CALIPERS Mitutoyo America Corporation announces the renewal of our 500 Series IP67 ABSOLUTE Digimatic Coolant-proof Calipers. Product highlights include: • Incorporates Mitutoyo’s ABSOLUTE measurement system. No need to reset the origin. • The automatic power on/off shuts down the LCD after 20 minutes of inactivity, but the ABS scale origin is unaffected. Power is restored to the display when the slider is moved. • Can be integrated into statistical process control and measurement systems • Larger LCD of 9 mm, a 22% increase in height for improved visibility • Extended battery life of 5 years has been achieved due to low-current integrated circuit • Easy to operate with advanced ergonomic design that uses only one button • Battery cap does not require a screw driver for simplified battery replacement Mitutoyo IP67 ABSOLUTE Coolant-proof calipers can be used in workshop conditions exposed to coolant, water, dust or oil. 100% air-leak test ensures every caliper conforms to IP67. MITUTOYO AMERICA CORPORATION | (630) 820-9666 | MARKETING@MITUTOYO.COM | WWW.MITUTOYO.COM MODULAR CLEAN LABS Modular Clean Labs feature a modular construction design that is cost effective and time efficient compared to traditional construction. An entire laboratory workspace is pre-engineered including the structure and the lab furniture/fume hoods to outfit the interior. Modular Clean Labs wall panels have a white fiberglass surface for chemical resistance and excellent light reflectivity. Because of the modular construction, the structure can be easily assembled, modified in the future, or disassembled and moved if required. Ceiling HEPA filtration is designed to meet needs from just a cleaned up area from the surrounding environment to class 1000 (ISO 6). Door, lighting and electrical options are provided as requested. MODULAR CLEAN LABS | (800) 779-4362 | WWW.HEMCOCORP.COM/MODRMS.HTML SOFTWARE The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is widely used in various fields of industry and science because it is one of the most versatile imaging and measurement instruments. SEMs allow users to see details 1,000 times smaller than a conventional microscope. On the downside, images obtained by SEMs are two-dimensional and black and white (this is of course normal, as SEMs use electrons and not photons - or light rays - for visualization). To make SEM images easier to interpret by the human eye, researchers spend hours “colorizing” their images manually before publishing them (in general, readers like a red blood cell to be red.) The international scientific and industrial community now has at its disposal a new tool developed by Digital Surf, Mountains® 7.3 software, which will enables colorization of an object with just one click of the mouse. Behind this new easy-to-use and seemingly “magic” tool, Mountains® 7.3 software performs over 30 successive mathematical operations in order to distinguish different objects in the image. In the previous 7.2 version of the software, Digital Surf had already made it possible for SEM users to turn their 2D images into 3D models, an operation that requires hundreds of billions of instructions for a microprocessor. Digital Surf is now the only company on the market to provide a comprehensive software solution for processing SEM images, as well as single all-in-one software solution for analyzing data (surfaces and images) obtained by any type of microscope. DIGITAL SURF HTTP://WWW.DIGITALSURF.COM/EN/ABOUTDS.HTML FIXTURE SYSTEM The Inspection Arsenal™ quick-swap fixture system enhances the value of Fowlers new zCAT portable DCC CMM. Phillips Precision, Inc., and Fowler High Precision share the philosophy of presenting creative, high quality, affordable solutions that are made locally. New for the zCAT, a custom base was designed with four locations that accept Loc-N-Load™ quick-swap fixture plates. Two bundled configurations are available that include 6x6” and 6x12” fixture plates, a specially designed removable qualifying ball plate, and a versatile angle plate. Also included is a work holding kit versatile enough to hold most any part. The Loc-N-Load™ fixture system enhances the easy “teach and repeat” mode that sets the zCAT apart. Once programmed, the zCAT takes over ensuring precise, repeatable results as many times as necessary. By fixturing on quick-swap plates, inspectors can change parts in and out without building and breaking down setups. Several unique parts can be setup or multiples of the same part fixtured and programs repeated. Affordable plates can be dedicated and kept with the job box for fast, repeatable setups. These two products offer similar benefits. They are an affordable solution to companies just starting out with automated inspection or those wanting to complement existing CMMs. Both Inspection Arsenal™ and zCat help to break inspection bottlenecks with a short learning curve and by speeding inspections on the shop floor – inspections that can be conducted by anyone. Inspection Arsenal™ also offers companies an opportunity to standardize across all CMMs with its full line of interlocking fixture plates and non-marring work holding. PHILLIPS PRECISION, INC. AND FOWLER HIGH PRECISION WWW.FIXTURE-UP.COM WWW.FOWLERPRECISION.COM VIDEOSCOPES Titan Tool Supply, Inc., announced the introduction of its new line of TVT Series videoscopes to provide high-quality remote visual inspections for quality control. Lower in cost than comparable videoscopes, the new TVT line includes five different models with working lengths from 1m (40”) to 3m (118”) and three diameters (2.8mm, 4.5mm and 6mm). Titan Tool states that the 2.8mm diameter model enables inspections through extremely small openings. The videoscopes are designed for use in aviation maintenance, casting inspection, cavity inspection, diesel engine repair, gasoline engine repair, locomotive maintenance, ship maintenance, and other areas and application where remote visual inspection is needed. The new TVT Series videoscopes feature an easy-to-use mechanized (rather than manual) joystick that uses input to directly control camera articulation. This results in smooth and accurate control of the articulating tip with immediate response to the joystick inputs. It also allows the camera tip to be steered through narrow bores, channels, and through complex curves, according to the company. The camera will hold its position even when pressure on the joystick is released. The new TVT Series videoscopes also feature a 4.3 in. Monitor with resolution from 160,000 to 440,000 pixels and image sensor of 1/18, 1/10, or 1/8 in. Depending on model. Depthof- field is 5mm to 50mm or 15mm to infinity with articulation either 2-way or 4-way (also depending on model). The sheathing is abrasion-resistant, and each unit is packed in a heavyduty case that also includes an 8 GB SD card, Li-ion battery pack, and a battery charger. TITAN TOOL SUPPLY, INC. | (716) 873-9907 INFO@TITANTOOLSUPPLY.COM | WWW.TITANTOOLSUPPLY.COM PROBE OGP® (Optical Gaging Products) offers enhanced measurement capability with its Feather Probe™ micro-metrology sensor. Feather Probe is one of the many specialized sensors available in the OGP multisensor toolbox. This tactile probe uses resonance as its trigger mode. Feather Probe tips can be as minimal as 100 microns in diameter, and exhibit trigger forces well below 1 milligram. These characteristics make Feather Probe perfect for measuring extremely small features, as well as fragile or easily-deformed features. Typically protected behind a cover when not in use, Feather Probe styli can be automatically deployed into the measurement area whenever needed, and retracted out of the way when not in use. One significant enhancement to Feather Probe is Dynamic Resonance Mode. With Dynamic Resonance, the controller constantly monitors probe resonance to detect potential environmental effects such as temperature, air motion, and vibration. With such tiny probes and miniscule probe forces, these external factors can have an adverse effect on measurement accuracy. When such a resonance-altering effect is detected, the controller dynamically adjusts Feather Probe resonance to eliminate the external influences. Feather Probe is also equipped with an improved deployment mechanism. This deployment mechanism, which moves the probe into and out of the measurement area, now seats securely into a robust kinematic mounting system, ensuring improved measurement repeatability. Feather Probe 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. ZONE3 supports simultaneous use of multiple sensors, making appropriate tools available for complex measurement tasks. ZONE3 represents the state-of-the-art in 3D metrology software. OGP | WWW.OGPNET.COM QVI | WWW.QVII.COM PORTABLE LASER SCANNER Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced the release of the new Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8, a portable laser scanner for large volume inspection applications such as automotive sheet metal, aerospace mold tools, large industrial castings and more. Design-focused on improved usability, the handheld 3D scanner allows shop floor operators, regardless of experience, to easily and quickly capture complex point-cloud data. The LAS-20-8 laser scanner works in tandem with the ultraportable Leica Absolute Tracker AT960, and offers enhanced performance for manual freeform surface inspections on intricate workpieces, even those with dark or shiny metallic materials. The product’s ease-of-use and ability to auto-adjust laser intensity for different surface types dramatically minimizes training requirements, enabling novice operators to scan worry-free with confidence. The lightweight, ergonomic LAS-20-8 is optimized for portable metrology applications requiring effective measurement volumes up to 196.85 ft. With an IP50 rating and a convenient battery power option, the scanner can be utilized almost anywhere on the factory floor or in the field. The scanner synchronizes with the laser tracker, enabling fast transitions between scanning, probing and reflector measurements. Newly integrated haptic technology adds a new level of user feedback during operation, along with acoustic and visual guidance for the best possible results. Using the main trigger button of the scanner, the operator can select pre-set measurement profiles on-demand, such as an 8-in. Wide scan line for maximum coverage of large surfaces or a smaller scan line with up to 13 micron point spacing for small complex surface geometry. The LAS-20-8 laser scanner integrates seamlessly with the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960, Leica T-Probe. The laser scanner uses the same software interface as Hexagon’s ROMER Absolute Arm product line, enabling experienced operators to immediately apply their existing knowledge to system checks, compensation and certifications. The Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8 is now available to order worldwide via local Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence commercial operations and dealers, with shipment commencing immediately. HEXAGON MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENCE WWW.HEXAGONMI.COM CLOSED-LOOP CONTROL Sciaky, Inc. announced that it has introduced a patented closed-loop control, called IRISS™, for its industry- leading Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing™ (EBAM) systems. IRISS, which stands for Interlayer Real-time Imaging & Sensing System, provides consistent process control for part geometry, mechanical properties, microstructure, and metal chemistry for large-scale 3D printed parts. This innovative closedloop control, which is exclusive to Sciaky EBAM systems, monitors the metal deposition process in real time and makes adjustments to the process parameters that compensate for variation throughout the build process. EBAM systems utilize wire feedstock, which is available in a variety of metals such as titanium, tantalum, niobium, tungsten, molybdenum, Inconel, aluminum, stainless steels, nickel alloys, and more. As a widely scalable metal 3D printing solution, (in terms of work envelope), Sciaky’s EBAM systems can produce parts ranging from 8 inches (203 mm) to 19 feet (5.79 meters) in length. EBAM is also the fastest deposition process in the metal additive manufacturing market, with gross deposition rates ranging from 7 to 20 lbs. (3.18 to 9.07 kg) of metal per hour. Plus, with a dual wirefeed option, you can combine two different metal alloys into a single melt pool to create “custom alloy” parts or ingots. In addition, you can change the mixture ratio of the two materials to create “graded” parts or structures. PHILLIPS SERVICE INDUSTRIES, INC. WWW.PSI-ONLINE.COM SOFTWARE Hertzler Systems Inc. has released the latest version of its flagship GainSeeker® Suite SPC Software. The newest release makes disparate manufacturing data even more accessible and actionable. Users can triage, prioritize, address issues faster and more reliably, and uncover hidden opportunities to increase revenue, grow margins, and improve asset performance. The GainSeeker platform contains applications for Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), Defect Management, and costly Overpack in a single software package. It also includes a new browserbased analysis tool to quickly and securely analyze your data from any device A new face for Mobile Gainseeker Analysis - GS Analyze. GS Analyze is a new browser-based analysis tool that delivers charts and analysis to a browser without installing software on the user’s computer. Other Version 8.5 highlights include: • PC Collect: enhancements and new features for PC-based data collection The PC Collect module includes several new features. The Pythonbased integration platform was enhanced to extend the functionality of PC Collect. This includes support for OPC Servers and RS-232 Device Profiles, greatly expanding the number and variety of devices supported by the system. A Planned Inspection feature was added to make it easier to set up and maintain inspections, especially across similar parts and/or processes. Planned Inspections can be used with either the PC Collection Module or the GS Collect mobile app. • GainSeeker Chart Slideshows The GainSeeker Charts module was enhanced with a new Slideshow feature. Users can queue a slideshow of charts and dashboards in fullscreen mode on any monitor, making it easy to visualize data across work centers or the entire plant. HERTZLER SYSTEMS INC. WWW.HERTZLER.COM UNIVERSAL GAGE The Multimar 844 T Universal Measurement Gage from Mahr Federal takes your large ID and OD gaging to the next level. Built on a finely ground, hard chrome-plated column, and available in a range of sizes, the Multimar 844 T can measure Ods and Ids up to 2500 mm with extreme sensitivity and accuracy. New Multimar 844 T gages now include a number of improved features that make them more precise, more stable, and more flexible than ever. Improvements to the 844 T include a new precision guideway with ball bearings on the moveable arm to improve reliability and repeatability. New stop elements include 3-point support for tilt measuring motion on the workpiece. New heat isolating handles reduce thermal influences, and the Multimar 844 T now comes with a set of mounting stands to hold the gage when not in use, which helps prevent damage to the gage. The Multimar 844 T can be fitted with any measuring indicator with an 8 mm mounting shank, including new wireless indicators for easy data collection with no cables. The stationary measuring arm can be moved along the column for coarse adjustment, and constant measuring force is applied due to a built-in measuring force spring. Both the direction of the measuring force and the measuring arms can easily be changed for either external or internal dimensions. Gages larger than 1000 mm (39.75 in.) Incorporate a carbon fiber reinforced plastic tube to lighten the gage without losing stability. These features make the Multimar 844 T a very versatile and flexible instrument. Measuring applications include: Ids and Ods; external and internal thread measurements; centering shoulders, narrow collars, recesses and grooves; external and internal tapers; external and internal gear tooth profiles; and more. Its tubular shape and robust construction also make the 844 T very easy to use. But what makes the Multimar 844 T so versatile is the wide range of measuring arms, anvils, mounting attachments and depth stops available. Anvils and tips are available in a wide variety of shapes and configurations, including threads, flat and spherical shoulders, blades and round faces. MAHR FEDERAL INC. (800) 343-2050 MKT.NAFTA@MAHR.COM HTTP://WWW.MAHR.COM
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