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Objects of Interest: April 2008

Bore Surface Optical SensorHommel-Etamic’s(www.hommel-etamic.com)IPS-10 internal inspection system is designed for automated optical inspection of bores with a diameter range of 14 to 50 mm and depths of 450 mm, with a cycle time of only seconds per part.

Bore Surface Optical Sensor

Hommel-Etamic’s(www.hommel-etamic.com)IPS-10 internal inspection system is designed for automated optical inspection of bores with a diameter range of 14 to 50 mm and depths of 450 mm, with a cycle time of only seconds per part. The system is capable of automatically detecting surface flaws, including cavities, scratches, valleys, edge flaws, and unmachined surfaces via a 360o panoramic optical system that’s inserted into the bore.

 

High-Pressure Vise

A tungsten carbide-coated variable jaw and modular gripper clamping system—with fixed, movable pivoting and movable rigid support jaw configurations—provide the foundation for Dapra’s (www.dapra.com) Allmatic Titan 125 high-pressure vise. The high-pressure spindle—equipped with a wear-resistant mechanical power intensifier—is fully enclosed and maintenance-free. Larger side openings allow chips and cooling fluids to easily escape, while threaded holes on both sides allow for the attachment of workpiece stops.

 

Video Measurement System

Starrett’s (www.starrett.com) Galileo AV1824 video measuring system uses a color optical system with zoom magnification capabilities of 12:1 and magnification from 15x to 550x to accommodate vision, touch probe and laser scanning functions with a work envelope measuring 24 x 18 x 6 in. and motion volume of 24.2 x 18.2. x 6.2 in. Workloads are limited to 220 lb. The accuracy rate is within 0.00060 in.

 

3D Laser Scanner

Faro’s (www.faro.com) new Photon 80 and Photon 20 family of high-performance scanners are capable of scanning up to 120,000 points per second. Measurements obtained are ± 2mm. Data are recorded on an internal hard disc; no laptop is required.

 

Socket Welding Spacer Ring

Aquasol’s (www.aquasolcorporation.com) SoluGap water-soluble socket welding spacer ring has a 3-tabbed edge design to help secure it in place, even when positioned sideways or upside down. Available in sizes ranging from ½-in. to 2 ½-in. diameter, SoluGap is made of Aquasol water-soluble board, which dissolves completely and rapidly in most liquids and reduces waste.

 

Shoulder Milling Tool

With a four-edge insert design, Sandvik’s (www.sandvik.com) CoroMill 490 requires less cutting force, resulting in a smoother profile and reduced machine time spent on part finishing, the company says. Designed for use in contouring and edging, semi- and finish boring with cylindrical or helical interpolation and slot milling applications, CoroMill 490 is available in diameters ranging from 1 in. to 3 in.

 

Leak and Flow Tester

Uson’s (www.uson.com) Sprint iQ multi-function leak tester can simultaneously test up to four parts with a wide range of test methods. Available with dual USB ports, RS 232 serial port and optional Ethernet, Sprint iQ utilizes a 24-bit analog to digital converter for accurate measurements of minute pressure and flow changes as low as 0.001 psig and flow ratings as low as 0.01 sccm.