<b>Micro-Vu Corporation Precision Measurements Systems</b> Micro-Vu Corporation is a worldclass manufacturer of multisensor, video, and optical measurements systems. With more than 50 years of measurement experience, Micro-Vu has established a reputation of making dependable, high precision machines with excellent support and value. Micro-Vu’s headquarters is located in California’s wine country. The 6.5 acre facility is home to the engineering, manufacturing, and assembly operations. Vertical integration reduces the cost and lead time of production and development. Micro-Vu’s multisensor systems using InSpec Metrology Software can reduce inspection times by 90% or more. Sixty minutes of hand tool inspection can be reduced to a couple of minutes. Micro-Vu’s InSpec software is easy to learn and to use. InSpec’s point and click interface sets the standard for ease of programming and editing. InSpec integrates touch probe, vision, and laser probe measurements. The software includes GD&T tolerances, CAD import tools, automated reporting, whisker charting of data, customizable overlays, and controls to coordinate with external applications. Free updates add to the value of Micro-Vu systems for years after their purchase. Thousands of manufactures rely on Micro-Vu systems to improve the quality of their products. From dental implants to large LCD panels, from microns to 2.5 meters, Micro- Vu has a system for the job. Contact us at email@example.com to arrange a hands-on demonstration and learn how you can reduce inspection time and increase productivity. Micro-Vu Corporation 7909 Conde Lane Windsor, CA 95492 USA 707-838-6272 firstname.lastname@example.org <b>Halliburton Goes Global with GAGEtrak®</b> Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With more than 50,000 employees in approximately 70 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. Kathy Paredes, at Halliburton, is responsible for ensuring that the company’s several thousand gages are properly managed, tracked, and calibrated. To achieve this task, Paredes and Halliburton use GAGEtrak Calibration Management Software from CyberMetrics. Halliburton initially installed one license of GAGEtrak at a single location about five years ago and has found it to be such an asset that they’ve installed GAGEtrak at an additional 61 locations worldwide since. Halliburton chose GAGEtrak “because it was the best fit for all locations whether they calibrated their own gages or had them outsourced.” Paredes notes that her favorite feature in GAGEtrak is “the calibration due list, and the ability to develop custom reports.” <b>QUICK INFO</b> • Industry—Petroleum, Oil, Gas, & Oil Field Services • Location—Uses GAGEtrak World Wide at 61 locations • Software—GAGEtrak Calibration Management Software • Principal user—Kathy Paredes • On using GAGEtrak—“Easier to use and has a place for all the required information to maintain our gages.” Prior to GAGEtrak, Halliburton used “spreadsheets that were not accurate”, says Paredes. Using GAGEtrak at locations worldwide has helped to standardize company-wide. Paredes has had great success with CyberMetrics support team, commenting that “Support is also very helpful and they teach me something new every time I call.” Global companies like HALLIBURTON, ALCOA, BOSCH and others choose GAGEtrak and our software solutions for scalability, support and cost effectiveness. It’s why they install our software at their locations worldwide. With users at over 10,000 organizations, CyberMetrics applications are utilized in virtually every type of industry and organization. Whether your needs are local or global, we invite you to contact us for your personalized demonstration and a free 30 day trial copy of GAGEtrak or any of our other software products. <b>Optimized for VIS-NIR Performance</b> <b>TECHSPEC® VIS-NIR COMPACT FIXED FOCAL LENGTH LENSES</b> • Optimized for VIS-NIR Performance • Designed for True Factory Automation • Supports up to 2/3” Sensors • Ruggedized Housing • Large Maximum Aperture • Low Lens-to-Lens Variation Designed for use in machine vision applications, Edmund Optics’ TECHSPEC® VIS-NIR Compact Fixed Focal Length lenses are ideal for use in factory automation, inspection or qualification that require NIR or VISNIR performance with transmission out to 1000nm. These machine vision lenses have been optically designed with the working distance and resolution requirements of factory automation and inspection in mind. Featuring large maximum apertures and a BBAR coating, these high performance lenses can be used in even the most restrictive lighting conditions The TECHSPEC® VIS-NIR Compact Fixed Focal Length lenses feature locking iris and focus adjustment with recessed set screws to prevent unintentional lens adjustments. The lens housing is ruggedized and robust, yet compact enough for space-restrictive applications. For IR imaging alone, Edmund Optics offers UV-VIS Cut Filter threads directly onto the M25.5 x 0.5mm front filter thread of each lens. Each lens is manufactured to a high tolerance, resulting in high levels of imaging performance and low lens-tolens variation, assuring simple installation into multiple systems. Combining high optical performance, industrial features and small package size, these lenses represent a new standard in factory automation optics. Volume discounts available. Edmund Optics www.edmundoptics.com 800-363-1992 <b>Mark-10</b> Mark-10 is a leading designer and manufacturer of force and torque measurement products, including force and torque gauges, sensors, test stands, data collection software, and accessories. Our products are commonly used in the medical device, pharmaceutical, automotive, consumer products, aerospace, and many other industries. Recent new additions to our product line have been our advanced Series 5 and Series 4 digital force gauges. These exciting new gauges feature industry-leading sampling rates, features such as USB output and data memory, and other useful functions, at class-leading price points. The remainder of our force and torque gauge line will soon be upgraded as well. These new gauges also include Mark-10’s newest free data collection program, MESURTM Lite, featuring data tabulation, start and stop triggers, and the ability to export to Excel with one click. These new gauge series complement Mark-10’s recently introduced ESM301 motorized test stand, a configurable solution for numerous tension and compression applications up to 300 lbF (1.5 kN). With an attractive base price of $2,695, the ESM301 can satisfy basic requirements, but also feature a unique configurable feature platform that allows for the selection of individual options as required for the application. Options include PC control capability, cycling, deflection measurement, programmable travel limits, and more. Mark-10 was founded in 1979 and is located in Copiague, NY, where all engineering, manufacturing, and support functions take place under one roof. This translates into a unique ability to respond to customer feedback and requirements in an innovative, timely, and cost effective manner. Mark-10 Corporation 11 Dixon Avenue Copiague, NY 11726 USA Toll-free: 888-MARK-TEN Tel: 631-842-9200 Fax: 631-842-9201 Email: email@example.com Web: www.mark-10.com <b>Fast, flexible & reliable smart camera</b> <b>SMART CHOICE FOR YOUR NEXT VISION SYSTEM</b> Matrox Iris GT smart camera with Design Assistant, an intuitive flowchart- based graphical user interface, solves challenging vision applications while increasing productivity, improving quality, and reducing manufacturing costs. Designed for systems integrators, machine builders and OEMs who need to quickly configure and deploy machine vision applications; this smart camera offers a dust-proof, immersion-resistant and extremely rugged construction. A choice of image sensors, combined with an efficient Intel® Atom® embedded processor, allow the camera to tackle a wide variety of applications. Bundled with Matrox Iris GT is Matrox Design Assistant, a versatile and extendable integrated development environment (IDE), which allows applications to be created by constructing a flowchart. Video capture, analysis, location, measurement, reading, verification, communication and I/O operations, as well as a web-based operator interface are all set up within this single IDE. <b>LATEST RELEASE OF SMART CAMERA SOFTWARE OFFERS BEAD INSPECTION AND SIMPLIFIED FIXTURING</b> Matrox Design Assistant 2.3 is the latest release of the integrated development environment (IDE) for the Matrox Iris GT. The software offers many new features and enhancements including a bead inspection tool and simplified fixturing. As well, the Design Assistant 2. 3 IDE can now be installed and used on 32/64-bit Windows® 7. This release is a follow-on to Design Assistant 2.2, which enabled the use of the built-in keyboard, video (monitor), and mouse (KVM) capabilities. Design Assistant 2.3’s bead tool inspects material applied as a continuous sinuous bead, such as adhesives and sealants, and identifies discrepancies in application length, placement and width, as well as discontinuities. The allowable bead width, offset, gap, and overall acceptance measure can be adjusted to meet specific inspection criteria. For applications where mechanical fixturing of parts is impractical, Design Assistant’s simplified fixturing automatically positions (i.e., returns the x-y coordinate and angle for) the region of interest (ROI) for a measurement or reading tool using the results from a locating tool. This latest version of Design Assistant offers improved project switching capabilities, support for MODBUS® master mode for controlling automation devices, and simplified flowchart branching using the switchcase element. To learn more about Matrox Iris GT smart cameras, or to order your free 30-day smart camera software, visit: www.matrox.com/imaging. Matrox Imaging 1-800-804-6243 / +1-514-822-6020 firstname.lastname@example.org matroximaging.com <b>Comparison of Industrial Vision Sensors to Standard Photoelectric Sensors in Complex Sorting, Checking and Evaluating Applications</b> Requirements for product testing varies widely within the market. Clearly, there are a variety of means to accomplish this task from simple photoelectric sensors capable of evaluating a single feature to expensive custom vision systems with nearly endless capabilities, limited only by the size of one’s checkbook. In the end, however, the questions are “How much testing is necessary?” and “How can one minimize the costs of such testing?” Let’s look at some decision points of a new series of product called “vision sensors,” and how they might relate to this continuum of testing needs from simple to complicated. The vision sensor emerged on the market several years ago. Recently, with the participation of many vendors and an array of products in their offering, the number quickly escalated so that today there are myriad products to choose from. From a hardware standpoint, vision sensors share common capabilities with vision systems and smart cameras. Generally speaking they are not so different and consist of imaging optics, imager, processor, I/O, firmware or software, etc. Where they do differ is in the flexibility of the firmware or software to accomplish certain tasks. A vision sensor has a much-abbreviated set of methods that are specific to its testing capabilities. If the function is not included from the manufacturer it is generally not possible to add the capability. On the other hand, the smart camera has a large array of functions from which to build an application with the possibility of writing external routines and hooking them into the program environment to semi-customize tasks. Finally, a vision system may be completely free-form, allowing it to be configured to specialized test and inspection needs. <b>FLEXIBILITY OF POSITION</b> Unlike a traditional sensor, an important feature of the vision sensor is its ability to evaluate pixels; these pixels are in a region of interest rather than at a specific spatial point. Therefore, an evaluation can be made at any location within the field of view of the imager as we see in Figure 1. In this example, the component is free to move vertically or horizontally so long as the attribute we are inspecting (the c-ring and its opening) remains in the region of interest (the yellow box). Making a presence measurement of the c-ring with traditional sensors would likely be quite easy, but the ability to make that evaluation over a dimensional variation that exceeds the thickness of the c-ring would be impossible; it simply would not remain in the field of view of the sensor (typically called the “spot”). <b>FLEXIBILITY OF NUMBER OF TESTS</b> Traditional sensors do a single job very well; however, they do not typically have the latitude to make several tests, for instance, with the gum pack in Figure 2. Inspecting the presence of any one of the products in the wrapper is easy, but inspecting all six using traditional sensors either requires six sensors connected in some logical AND configuration, or an elaborate indexing and control mechanism to carry out six separate tests and some storage mechanism to tabulate the index vs. result for each position and logically AND them together at the end of the steps. For the vision sensor, there is also no requirement that the method used in the first evaluation be repeated. We could just have easily asked for an inspection of printing and sealing components in the same field of view as the count. All can be accomplished in a single test so long as the vision sensor can see all the attributes that it needs to inspect. A great example of multiple checks is the milk carton (Figure 3). During production, several attributes need to be checked, these include: • Seal integrity • Printed date and lot coding • Cap integrity It is easy for the vision sensor to locate the part feature of a specific check, such as the cap, and test for its presence then move to the date code, the sealed edge, etc. <b>FLEXIBILITY OF INSPECTION TECHNIQUE</b> As noted earlier, in most cases, a photoelectric sensor comes out of the box ready to use. There may be some setup, certainly alignment, and also perhaps some sensitivity adjustment, which may be mechanical or programmed via pushbutton. The point being, that outside of minor adjustments, when it comes to detecting a single aspect of an object, the capability of a photoelectric sensor cannot be matched by vision sensors. In the case of the vision sensor, flexibility lies in its ease-of-use. The ability to vary the test method is generally accomplished via a program, a graphical user interface that facilitates customizing the application to achieve the test result. Once the user has setup the program, it is downloaded to the vision sensor and the vision sensor carries out the set of instructions. There are a variety of ways to accomplish this. Figure 4 is an example of the programming environment for one type of sensor. It is a single screen divided into sections for operation, configuration, results, setup, and display. Some manufacturers of vision sensors compartmentalize the user interface into a step-by-step wizard. In either case, under the umbrella of “ease-of-use,” the functionality of the program environment is huge, albeit fixed to certain methods. <b>ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT</b> As with any vision system, the need to appropriately illuminate the subject matter in order to achieve unambiguous results is paramount in the setup. Considerations for interchangeable optics, if available, and external lighting to maximize image contrast and minimizing ambient lighting variations are real considerations that need to be factored into one’s decision and budget. The vision sensor is a great addition to the tool box of industrial process engineers and technicians; it brings new capability to error-proofing in a variety of production environments from automotive to consumer packaged goods. Pepperl + Fuchs, Inc. Twinsburg, Ohio 330-486-0001 Faemail@example.com www.pepperl-fuchs.us <B>Baumer’s Dual GigE Cameras</b> The new SXG cameras are using the innovative Dual GigE technology that doubles the standard GigE data bandwidth to 240 MB/s. With the new Dual GigE interface, Baumer offers an innovative GigE network solution for the implementation of cameras with fast sensors and high frame rates. State-of-the-art Kodak sensors offer Quad Tap readouts, providing excellent image quality and high frame rates simultaneously.Baumer’s new Dual GigE interface doubles the standard bandwidth. With the capability of transferring at 240 MB/s, the full potential of the Kodak Quad Tap sensors can now be used. With a transfer distance of 100 m, the Dual GigE interface offers all the advantages of the standard GigE interface. However, the redundant concept of the Dual GigE system provides better transfer security, ensuring data transfer and reliable camera operation even if one of the two Ethernet cables is disconnected. Baumer introduces the industrial SXG cameras as the first cameras equipped with the new technology. By using the full performance of the Kodak sensors, the SXG cameras can offer excellent images with resolutions from 1 to 8 megapixels and simultaneous frame rates up to 120 frames per second. All cameras are supplied with Power over the Ethernet (POE) technology to eliminate a separate power cable. At the same time the PoE technology allows an easy integration. Www.baumer.com/cameras/SXG Baumer Ltd. 122 Spring Street, Unit C-6 US - Southington CT 06489 Phone +1 (1) 8606212121 Fax +1 (1) 8606286280 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.baumerelectric.com/usa <b>Vision Research Phantom v-Series</b> The Vision Research Phantom® v-Series digital high-speed cameras provide plenty of power and flexibility to meet the most challenging product development and analysis needs. Delivering high-resolution and high-speed imaging capabilities, the v-Series cameras can be an integral part of drop testing, vibration analysis, material characterization, and many other product test requirements and applications. All v-Series cameras have a common set of advanced features including wide-screen sensor dimension, Image-Based Auto-Trigger, Phantom CineMag storage, selectable bit-depth, Extreme Dynamic Range (EDR) and remote lens control. For more than 15 years, the Phantom v-Series family has been improving state-of-the-art highspeed imaging technology with each new camera introduced. From the first-ever megapixel camera capable of 1,000 frames-per-second speed to the first digital camera to break the 1 million frames-per-second (fps) barrier to the first high-speed imaging system qualified to f ly on board a NASA space launch vehicle, all v-Series cameras offer unique, unparalleled, high-speed imaging technology setting them apart from the competition. Vision Research digital high-speed cameras add a new dimension to the sense of sight, allowing the user to see details of an event when it’s too fast to see, and too important not to™. For additional information regarding Vision Research and the Phantom v-Series family, visit www.Visionresearch.com. Contact Info: Vision Research – An Ametek Company 100 Dey Road Wayne, NJ 07470 USA +1.973.696.4500 email@example.com <b>S-T Industries Inc.</b> S-T Industries, Inc. began manufacturing precision measuring tools in St. James, Minnesota, in 1942. S-T is still known worldwide for its lightweight tubular frame micrometers with standard models available up to 96 inches. S-T also manufactures a complete line of solid frame micrometers, specialty micrometers, inside and depth micrometers and has a complete line of measuring tools available. S-T has manufactured thousands of modified and special measuring tools over the past 66 years and welcomes your inquiries for specials. S-T also manufactures a complete range of optical comparators, horizontal and vertical types in screen diameters of 14”, 16”, 24” and 30”. All models feature Acu-Rite TM precision glass scales with a resolution of .00005”/.001MM and a choice of Quadra-Chek TM digital readout systems including the QC-100, QC-200, QC-300 and QC-5000 series. The 24” and 30” models include standard motorized joystick controls in the X and Y axis travel and are available with fully automatic CNC controls. Smaller units are also available with motor controls and fully automatic CNC controls. Special inquiries are also welcome. S-T has supplied units with extended vertical travel, special long focal length lens and X-axis travel up to 30 inches. S-T also manufactures a series of video inspection systems with stage travels of 4”X8”, 4”X12”, 6”X8”, 6”X12” and 12”X12”, with larger sizes available on request. All video systems feature 30X-180X zoom lenses, high resolution color cameras and flat screen LCD monitors, LED lighting, Acu-Rite TM high precision glass scales with .00005”/.001MM resolution, a choice of all Quadra-Chek digital readout systems are available for manual operation, motorized X, Y and Z motions or with fully automatic CNC controls. All S-T optical comparators and video inspection systems include factory installation, training, certification to NIST and a two-year warranty on parts and labor at no extra charge and are manufactured in the U.S.A. at our factory in St. James, Minnesota. For more information call us at 8001326-2039, FAX 5071375-4503, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web site at www.stindustries.com <b>Testing and Inspection Machines</b> Shimadzu offers a diverse lineup of testing and inspection machines to meet R&D/QA/QC requirements in the development of safer and higher quality materials and products. These include standalone and bench-top Universal/ Tensile Testers, Servohydraulic Testing Systems, Fatigue/Endurance Testers, Particle Size Analyzers, Viscosity & Flow Testing Instruments, High-speed Impact Testers, and Micro Hardness Testers. When combined with a vast selection of accessories, including grips, extensometers, and jigs, Shimadzu can provide you with a solution for any environment or application. A core part of the Shimadzu lineup is the AG-X Autograph Universal Testing Machine. Ideal for a variety of industries, for QA/QC or R&D testing of plastics, metals, and other component parts, the AG-X with Trapezium-X Software is a powerful solution for your measurement requirements. World-class specifications include: • 0.5% load cell measurement precision (1 to 1000) • 5kHZ real sampling rate • 1M pulse/second resolution • Up to 7 analog input channels • Increased linearity, as well as lateral and torsional rigidity Trapezium X software makes it possible to perform efficient analysis anywhere with USB memory and innovative web-based re-analysis functions. In addition, it features simplified operation with single-click parameter settings, automatic adjustment of gain for test force and strain feedback control, immediate testing with the “Favorite Testing Pattern” feature, and more. With over 90 years of testing machine history, Shimadzu can provide you with a solution for any environment or application. Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 7102 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, MD 21046 Phone: 800-477-1227 Fax: 410-381-1222 E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.ssi.shimadzu.com
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