WIRELESS MEASUREMENT The RoverBase is a mobile handheld that offers wireless communication with gages. The unit receives gage measurements wirelessly from an adapter and provides the operator with immediate visual feedback and basic analysis such as averages, ranges and histograms. The unit is a mobile solution for measurement collection in which the operator is free from cables, computer and is not restricted to any specific work area. The unit has a high-resolution color touch screen and simultaneously connects multiple brands and types of gages. It weighs 18.3 ounces, has a rechargeable lithium battery and can transfer measurements to any statistical process control (SPC) software. MICRORIDGE SYSTEMS INC. (541) 593-3500 WWW.MICRORIDGE.COM REPLY 600 QUALITY CONTROL SOFTWARE The release of ProFicient 4 further expands the software’s ability to integrate with enterprise manufacturing systems via automated data transfer. Enhancements for compliance reporting include new workflow capabilities to help ensure that data is collected at the necessary intervals for the required characteristics. A scheduler alerts operators of scheduled data collection tasks, and the software offers new options that help shop floor operators collect data. Operators have more flexibility to interact with the simplified interface and can map specific manufacturing processes to individual workstations. The new interface allows operators to view a checklist that shows all data collection tasks so they know exactly what to test and when. INFINITYQS INTERNATIONAL • (800) 772-7978 • WWW.INFINITYQS.COM • REPLY 602 PRODUCTION GAGING The Micro II comparator with threechannel air gage readout is available. The instrument is used for the inspection of internal and external taper in products such as machine tool and medical prostheses tapers. WESTERN GAGE CORP. (800) 423-5062 WWW.WESTERNGAGE.COM REPLY 601 LASER TRACKER API’s Tracker is a laser tracker for largescale metrology applications. The laser tracker allows operators to measure tooling and fixtures; error map machine tools and robots; align machines; and inspect parts, holes and contours. AUTOMATED PRECISION (240) 268-0400 WWW.APISENSOR.COM REPLY 603 LASER SCANNER The SLP-500 is a 3-D laser scanning probe with a laser line length of 50 millimeters and an accuracy of up to 20 microns, primarily used for mid- to large-sized objects such as molds, stampings and sheet metal. The laser probe can be used with the company’s fully integrated WS-Series and DS-Series lines of coordinate measuring machine (CMM)-based scanning systems as well as with other portable CMMs. In response to the needs of the automotive, aerospace, automobile and other industries that work with parts that may bend or warp when repositioned, the probes can be fully integrated with portable seven-axis articulated CMMs. By using a portable arm, the flexible part can remain stationary while the laser probe moves around it to capture the as-built geometry. The laser probe also can be integrated with the Renishaw PH10 indexing system used on many CMMs. LASER DESIGN (952) 884-9648 WWW.LASERDESIGN.COM REPLY 604 SNAP GAGES The Series 300P indicating snap gages are for use with cylindrical parts with narrow tolerance ranges. The gages are available in a variety of sizes with measuring capacity increasing in 1-inch increments up to 9 inches. The gages can be configured with a number of different indicators and all are fully adjustable with positive position locking at any point within the gaging range. With a standard dial indicator installed, the measuring range of the gages is 0.02 inch, with a resolution of 0.0001 inch. The gages also can accommodate digital indicators, air probes and electronic probes using the same standard 3/8-inch diameter mounting. With an electronic probe and an amplifier, resolution of 10 microinches can be achieved for tolerance measurements tighter than 0.0005 inch. MAHR FEDERAL INC. (800) 333-4243 WWW.MAHR.COM REPLY 605 ERP SOFTWARE Deacom 10.4 is integrated accounting and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software for building component and process manufacturers, with enhancements made to the integrated ERP system’s material requirements planning (MRP) and quality control (QC) capabilities. The current version builds on the software’s established functionality, which encompasses all the business processes of a manufacturer, from sales and purchasing to production, reporting and accounting. Now the integrated ERP system combines sales and production MRP data in one report. From a single screen, manufacturers can view current or timephased material requirements for their entire organization—including on-hand inventory, issued and reserved inventory, items in QC hold, job requirements, sales requirements not yet scheduled as jobs, pending purchase orders, forecasts and inter-company transfers. DEACOM (610) 971-2278 EXT. 15 WWW.DEACOM.NET REPLY 606 BORE HOLE INSPECTION A miniature confocal sensor with a diameter of 3.4 millimeters is available for the measurement of internal walls of bore holes with a diameter of at least 4 millimeters. The sensor, which is rotated by an electric stepper motor, can measure diameter, roundness, concentricity, tapers and straightness of bore holes. An integrated precision ball bearing system provides rotational stability. The system comprises a stainless steel measuring head with integrated mechanics, sensor probe, confocal sensor and two controllers. Similar to linear standard systems, confocal technology is suitable for different types of surfaces. The system does not require any reference points during measurements as it also can recognize edges and steps. At full power, tapered bore holes can only be partially measured, as the light spot is reflected past the optical system. However, in the case of a suitable surface, it is possible to measure the diffuse reflection if the power is reduced. MICRO-EPSILON +49 8542 168-225 WWW.MICRO-EPSILON.COM REPLY 607 THREAD GAGES Standard and special ring gages are available for virtually every type of thread, including American inch, metric, acme, buttress, straight and tapered pipe threads. All gages are manufactured to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards and are traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Hardchrome gages are guaranteed to be within the upper half of gagemakers’ tolerance and wear without chipping or peeling. In-house plating assures accuracy and consistent quality. GAGE ASSEMBLY CO. (800) 232-4243 WWW.GAGEASSEMBLY.COM REPLY 608 CMM SOFTWARE Camio 6.1 is multisensor coordinate measuring machine (CMM) software for fast measurement preparation and high-throughput inspection. Off-line programming now includes full CMM machine and probe simulation with faster and more powerful collision detection that guarantees ready-to-run DMIS part programs. In environments where multiple CMMs are used, a single seat of the product can be used to create part programs for use in high-throughput inspection mode on CMMs of different brands, types and sizes. Full 3-D simulation of CMM operation, including probes and even rotary tables, ensures that DMIS part programs arrive at CMMs ready-to-run, with no prove-out required. Full CMM simulation is available for bridge and horizontal arm CMMs. METRIS (810) 220-4360 WWW.US.METRIS.COM REPLY 609 CUTTING EDGE MEASUREMENT The MikroCAD system measures complex geometries of cutting edges in seconds. Using a high-resolution charge-coupled device (CCD) camera and digital stripe projection, the optical measuring system generates highly accurate 3-D data in the 1-micron range. Measurable geometries include radii, angles, chamfers, chipping and wear along the tool edge. In addition, the system has the ability to conduct pre-programmed multiple measurements. GFMESSTECHNIK (734) 449-8461 WWW.GFMESSTECHNIK.COM REPLY 610 FORCE TESTER The Model ESM301 force tester is for product integrity testing in quality control, manufacturing, and research and development areas. With a load capacity of 300 pounds, the tester is appropriate for a range of testing applications, including spring testing, peel testing, tensile testing and wire pull testing. The tester may be programmed and controlled via its front panel or via a PC. The tester’s configurability allows the operator to purchase individual features at time of order, or through an activation procedure in the field. MARK-10 CORP. (631) 842-9200 X13 WWW.MARK-10.COM REPLY 611 CALIBRATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE GAGEtrak calibration management software monitors scheduled and unscheduled calibrations, tracks gage locations, retrieves calibration records, generates work orders, produces calibration certificates, maintains equipment calibration and provides thorough reporting for management analysis. The integrated gage repeatability and reproducibility (R&R) module supports short form, long form, linearity, stability, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and attributes helping to maintain gage standards and calibration compliance. Customizable reports within the software allow users to analyze and stay ahead of trends. The software is ISO 9000, QS-9000, ISO-ANSI 17025, ISO 22000, TS16949, AS 9100 and FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant. CYBERMETRICS (800) 777-7020 WWW.CYBERMETRICS.COM REPLY 612 HIGH-PRECISION MEASUREMENT The VideoCheck EA provides compact, high-precision multisensor coordinate measuring machine using air bearing technology. Image processing is the primary sensor. Additional sensor options include laser, scanning, touch probes and the Werth fiber probe, as small as a 20-micrometer diameter. Probe magazines, articulated heads and rotary/tilt axes increase its flexibility. Applications include measurement of injection nozzles, turbine blade cooling holes, stents, tooling, automotive, electrical and plastics parts. WERTH INC. • (860) 399-2445 • WWW.WERTHINC.COM • REPLY 613 SPC SOFTWARE Synergy 3000 is statistical process control (SPC) software designed for global connectivity, intersystem integration and supplier quality management. Featuring a Microsoft SQL Server database engine, the suite consists of a series of real-time SPC applications that run on both Windows networks and Web browsers. The dual-platform architecture allows companies to customize the way they allocate system functionality among users. Windows options include the operator level for data collection, charting and corrective action; the engineer level for development of sampling plans and data analysis; the manager level for enterprisewide process monitoring and reporting; and the administrator level for database management, security and password maintenance. ZONTEC (513) 648-9695 WWW.ZONTEC-SPC.COM REPLY 614 WIRELESS MEASUREMENT The U-Wave system enables wireless data communication from a handheld measuring tool to a PC. With a cordless range of up to 60 feet, the system increases the flexibility of measurement data recording. With the system, the measurement station and PC do not need to be adjacent. Also, because the system is free of cable-to-PC constraints, operators can perform measurements on large workpieces with greater ease. And, by eliminating cabling issues, the system is suited for use with long measuring tools. The IP67-type system is dust and water ingress protected and can be used in combination with other IP67-rated metrology tools. Up to 100 measuring tools can be connected via one system, and up to 16 systems can be connected using commercially available USB hubs. MITUTOYO AMERICA CORP. (630) 820-9666 WWW.MITUTOYO.COM REPLY 615 VIDEO INSPECTION SYSTEM The 9700 Series video inspection system is built on an integrated solid granite base and vertical column for stability and accuracy. The measuring stage has an anodized 18- by 18-inch top plate with 12- by 12-inch travel, 0.00005-inch resolution via precision glass scales and 6-inch focus travel. Also included is LED surface and substage illumination, a high-resolution color camera with a 17-inch LCD flat screen monitor, electronic crosshair generator with automatic edge indicator, 30X to 180X par focal zoom lens and the choice of four Quadra-Chek DROs. The system also is available with two- or three-axis motorized stages, or full computer numerical control (CNC) three-axis controls with the Quadra-Chek 300 and 5000 Series DROs featuring video edge detection, image capturing, auto focus and programmable lighting. S-T INDUSTRIES INC. (800) 326-2039 WWW.STINDUSTRIES.COM REPLY 616 OPTICAL COMPARATOR The model MV-140-SE optical comparator provides an erect image for easier use. The unit comes standard with separate ultra-bright surface and profile illumination, which can be used independently or together. The comparator has 1-micron scales and a display that reads to 0.0001 inch. The stage is 4-½ by 19 inches with 8-inch horizontal and 4-inch vertical travel. Also included as standard is the MV-DRO2 digital readout. The part view function shows the relationship between all part features. It has a 5.7-inch LCD screen and can perform the direct measurement of circles, arcs, angles, points, lines, distance and perpendicularity. The readout provides auto-enter, looping and autofinish features. The digital readout also includes a 360-degree protractor, edge detection, multiple languages, output to SPC or printer, metric/inch conversion and skew capability. SUBURBAN TOOL INC. (888) 647-8665 WWW.SUBTOOL.COM REPLY 617 SPC BUDDY The new SPC Office Buddy 3.2 can automatically create a custom Excel report, first article or production part approval process (PPAP) using existing statistical process control (SPC) data in seconds. Cutting and pasting of data and tolerances is a thing of the past. Add either Minitab or Prolink charts directly to the Excel report without typing. Automatically launch the report directly from within QC-CALC as data is collected from a coordinate measuring machine (CMM). PROLINK INC. (860) 659-5928 WWW.PROLINKSOFTWARE.COM REPLY 618
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