MAGNETIC MINI SQUARE V BLOCK R&R Fixtures Magnetic mini square V block allows you to hold the smallest ferrous parts you can make. The square V block can be easily mounted and positioned anywhere on your plate using locating stops. It makes holding any steel parts especially cylindrical, even easier with its light magnetic force. R&R FIXTURES (616) 847-6045 WWW.RRFIXTURES.COM HARDNESS TESTING SYSTEM LECO Corporation introduced the AMH55 hardness testing system. The AMH55 allows users to maximize their productivity and easily measure impressions on various surface conditions with accurate micro/macro-indentation hardness testing available in fully automatic, semi-automatic, and lite configurations. The AMH55 introduces LECO’s innovative Cornerstone® brand software to LECO’s hardness testing platforms, for increased usability, simplified reporting, and streamlined analysis times. With the AMH55 data and results can be tailored to each user’s specific needs, making it a valuable resource for any laboratory needing precise and productive hardness testing. Highlights of the AMH55 include automated instrument operation, which combines the tasks of sample testing, measuring, converting, and documenting into one automated instrument. Advanced image recognition technology broadens the measuring capabilities on various types of sample surfaces. The Cornerstone brand software gives the user complete control over their analysis parameters, method settings, calibrations, reporting and more. A touch-screen interface with automatic software capabilities, such as simultaneous auto alignment and auto parfocal adjustment, delivers increased speed, ease-of-use, and repeatability to the analysis. An optional advanced analysis module further details the analysis with a color hardness and contour map feature, as well as auto indent placement. The AMH55 is available in several model configurations, so users can choose the model that best fits their application. Models include the AMH55 automatic, semi-automatic, and lite configurations, each easily upgradeable to the fully automatic version when the time is right. LECO CORPORATION (269) 985-5496 INFO@LECO.COM WWW.LECO.COM ROBOTIC INSPECTION SYSTEM Lakeview Vision & Robotics (LVR) announced the availability of a pioneering, vision-guided robotic inspection system that provides both automated inspection and decision making via an exclusive process monitoring tool. The low-cost LVR inspection system, which utilizes an ST Robotics R12 articulated robot arm, a high-density camera and precision algorithms, can substantially increase the quality of product manufacturing while decreasing labor and product liability costs. LVR’s vision-guided robot system surpasses the standard techniques currently used on the manufacturing floor, and at a fraction of the cost. The robotic system can inspect 100% of parts, thereby eliminating the traditional sampling method. It can also make multidimensional, high-speed measurements to 0.001 inches, often in less than one minute. The easy-to-use technology features graphical user interfaces (GUI), requires very little training, can be used for multiple parts, and consumes a small manufacturing footprint. In addition to inspection, the adaptive, flexible robot system can also sort and package. LVR has initially addressed the orthopedic marketplace, but the robot and vision system is applicable to any manufacturing environment where high tolerances and high quality are required. LAKEVIEW VISION & ROBOTICS (LVR) WWW.LVRSYSTEMS.COM MINI HANDHELD ANEMOMETERS The HHF-308 anemometer with wind chill function and the HHF-309 anemometer psychrometer with CFM/CMM and enthalpy, from OMEGA, are economical and ideal for monitoring the outdoor environment. These devices feature a compact, easy-to-use design with a large dual backlit LCD, and high accuracy. Applications include outdoor environmental studies: a safety must for winter campers, mountaineers and anyone that works or plays in cold windy environments. The HHF-309 is also ideal for HVAC technicians seeking to test and fine-tune the performance of an HVAC/R system. CE certified and 1-year warranty included on both models. OMEGA ENGINEERING (888) 826-6342 INFO@OMEGA.COM HTTP://WWW.OMEGA.COM PROBE Optical Gaging Products (OGP®), a division of Quality Vision International (QVI®), introduced its RP1500 Rainbow Probe optical measurement sensor to the metrology marketplace. Innovative OGP Rainbow Probe technology provides high resolution non-contact measurement by analyzing the optical spectrum of reflected light to measure surface height changes. Rainbow Probe can measure where other sensors cannot, easily characterizing transparent, translucent, fragile, liquid or easily deformable surfaces. A range of probes are available, each with a unique measuring range, working distance, axial resolution, accuracy, and spot size. The newest OGP Rainbow Probe, the RP1500, offers many measurement advantages. Its generous 32 mm working distance combined with an axial resolution of 40 nanometers make it the probe of choice for many measurement applications. The RP1500 probe barrel is relatively small and is deployable under program control, making it easy to combine with other measurement sensors on a single metrology system. The RP1500 is compatible with QVI ZONE3®, MeasureMind® 3D MultiSensor and VMS metrology software platforms. ZONE3, QVI’s premium CAD-based 3D metrology software, 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. Visual representation of the Rainbow Probe scan is provided by plots of color surface maps and deviation whiskers. ZONE3 supports simultaneous use of multiple sensors, making appropriate tools available for complex measurement tasks. OPTICAL GAGING PRODUCTS (OGP) WWW.OGPNET.COM SYRINGE TESTING JIG Lloyd Instruments’ range of materials testers and materials testing accessories for the medical device industry now includes a specially developed THS306-V2 syringe testing jig that is designed for evaluating both the force required to pull off the end caps from syringes as well as the force required to expel fluid through the syringe (the break-away force and the glide force). The versatile syringe testing jig not only enables two different tests to be performed, it also can accommodate both 125 ml and 30 ml syringes. The syringe testing jig is compatible with all Lloyd Instruments’ materials testing machines, including the 5kN LS1 single-column materials tester and a wide range of additional single- and dual-column materials testers. The jig consists of a rectangular frame mounted on the baseplate of the materials testing machine. The top plate of the jig has a centrally located hole and a pair of locking levers. Both 125 ml and 30 ml syringes can be attached vertically to the top plate using adapter plates, either pointing up, or down through the hole. A pair of rails is positioned halfway between the top and bottom plate. For end cap removal tests, each syringe is clamped vertically with the end cap pointing upwards. The end cap is held in the upper grip of a TG74 adjustable rear face grip, and the tensile force required to remove the plastic cap is measured. The force required to expel fluid from the syringe is measured by clamping the syringe so that it passes down through the hole. A removable bowl is used to receive the fluid expelled from the syringe. For larger syringes, the bowl is positioned on the bottom plate of the jig, while, for smaller syringes, it is positioned on the rails. The compression piston is brought down to the engage the top of the syringe plunger. The end cap is removed, and the force required to push out the fluid is measured. Lloyd Instruments is a brand of AMETEK Test & Calibration Instruments, which offers a comprehensive range of materials testing equipment for testing medical devices, pharmaceuticals, packaging, food, plastic and rubber. LLOYD INSTRUMENTS WWW.LLOYD-INSTRUMENTS.CO.UK AMETEK TEST & CALIBRATION INSTRUMENTS +44 (0) 1243 833 370 TEST.SALES@AMETEK.COM WWW.AMETEKTEST.COM PHOTODIODES Opto Diode Corporation, an ITW company, introduces the NXIR family of photodiodes, designed specifically for back-facet laser-monitoring applications that require improved performance in the near-infrared (NIR) spectrum from 700 nm to 1100 nm. The new NXIR product line expands the company’s popular high performance SXUV and UVG photodiode series designed to maximize measurement repeatability and reliability in high-powered UV laser-monitoring systems with affordable products optimized for near-infrared wavebands. The NXIR-RF36 and NXIR-RF70 near-IR / red-enhanced models offer reduced footprints and are ideally suited for integration with semiconductor lasers notably, Fabry-Perot (FP), distributed feedback (DFB), and vertical-cavity surfaceemitting lasers (VCSELs). The new devices have high responsivity of 0.65 A/W @ 850 nm, low capacitance of 5 pico-farads (pF) at 0 volts, and high shunt resistance, greater than 200 MO. The NXIR-RF36 has an active area of 0.36 mm2; the NXIR-RF70 has an active area of 0.70 mm2. The detectors are available in either waffle pack or dicing tape for high-volume shipments. Opto Diode’s third device in the series, the NXIR-5W, is optimal for high-power-laser monitoring that requires higher responsivity in the NIR spectrum. It can be utilized with YAG lasers used in biological, dental, and medical equipment, plus fluid dynamics, manufacturing, and military applications. The NXIR- 5W has high responsivity at 1064 nm with low reverse bias voltage of 10V. Other features include high responsivity of 0.45 A/W at 1064 nm, low dark current of 1nA, and low capacitance of 10 pF. The NXIR-5W is available in a hermetically-sealed, standard two-lead TO-5 package. OPTO DIODE CORPORATION SALES@OPTODIODE.COM WWW.OPTODIODE.COM
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