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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – May 4th

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

Miniature Smart Laser Triangulation Sensor Measures Position, Displacement and Distance

The optoNCDT 1220, 1320 and 1420 laser triangulation sensors from sensor specialist Micro-Epsilon set a new standard for displacement and distance measurements. With a miniature light spot size, these small, smart and precise sensors measure displacements and distances even of smallest components. They can be used, for example, in automation … read more

Universal Robot Autonomous Bin Picking & Fixture Loading Kit Launches

ActiNav from Universal Robots is a new UR+ application kit for companies of all sizes that simplifies the integration of autonomous bin picking of parts and accurate placement in machines using UR cobots. ActiNav synchronously handles vision processing, collision-free motion planning and autonomous real-time robot control, eliminating the complexity and … read more

Kapp Niles Acquires Gear Metrology Software Company

KAPP NILES Metrology GmbH has acquired all rights to the software, including source code, from Metrotek GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany. The employees at the Karlsruhe location are being integrated into the KAPP NILES Metrology team. The evaluation software is the central element of a gear measuring machine in addition to the … read more

Hexagon Opens Prague Laser Tracker ISO Certification Center

The Prague Czech Republic, service center of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division now officially offers full ISO 17025 recertification services for laser tracker systems. This newly accredited laboratory adds to Hexagon’s existing global capacity for ISO 17025 certification and furthers their goal of developing their localized service and support infrastructure for … read more

3D Eye Tracking Software Could Improve Collaborative Robot Human Interaction

GazeSense 3D eye tracking software provides real-time eye gaze tracking in 3D providing gaze coding without the need to wear glasses . Using off the shelf depth-sensing cameras, GazeSense allows the tracking of multiple subjects, label objects of interest in the open space and track attention towards them in real-time … read more



Vision Inspection Product Now Available To Industrial Automation Vendors

Industrial automation vendors have historically been blocked from accessing the visual inspection market because of its complex solution requirements, but German-Israeli start up Inspekto is changing this state of affairs. Inspekto’s Plug and Inspect technology drives its off-the-shelf vision product, the Inspekto S70, and brings vision inspection back where it … read more

Virtual Image Processing – Paradigm Shift Through Simulation

Factories are becoming increasingly automated. Production facilities are becoming more flexible, so that no new plants have to be built when switching to new products. Visual inspection system hardware configuration – the last nail preventing the inspection systems to be truly purpose-flexible and thus ready for the implementation as a … read more

Post-Process Measuring Challenges In Changing Automotive Industry

During the run-up to the now cancelled Control 2020 trade fair, Peter Mösle, Head of Sales of the Measuring Machines business division at Blum-Novotest, spoke about current challenges around post-process measuring technology and the structural change in the automotive and supplier industry. Q: Blum-Novotest has manufactured post-process measuring machines for the … read more

Accurate Solution for 100% Plant Floor Measurement

Perceptron has announced a premium global automotive manufacturer has expanded their demand for in-line AccuSite measuring systems by adding two mainline stations. In August of 2018, Perceptron announced an order for twenty-four absolute accurate in-line systems with AccuSite to measure closure panels. Those systems have entered production and due to their … read more

SMASH – Browser-Based Inspection Control User Interface

Using inspection systems to monitor product quality early in the process ensures resource and cost efficiency in production. They supply system operators with information on process and product quality and highlight potential for optimization. ISRA’s new browser-based graphical user interface (GUI) now makes it possible to control and monitor a … read more