8th April Metrology News Bulletin

This week’s metrology news bulletin provides a round-up of all the latest metrology, quality and process control news including new product introductions, applications stories and other significant news stories. Sign-Up for your weekly copy direct to your inbox.

MEMS Based ‘Drive Scan’ Laser Scanner Launched

Keyence has introduced its new ‘Drive Scan’ IX Laser Scanning Sensor offering camera-based target position detection. The laser-based tracking and height detection system irradiates the laser to the specified location and calculates the distance with its CMOS sensor. The laser angle is adjusted through high-accuracy control of a MEMS mirror, … read more

Introduction To Line Scan Vision Technology

There are two types of acquisition methods to acquire an image of an object—area scan and line scan. The most common 2D machine vision systems use area scan cameras, which require a complete matrix of pixels to be exposed at the moment of acquisition. By contrast, line scan cameras contain … read more

Real-Time Adaptive Robot Motion Control Partnership

ModuleWorks and Energid Technologies have announced a partnership for a combined software solution that will add Energid’s adaptive kinematics and collision-avoidance capabilities to ModuleWorks’ optimized toolpath for CAD/CAM robotic systems. ModuleWorks is a leading software component provider for the CAD/CAM industry, and Energid is the provider of Actin, the industry’s … read more

MarSurf GD Offers Optimum Performance Roughness Measurement

Mahr has announced the addition of the MarSurf GD series for roughness measurements to its line-up of surface measuring instruments. MarSurf GD series measuring stations provide unprecedented levels of speed, flexibility and intelligent ease of use, allowing users to improve the manufacturing quality of work-pieces with faster throughput and higher … read more

In-Cycle Measurement Reduces CMM Bottleneck

Senior Aerospace Weston is a leading supplier of a wide range of complex precision machined components and sub-assemblies, predominantly for the commercial aviation market. At the company’s machine shop in Earby, UK, 95% of output is for use in Airbus aircraft models. Most of the components are aerostructure … read more

Production Measurement Technology Requirements

The purpose of production measurement technology is to ensure component and process quality. The measuring instruments used for this purpose must fulfill a range of requirements to facilitate efficient production without rejects. If modern production facilities also aim for integrated production strategies according to Industry 4.0, they already lay the .. read more

Control Expo 2019 Preview #1

With the most important event in the exhibition calendar for Quality Control and Metrology equipment and services suppliers fast approaching we commence a series of preview articles highlighting a few of the many new and innovative solutions that will be showcased at the Control Exhibition May 7 – 10th in Stuttgart, … read more

SmartRay Introduces New 3D Blue Laser Sensor

SmartRay, a manufacturer of 3D sensors for quality inspection and measuring technology, has launched an addition to its ECCO sensor family, balanced for the diverse application requirements of consumer electronics manufacturing. ECCO 95.020 provides a resolution and 3D image quality that ensures production lines and throughput. Utilizing SmartRay’s blue laser technology … read more

Reducing Machining To CMM Measurement Latency

RESEARCH findings described in a new article by UK’s University of Huddersfield scientists will enable manufacturing companies to make major gains in productivity and efficiency by reducing the often-considerable time-lag between the manufacture of components and checking their precision on a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM). To ensure complete accuracy, CMMs are housed … read more

RotaryStand All-In-One 3D Optical Scanning Solution Released

Zeiss has released the COMET RotaryStand, an all-in-one solution for automated 3D digitization, with the combined sensor and object control, users can measure compact components quicker and more efficiently. The innovative combined sensor solution is the low-cost solution providing an introduction to automated 3D digitization providing the benefits of integrated … read more

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