirroring are independently configurable for each stream, as are compression type and bit rate. Each of the two multifunction ports included in the device can operate as an incremental quadrature encoder interface or as dual general purpose digital inputs (GPIO). Encoder counts, GPS data, and GPIO states can be monitored over the device’s USB connection, and real-time encoder counts and GPS data can be overlaid onto any video stream. Additionally, the Model 2253 is available as the Model 2253S, which features a sturdy metal enclosure with video, audio, USB and GPIO connectors, but does not include the GPS receiver or incremental encoder. SENSORAY | WWW.SENSORAY.COM/PRODUCTS/2253.HTM. 3-D MEASUREMENT SOFTWARE Verisurf Software, Inc. announced the release of Verisurf X9, software for 3D measurement. The new release includes the addition of Verisurf SOLIDS, a complete 3D solid modeling application, as well as major productivity enhancements to each of the modules that comprise the Verisurf solution – CAD, MEASURE, ANALYSIS and REVERSE. Three components, which were previously cost add-ons, are now included in the Verisurf CAD module: creation and editing of solid models; raster-to-vector conversion of images and photos; true shape nesting of 3D geometry for use in composite materials, 3D printing and many other applications. New Speed Menu options for point cloud and mesh objects greatly reduce the time necessary to scan, align and inspect part data. In the improved point cloud display with shading, the fine details of live scans look great and appear in real-time, as the data is collected. Analysis functionality has been optimized for increased speed and accuracy when using large scan data with the capability to process and display one million points per second in real-time. These enhanced capabilities have enabled new productivity features, including a ‘Do It’ icon to run the macro for quick alignment, registration, analysis, and reporting. The new Verisurf Software functionality and added features are designed to make stationery coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), portable CMMs and 3D scanners more productive for automated inspection, guided assembly, and reverse engineering. Built on a powerful CAD platform, Verisurf Software provides a variety of manufacturing measurement solutions to meet the needs of the quality lab and inprocess applications on the shop floor. A full list of Verisurf X9 enhancements are available from Verisurf, the following are highlights: Verisurf CAD • Solid Modeling - creation and editing of solid models • Raster to Vector Conversion - automatically convert raster files to fully scalable vector files • True Shape Nesting - can be used to optimize the placement of many 3D parts on a CMM for automated inspection • Gap Flush Dimension - inspect Gap and/or Flush of scanned points to the CAD model • Integrated Verisurf Validate - can validate two files or validate a part file as the check file against the source part • Merge Files Tool - allows multiple CAD files to be brought into Verisurf all at once Verisurf MEASURE • Faster Real Time Scan & Display of Point Clouds - capable of processing and displaying up to one million points per second • Point Cloud Display Enhancement makes live scans look great; as data is collected, point normal are calculated in real-time • Auto Hole Axis improvements - can now create MBD tolerances from selected reference holes • Create MBD/GD&T annotations on Verisurf meshes and clouds. Verisurf ANALYSIS • “Dot It” Macro - Fast Align, Analysis and Reporting; significantly improves point cloud based inspection and reporting • Analysis Module Optimized for speed and accuracy of large scan data using clouds and meshes; enhanced graphics • Improved 3D PDF including better text, MBD/GD&T, default viewing, MBD/GD&T report option – AS9102, QFI output. • Report Consolidation - Quickly combine multiple reports into one Verisurf REVERSE • Expanded File Support for Importing/ Exporting Cloud or Mesh Files allows Verisurf Reverse to quickly and easily accept data from virtually any scan/ capture source or other software and export to all CAD, modeling or rendering applications • Point Cloud and Mesh Object Tools ‘Right Click’ Menu access tools for Reverse, Measure and Analysis modules. Provides ability to register multiple clouds or meshes to each other, align scan data to similar shaped CAD part, best fit alignment of scan data to CAD part and more • Mesh Smoothing - for better reverse engineering of surfaces VERISURF SOFTWARE, INC. WWW.VERISURF.COM CMM Advanced Industrial Measurement Systems (AIMS) fully shop-hardened Revolution® CMMs are a mobile 5-axis shop floor CMM featuring Renishaw technology including PH20 probe, scale systems, software controller, and more. Built in its Dayton, Ohio, facilities, it features a durable, roll-around base and sealed components that provide enhanced stable metrology performance even in the midst of a chaotic shop floor. Features include: • Shop-hardened design • Polymer cast base for thermal stability • Built-in vibration resistance • No shop air required • Uses standard 110 volt power • Monitor installed on left or right • Optional temperature compensation • Heavy duty locking castors • Internal wiring eliminates snags • Available in two sizes: 5.9.4 and 8.1 0.6 The Revolution® LM Series air bearing bridge configuration offers advanced measuring platforms fully equipped with next generation 5-axis probing technology combined with the speed and efficiency of linear motor power. This provides triple the productivity of conventional touch probe CMM’s with over five times the scanning productivity. These lab grade CMMs are designed with advanced CAD design technology and feature flexible and precise instruments able to carry out measurements both in point-to-point mode as well as continuous measurements with contact sensors and lasers. Revolution® LM Series Lab Grade CMM technical highlights include: • Worktop structure with granite work plate incorporated, three points supporting system to the ground. • Large Z -axis ram in light aluminum alloy able to use wide range of motorized probe heads. • Mobile bridge is constructed of aluminum alloy for higher rigidity with lower weight to reduce inertia effects. Delivers greater accuracy and repeatability. • Linear motor magnetic drive system for the X and Y-axis provides smooth, quiet acceleration and linear velocity. No mechanical linkages, pulleys, or belts means the linear drive typically needs no regular maintenance. • Optical scales are free to expand lengthwise. The expansion coefficient is precisely determined on scales and the material guarantees a uniform reaction to temperature variations. The hysteresis of the scales is minimal as the steel scales are “floating” in the aluminum carrier. Resolution is 0. 1 microns. • Pneumatic counterbalance (adjustable) for Z. AIMS Renewal® Software for old systems provides a virtual connection between your existing CMM to Renishaw’s new MODUS™ CMM software. Most CMMs are in good condition, just the software is outdated. A software- only upgrade is a fraction of the price of a comparable new machine. Upgrading the CMM to MODUS™ software provides more capability with simple, fast and intuitive CAD-driven programming and easy to interpret graphical reports and includes: • Powerful CAD Capability • Programming Off-line and/or on-line straight from the CAD model reduces development time • Graphical Reports instead of reams of text • Industry standard DMIS programming language • I++ DME communication protocol with the CMM controller via AIMS Renewal® software • Certified measurement algorithms • Generate master data set (.cal file) for use with Renishaw Equator Gage ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS (AIMS) (937) 320-4930 WWW.AIMSMETROLOGY.COM MATERIALS TESTER Lloyd Instruments materials and force testers from AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments now include a specially developed jig for easy determination of peel strength of the aluminum foil on contact lens blister packs. Designed for use with a low force tester, such as the Lloyd Instruments LS1 materials testing machine, the jig features a self-adjusting sliding bed for true 90° peel tests. The blister pack testing jig is engineered for use with two contact lens blister packs, each containing individual lenses in a solution. One lens pack is clamped in the upper instrument grip, while the other is clamped and fitted into a special mount in the jig’s sliding baseplate. As the test machine’s crosshead is driven upwards, peeling the foil on the lower blister pack, the baseplate slides horizontally, to ensure that the peel force also is applied vertically. Peel strength is an important measurement parameter for contact lens packages. Too much strength and the blister package is difficult to open and there is the risk of a sudden opening resulting in the lens and fluid being ejected accidently. If the peel strength is too low, there is a chance that the foil lid could detach accidentally, for instance when carried in a bag or pocket, with loss of fluid and damage to the lens. With material testing and force measurements up to 1 kN (225 lbf), test speeds from 0.05 to 1270 mm/min and accuracy greater than 0.2%, the LS1 materials tester is ideally suited for this type of peel test applications. Tests can be fully automated through the addition of the NEXYGENPlus materials testing software. AMETEK TEST & CALIBRATION INSTRUMENTS +44 (0) 1243 833 370 TEST.SALES@AMETEK.COM WWW.AMETEKTEST.COM FIXTURE SYSTEM Inspection Arsenal™ Loc-N-Load™ fixture system is a puzzle-like, quick-swap fixture concept which consists of a docking rail (12, 18, or 30 in. Lengths) into which 5 sizes of plates firmly secure and release. Open-Sight™, the Vision fixture adaptation, also interchanges for multi-sensor machines. PHILLIPS PRECISION, INC. (508)869-3344 WWW.PHILLIPSPRECISION.CC WWW.FIXTURE-UP.COM MICROSCOPE Bruker announced the release of the first quantitative super-resolution microscope, the Vutara™ 352. The Vutara 352 offers speed, imaging depth, and resolution to deliver significant advantages over competing approaches, now also adding real-time quantitative capabilities. For the first time, this represents an entirely new dimension of functionality in super-resolution microscopy, including the ability to perform pair-correlation, co-location, cluster, and live-cell analysis with super resolution. The Vutara 352 is now also compatible with Bruker’s Opterra multi-point confocal microscope, creating a unique combination of super-resolution and confocal capabilities, where both instruments are designed for high-speed imaging. This enables the visualization of large-scale, high-resolution structural context in correlation with super-resolution imaging in even the most challenging live-cell applications. BRUKER CORPORATION HTTP://WWW.BRUKER.COM OPTICAL MEASURING SYSTEM Although modern digital measuring instruments are extremely reliable tools, operating errors may lead to gaps in the quality assurance process. The new ZEISS O-SELECT optical measuring system closes these gaps in the quality assurance process. Thanks to its high level of automation and ease of use, 2D measurements can be completed quickly and reproducibly. ZEISS O-SELECT was officially introduced in North America at The Quality Show in Chicago. The result is an optical measuring system that is automated during the generation of measuring programs and the measurement itself. Measurements are initiated at the push of a button: the operator places the workpiece in the measuring field and launches the program. Within seconds, the camera captures the contours, analyzes all characteristics and documents them in ZEISS PiWeb quality data management software. This measuring system is ZEISS’ solution for a wide range of industries – from automotive to electronics to plastics. ZEISS O-SELECT is particularly suitable for checking the dimensional accuracy of distances, radii or angles. Examples include punched and formed parts, injection- molded and laser-cut workpieces. Factors such as depth of focus and illumination play a key role in optical measurements. Operators can cause systematic measurement errors without noticing them simply by selecting the wrong settings. The consequences of an inaccurate configuration can result in deviations of several micrometers, in depth of focus for example. ZEISS O-SELECT automatically eliminates blurriness at the edges even if the operator cannot see it. The ZEISS measuring system automatically selects the right distance of the camera to the object, focuses the workpiece edges and maximizes contrast. Furthermore, the measuring machine calculates the illumination intensity that can vary from workpiece to workpiece Users also no longer have to waste time searching directories for the right program. ZEISS O-SELECT compares existing programs with the current workpiece and then reliably opens the right program. The measuring system automatically detects the location of the part, manual alignment is no longer required. CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIAL METROLOGY (800) 327-9735 WWW.ZEISS.COM/O-SELECT
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