MITUTOYO RA-6000CNC ROUNDNESS/CYLINDRICITY MEASUREMENT SYSTEM Mitutoyo announced the release of the RA-6000CNC, a custom-built CNC roundness/ cylindricity measuring system with best-in-class accuracy. The RA-6000CNC is designed to measure large-size, heavy, cylindrical workpieces generally associated with automotive, energy, marine and aviation industries. The main features of the RA-6000CNC include: • Designed for large size, heavy workpieces requiring roundness/cylindricity evaluations. • Highest rotational accuracy (0.05+6H/10000) µm among large-size roundness measuring systems. • Maximum table loading capacity of 772 lbs. (350kg). • Maximum probing diameter of 34.6” (880mm). • Maximum probing height of 41.3” (1050mm). • Measuring range, such as diameter and height, is customizable depending on customer requirements. MITUTOYO AMERICA CORPORATION (630) 820-9666 | MARKETING@MITUTOYO.COM | WWW.MITUTOYO.COM LINEAR MEASURING SYSTEMS MAHR FEDERAL MULTIMAR 36 B ID/OD INDICATOR GAGE Long a shop floor standard for precision ID and OD measurements, Mahr Federal’s Multimar 36 B Indicator Gage has been enhanced to accept a wider range of contacts and anvils, enabling measurement of pitch, gear diameters, threads, taper diameters and recesses, and more. It can also accept a Mahr Integrated Wireless Indicator for wireless data transmission. Handy and economical, the Multimar 36 B is available in both T-Plate and V-Plate styles and in two sizes. The 36 B ID/OD Indicator Gage can measure inside diameters from 0.75” to 9” and outside diameters from 0.25” to 9.5”, and can accept any indicator with an 8 mm mounting shank. The T-Plate configuration on the 36 B gives a diameter reading directly across the diameter (a third contact may be used as a side-stop or centralizer), while the V-Plate configuration is self-centralizing. Frequently used to inspect parts with odd number lobing conditions, the three “V” jaws measure the distance between the sensitive contact and the chord formed by the two reference contacts. This measurement bears a direct relationship to the diameter, with compensation made by a special ratio indicator so diameter is read directly. The 36 B ID/OD Indicator Gage features adjustable contact retraction, which allows for the measurement of grooves and races. Frictionless reedspring motion transfer facilitates repeatability, and gaging pressure is adjustable from 0-35 N/0-8 lb. The gage can be positioned at any angle from horizontal to vertical, and simply reversing the top-plates changes the measurement from ID to OD. The 36 B ID/OD Indicator Gage is supplied with JW-9 jaws, but special spherical contacts are available in steel and tungsten carbide. Doughnut shaped contacts as well as TC Ball and Pie Plate contacts are also available. MAHR FEDERAL INC. (800) 343-2050 MKT.NAFTA@MAHR.COM WWW.MAHR.COM METROLOG X4 I-ROBOT V7, SILMA X4 I-ROBOT V7 Metrologic Group presents the first all-in-one Online Robotic Inspection Software: Metrolog X4 I-Robot version v7 released December 2016. According to the company, Metrolog X4 I-Robot eliminates the need for several software packages and a complex integration to control a robotic cell. Metrolog X4 I-Robot controls both the Measuring device and the robot directly. A complementary product, Silma X4 I-Robot version V7, also to be released December 2016, allows complete robotic cell simulation. Metrolog X4 I-Robot software connects not only to the measuring device but also to the robot controller and “drive it like a CMMs,” providing a centralized brain to control the robotic inspection cell. The systems take advantage of the intrinsic measuring device accuracy and not from the robot’s which becomes a simple “manipulator”. Because the robot path is linked to the features to inspect, any new part or part design change can easily be (re)programmed. This approach eliminates the need for complex automation architectures and allows a CMM operator to rapidly learn how to take ownership and independently control a robotic inspection cell. METROLOGIC GROUP (248) 504-6200 INFO@METROLOGICGROUP.COM WWW.METROLOGICGROUP.COM MOREHOUSE INSTRUMENT PORTABLE AIRCRAFT, TRUCK SCALE CALIBRATION SERVICES Morehouse Instrument Company has added Portable Aircraft and Truck Scale Calibration Services to its Scope of Accreditation. This addition allows highly accurate portable scale calibrations up to 60,000 lbf. “Adding this type of high level accuracy scale calibration to our scope will enable us to offer accredited calibration services for companies needing accurate, hassle-free calibration,” Henry Zumbrun, Morehouse’s president, said. “Primary standards are the cornerstone of our calibration service, surpassing measurement uncertainties using secondary standards by 10 to 50 times.” The privately-owned firm is internationally known for ninety years of calibration integrity, designing, manufacturing, and selling test equipment and systems for force and torque calibration for a broad range of industries. MOREHOUSE INSTRUMENT COMPANY (717) 843-0081 PSMITH@MHFORCE.COM 4D TECHNOLOGY 4D INSPEC SURFACE GAUGE 4D Technology announced the 4D InSpec™ Surface Gauge, the first handheld, non-contact instrument that measures precision machined surface Defects and features with micrometerlevel resolution. The 4D InSpec employs 4D’s technology which enables rapid measurements that are unaffected by vibration present in most manufacturing environments. For the first time, QA/QC personnel using the 4D InSpec can take repeatable precision surface measurements in factory floor, machine shop and field service environments. Precision machined surfaces on turbine blades, drive train components and other critical parts may incur damage during production and may wear and corrode from use and/or environmental exposure. These surface defects can cause system failures with significant financial consequences and even catastrophic, loss-of-life events. Until now, QA/QC personnel have relied on visual comparison techniques to determine the severity of surface defects. These methods, however, are not precise or repeatable, which can result in missed defects and, more frequently, the costly rejection of parts that actually meet specifications. Nanoscale surface metrology systems can provide more reliable data, but these systems are too expensive, slow and susceptible to environmental factors for use on the shop floor. These instruments are also usually mounted in workstations that limit their capability to measure large components or to image defects in tight corners. Inspectors must create replicas of these surfaces that can then be measured—a costly, timeconsuming and imprecise operation. The 4D InSpec fundamentally changes how precision surface measurement is accomplished by enabling direct inspection of large and small components, right on the shop floor. Rugged and lightweight, the handheld gauge has a single cable tether to its computer and is designed to handle the rigors of daily use. The system measures surface defects between 0.1 and 100 mils (2.5 to 2500 micrometers) deep on a wide variety of part geometries. Its unique design makes it easy to access tight corners or reach across large surfaces. A “fold mirror” attachment enables borescope-like access to features without direct line of sight.4D Technology Corp., 3280 E. Hemisphere Loop, Suite 146 Tucson, Arizona 85706 The 4D InSpec installs in minutes and features an intuitive, touchscreen interface for setup, operation, analysis and report generation. Its easy-to-use software automatically finds critical features and calculates height, volume, area, slopes and location, allowing operators to quickly select 2D traces or 3D plots to view feature details. The system also supports network or USB data transfer to QC systems for rapid pass-fail analysis and historical data tracking. A complete 4D InSpec system includes the handheld gauge, computer, touchscreen display and software. The gauge can also be mounted in a microscope stand configuration or on a robotic manipulator for highly-repeatable QA/QC or automated measurements of complex components. An optional, mobile workstation with rechargeable, 8-hour battery and integrated touchscreen is available. 4D TECHNOLOGY INFO@4DTECHNOLOGY.COM WWW.4DTECHNOLOGY.COM ZONTEC SYNERGY 3000 VERSION 5.0 SPC SOFTWARE Zontec, Inc. announced an update to its Synergy 3000. Upgrades to the Synergy 3000 application include enhancements that add speed and accessibility to realtime data collection, charting, monitoring, analysis, communication, and reporting. In addition to this new Synergy 3000 v5.0 version, Zontec is also updating its internet-based Synergy 3000 Web Operator and Web Manager Software. Both modules include added features and enhancements, which improve speed, allow remote data collection, and makes charting and reporting from you and your suppliers’ facilities worldwide more real-time than ever before. Supplier quality is among the most critical challenges today. The enhancements improve on the unique capabilities Synergy 3000 has to provide manufacturers an immediate and comprehensive view of SPC data from their global supply chain. Manufacturers have instant access to quality data about all their facilities and suppliers regardless of location, all on the device of their choice. This list highlights select enhancements: • Calculating and reporting Availability, Performance Efficiency (PE), Rate of Quality Product (ROQP) and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) • Enhanced toolbar graphics within the program • Key Performance Indicator (KPI) dashboard to assess, track and analyze factors contributing to production efficiency • Automatic email alert for operator inactivity based upon a defined time interval • On-screen numeric keypad option for data input • Export to PDF option for Certificate of Analysis Report • Drop down menu added to easily switch from one characteristic to another • Out of Specification alert displayed if any observation value in sample is out of spec • User will be notified to modify measurement values that fall outside defined gate range • Access Pareto chart for attribute Data Tables with Pareto categories defined TITAN TOOL HIGH-EFFICIENCY LED LAMP Titan Tool Supply, Inc. announces the addition of the unique ANSER® LED Gooseneck Lamp to its stable of microscopy inspection products. Featuring an 18 in. Flexible gooseneck mounted on a portable magnetic base, the LED lamp can be positioned in close proximity to work areas during manufacturing, assembly and inspection operations. Other features of the ANSER lamp include a built-in smooth dimming control, a bright 3 watt LED which produces a 3100k color temperature and has a rated life of 60,000 hours. TITAN TOOL SUPPLY, INC. (716) 873-9907 INFO@TITANTOOLSUPPLY.COM WWW.TITANTOOLSUPPLY.COM
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