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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – June 7th

Read a quick summary of metrology and smart manufacturing news from the past 7 days.

Automated Photogrammetry – Vehicle Production’s VAR

In football, one centimetre can make the difference between a goal on the scoreboard or an offside called. With the implementation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), it’s now possible to improve the level of accuracy when it comes to analysing those centimetres of legality read more

Agreement between InnovMetric and Renishaw Announced

Renishaw has announced a sales distribution agreement with InnovMetric Software Inc. for its PolyWorks software suite, including PolyWorks Inspector and Polyworks Modeler. PolyWorks|Inspector is a universal 3D dimensional analysis and quality control software solution to control tool and part dimensions, diagnose and prevent manufacturing and assembly issues, guide assembly building through … read more

Cartesian Gantry Robot System for Large Area Inspection

PI has introduced a new high performance gantry stage system, further increasing its gantry linear robot product family. The A-352 direct-drive gantry covers overhead motion ranges up to 2 meters x1 meter and is based on a total of 3 direct-drive, closed-loop, brushless linear motors. Guided by high load mechanical … read more

Cost Optimized Horizontal Arm CMM Range Launched

To supplement its super-high-accuracy HC-90 ceramic horizontal arm coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), UK manufacturer LK Metrology, has introduced three additional models of technically advanced design based on an aluminum construction. The new models of horizontal arm CMMs provide users with multiple affordable alternatives for dimensional inspection of large components typically … read more

In-Line Automated Dimensional Measurement Systems

Two new models have now been added to Nikon Metrology’s latest NEXIV S-range of CNC video measuring systems suitable for in-line, automated dimensional measurement tasks. The CNC video measurement system ‘NEXIV’ can automatically measure the dimensions of component features using Nikon’s optical and image processing technology … read more

Blisk Measurement Cycle Time Reduced With Production-Ready CMM Solution

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched a new Leitz Reference HP HTA blisk solution, enabling aerospace manufacturers to reduce blisk inspection times by as much as 50 percent. By bringing together the Leitz Reference CMM, the HP-O non-contact interferometric laser sensor and specialised Bladed Rotors Measurement software in a single solution … read more

Precision Metrology Center Director Appointed

Dean Rob Keynton of The William States Lee College of Engineering has announced that Dr. Ed Morse is the new Director of the UNC Charlotte Center for Precision Metrology (CPM). Dr. Morse is taking the place of Dr. Chris Evans, who retired as CPM Director … read more

Isra Vision Founder and CEO To Retire

One of the founding fathers of the German machine vision industry will enter a new stage of life as he is set to retire from his position as CEO of ISRA VISION AG at the end of June 2021 after 36 years. While working as a research associate … read more

Still Precisely Measuring After 80 Years

The most beautiful nostalgic equipment in the metal working industry – that was the aim for the photo contest of the Dutch consultancy organization P.K.M. Not just the picture itself, but also the story behind it was taken into account. The contestants sent pictures of all sorts of equipment: and old … read more

Mech-Eye Laser 3D Camera Empowers AI-Defined Robotics

Chinese AI industrial robotics startup, Mech-Mind Robotics (Mech-Mind), has launched its next-generation Mech-Eye Laser Industrial 3D Camera which overcomes ambient light interference, greatly optimizing the operational capacity of industrial robotics. Industrial 3D cameras are playing an essential role in modern manufacturing but ambient light interference can diminish their ability to acquire … read more

Edge Software Enables Quick Development and Scale of Advanced Machine Analytics

Emerson has announced its PACEdge industrial edge platform designed to help manufacturers accelerate digital transformation projects by enabling users to quickly create and scale up performance-improving applications. The PACEdge platform simplifies application development by bringing together today’s leading, open-source tools into a flexible, integrated and secure platform for utilizing machine data … read more

Power of Real-Time Machine Data in New and Existing Quality Systems

In the era of smart manufacturing, there are numerous, continually developing opportunities for organisations to drive productivity. From robotics to the industrial internet of things (IIoT), the list of key components of Industry 4.0 continues to grow. But the key element underpinning all these innovations and activities can be described in … read more