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Measurement & test

  • Access to accuracy

    January 8th 2019

    When it comes to measurement in manufacturing, accuracy is critical. Rick Van Valkenburg, responsible for global sales and marketing at Perceptron, discusses the importance of accuracy when developing robot-based measurement systems for the automotive industry

  • 3D measurement and imaging

    November 23rd 2017

    The new QuantumM measurement arm is certified to ISO 10360 -12:2016 and tests to the International Electrical Commission (IEC 60068-2) standards for shock, vibration and temperature stress relief, says Faro…

  • Human-robot gap and flush measurement

    March 4th 2017

    Nextsense says its Calipri model series for the gap and flush measurement now includes a model variant (C12) suitable for the use in the human-robot collaboration (HRC) area. The company says the C12 variant has been applied to an HRC robot operating with a German premium segment car manufacturer…

  • Compact structured light sensor

    March 4th 2017

    LMI Technologies says its Gocator 3210 stereo snapshot sensor is suitable for 3D inspection, quality control applications. Features include two 2-megapixel cameras for high-resolution 3D snapshot scans, a large FOV (120 x 85mm) for picking up multiple features at once, and onboard hardware acceleration to achieve 4Hz for full size scans…

  • Portable laser tracker

    March 3rd 2017

    Faro claims its latest generation of Vantage laser trackers is suitable for large-scale metrology applications, including assembly alignment, part and assembly inspection, machine installation and alignment, and reverse engineering. This product family consists of the VantageE with an operating range of 25 meters and the VantageS with an operating range of 80 meters…

  • Bus analysis oscilloscope

    January 27th 2017

    Yokogawa has added support for Peripheral Sensor Interface 5 (PSI5) bus analysis on its 8-channel DLM4000 and 2 and 4-channel DLM2000 oscilloscopes, which, the company claims, makes its oscilloscopes useful for automotive designers and engineers…

  • Touch and go

    January 13th 2017

    The diversity of parts produced by automotive tier suppliers sees them use both contact and non-contact measurement techniques

  • Vision of the future

    January 11th 2017

    OEMs’ use of optical metrology techniques in fully automated robotic cells has increased significantly in the last couple of years aided by the development of a number of essential technical capabilities

  • Image conscious

    October 20th 2016

    Over the past decade, transmission plants around the world have switched to machine-vision inspection for error-proofing the assembly process

  • Compact laser profile sensor

    September 16th 2016

    The scanCONTROL 2910-25 BL is a new high performance compact laser profile sensor from Micro-Epsilon. The company says it features integrated electronics, which uses a sharp-focused 10mm blue laser line for measuring small objects or difficult-to-measure surfaces…