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‘METROLOGY BREW’ News Bulletin – November 1st

Why AI Is Suited To Industrial Inspection

Nowadays there is a ton of buzz on the subject of AI for the factory. For manufacturers, this raises a lot of questions about AI and how it can impact product quality, throughput, and profitability. “What is AI in the context of quality inspection? What are its advantages over manual inspection … read more

Automating Inspection – The Missing Link For End-to-End Automation

End-to-end automation is the idea that every process on the production line is automated using a variety of machines and robotic processes. While this concept is quite popular when it comes to manufacturing machinery, more complex and detail-oriented operations like quality inspection pose more challenges … read more

Affordable High-Performance Cobot Weld Seam Tracking Laser Sensor Launched

Garmo Instruments has announced the launch of GARLINE, a brand-new family of unique, simple while technically sophisticated, laser weld seam tracking sensors. Garmo Instruments was founded one year ago in Zaragoza, Spain and is said to be defying expectations by reconsidering traditional solutions, challenging themselves while looking into impossible solutions, … read more

Portable Measuring Arm Reaches Large Part Inspection Applications

Kreon recently launched an Ace portable measuring arm with an exceptionally large measuring volume to round off its existing range of large size measuring arms. Kreon measuring arms are now capable of measuring up to 5m with their accuracy maintained throughout the whole working volume due to superb mechanical rigidity … read more

Automated Optical Bottle & Preform Measurement System Adds Robotic Handling

Agr International is introducing its Gawis 4D laboratory measurement system enhanced with robotic handling of bottle or preform samples. Agr notes that as production speeds increase, bottle/preform weights are reduced, and use of recycled material is becoming a significant factor, regular testing and measurement of production samples … read more

Aerontii and 4D Technology Partner to Bring Measurement Solutions to Aerospace Industry

4D Technology Corporation has announced a strategic partnership with Aerontii to lead business development and expansion activities of their new automated visual inspection tools for the aerospace market. The new 4D automated visual inspection tooling line brings accuracy and efficiency to the aerospace MRO industry, reducing part scrap rates due … read more

New Horizon For Precision CNC Machining Company

DP Engineering has been offering a tailored, state-of-the-art precision engineering service for nearly 70 years. In 1952, motorcycle rider David Paull was frustrated at not being able to obtain engine parts for his motorbike, so he took the matter into his own hands and machined his own. To secure an … read more

High Speed Steerable Mirror Sensor for Large Area Scanning

Cognex Corporation has released the High Speed Steerable Mirror, a patented technology designed for use with the DataMan 470 barcode reader that supports large field of view applications with a single compact system. The new steerable mirror attachment expands DataMan’s field of view both vertically and horizontally, giving 3MP and 5MP … read more

Volkswagen Tests 5G For Production On Route To Smart Factories

Volkswagen is taking a further step in the direction of fully networked factories. A local 5G standalone network (‘campus network’) is now available at its main plant in Wolfsburg that initially covers the main production development center and the pilot hall. The pilot project will test whether the 5G technology … read more

Jenoptik Strengthens Global Photonics Business

JENOPTIK AG has announced it is set to acquire from Berliner Glas GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ASML Holding N.V., a 100 percent stake in the following companies: – SwissOptic AG, a specialist in the development and manufacture of optical components and assemblies, primarily for the medical technology, semiconductor, and metrology … read more

Waygate Technologies Receives Company of the Year Award for Industrial CT

Waygate Technologies has received Frost & Sullivan’s 2021 Company of the Year Award for industrial computed tomography (CT). This is the fourth time Frost & Sullivan has honored Waygate Technologies with a Best Practices Award for global leadership and pioneering solutions in this segment … read more

3 Million Robots Installed Globally As Sales Rise Again

The World Robotics 2021 Industrial Robots Report shows a record of 3 million industrial robots operating in factories around the world – an increase of 10%. Sales of new robots grew slightly at 0.5% despite the global pandemic, with 384,000 units shipped globally in 2020 … read more