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VisionLab Provides Rapid Optical Fastener Inspection

The versatile VisionLab from General Inspection can be used for first piece inspection of turned parts, SPC sampling, final audits or used for 100% inspection using pick and place automation. VisionLab is the ultimate gauging and inspection solution for threaded fasteners. The system comes standard with backlighting and a smart motor controlled rotating stage.  This patented system can process 360 part profiles in less than 10 seconds providing the most accurate and repeatable dimensional inspection results.

VisionLab measures all profile characteristics, and is the only true 3-Dimensional gauging system that provides complete part measurements. The system can measure all profile features including pertinent GD&T characteristics, as well as all thread features using patented optics and software algorithms that use virtual system-22 thread wireframes.

An integrated thread database provides point and click programming. An optional end-view feature measures and detects defects on both ends of parts measuring features such as recesses, inner/outer diameters, through holes and counterbores. Optional surface control is used to detect surface defects, such as bad plating, thread patch presence and quality, as well as measure knurling width, gap, and height. Upper tooling and a bit kit are available for uneven parts or parts with a recess drive.

Three product models are available: VisionLab-75, VisionLab-150 and VisionLab-X. The VisionLab-75 can handle parts up to 75mm length and up to 35mm diameter.  The VisionLab-150 can handle parts up to 150mm length and 50mm diameter.  For larger sizes the VisionLab-X can be custom designed to fit most applications.

With Windows based software VisionLab is easy to program. Templates are saved by part number and then recalled for instant inspection. VisionLab is the ideal solution for measuring and inspecting turned components and is intended to be in the lab or on the shop floor so that it can be fully utilized replacing manual inspection. VisionLab provides comprehensive data reports and graphs with data collection that can be exported to 3rd party SPC packages.

General Inspection will be exhibiting VisionLab at International Fastener Expo at the Mandala Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA from October 9-11.

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