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X-Ray Inspection

The C-Arm Inspection System is for quality control imaging in the areas of casting process verification and product analysis for automotive component manufacturers. The system has an image intensifier coupled to a high-resolution high-bit-depth digital camera for real-time viewing and a programmable computer numerical controller (CNC) to manage part positioning. The system, which allows a full 30-degree angle of detection (tilt), handles scanning at obtuse angles. The system integrates into the production process and can be directly interfaced in a robotic manufacturing cell. Additional features include: image intensifier, amorphous silicon panel or LDA configuration; energy sources of 160 kilovolts, 225 kilovolts and 320 kilovolts; static or dynamic image viewing; image enhancement and archival system; a part envelope of 610 millimeters by 610 millimeters and 50-kilogram capacity; 30-degree (+ or -) tilt, 914 millimeters up/down motion; programmable or manual operation; US 21CFR1020.40, UVV, DIN54113, VDE-0-100, CE, EUATOM 96/29 and IEC 529 compliance.

VJ Inspection Systems
(631) 589-8800
www.vjt.com
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Manual X-Y Scanner
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UV Lamps

The Maxima ML-3500 Series ultraviolet lamps use micro discharge light (MDL) technology, plus a unique filter and bulb/reflector, to deliver up to 10 times the UV-A (365nm) output of conventional HID inspection lamps. With these lamps, NDT inspectors can see surface defects, hydrocarbon contamination and other flaws that escape less powerful lamps. The lamps are available in 120 volts, 230 volts, 240 volts and 100-volt AC versions, as well as battery-operated versions that include a 12-volt, 7 amp/hr rechargeable battery, which will operate the lamp for two hours. A battery charger and carrying case are included.

Spectronics Corp.
(800) 274-8888
www.spectroline.com
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Leak Testing

The Model E2 leak testing instrument has a built-in Micro-Flow sensor (IGLS) and two levels of fill/balance for faster test cycles. The device allows the operator to remotely monitor leak tests over a network, using the E2 Ethernet connection and Leak–Tek program Version 5.0. The unit has a touch screen with graphical color display. The instrument is for use in pressure applications with leak rates from 0.1 cubic centimeter per minute.

ATC Inc.
(317) 328-8492
www.atcinc.net
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Noncontact Displacement Sensor

The KD-2306 is a noncontact linear displacement measuring instrument based on balanced bridge eddy current technology. It makes high-precision static and dynamic measurements, and supports ambient, moderate temperature and cryogenic rated sensors. Applications range from lab work to production and process automation. The DIN rail mount packaging makes the system ideal for integration into OEM equipment and industrial control applications. The KD-2306 senses both ferrous and non-ferrous metal targets. The RoHS-compliant, CE-marked system includes the electronics, sensor and interconnecting cable. Standard sensing ranges are from 0.02 inch to 2.4 inches, with 0.01% FS resolution or better, and nonlinearity as little as 0.25% FS. More than 30 sensor models are available, including single and dual coil, shielded and unshielded designs.

Kaman Measuring and Memory Systems
(800) 552-6267
www.kamansensors.com
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Hydraulic Upgrade Solutions

Extend Upgrade System packages are for use with hydraulic load frames. Developed for high-capacity tension, compression, bend and shear testing, hydraulic testing systems can be updated with the addition of operator-friendly software and real-time system status electronics. The 5500 control electronics allow for automatic recognition and calibration of transducers, ensuring safe and correct testing. The electronics can control the frame using any combination of load, strain or speed rates. The AC output greatly reduces typical noise inaccuracies throughout the capacity of the test system. The 5500 control electronics offer 40-kilohertz data sampling, 32-bit digital signal processing and 500-hertz data capture rate that is synchronous on all channels. Partner software is fully integrated and features automated data collection, result calculation, networking capabilities and an online help system.

Instron
(800) 564-8378
pr.instron.com
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Automatic Rockwell Hardness Testing

A Rockwell hardness tester for automatically performing hardness traverse sequences on larger and unmounted test samples is available. An advantage of the Rockwell test compared to other test methods is that the system has less mounting and less surface preparation requirements than systems using other test methods for traverses in applications such as weld testing or effective case depth measurement. The system uses a Versitron Rockwell tester to make the indentations. The Versitron can test samples that may deflect or settle slightly when test loads are applied, thereby eliminating the need for special fixturing on a wide range of test samples. The system enables applications such as dual traverses for welding or staggered test traverses for shallower effective case depth testing. A computer is used to display the video input for positioning, initiate the testing and control the test positioning through motorized X/Y tables. User-controlled setup files can handle an unlimited number of test sequences.

Newage Testing
(800) 806-3924
www.hardnesstesters.com
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Screw Thread Engineering Software

Thread Tech. V2.24 Software for Windows XP and Vista is a comprehensive computer program for screw threads designed for engineers, planners, quality assurance personnel and machinists. The software eliminates long and confusing computations and searches for specifications. The software provides comprehensive data on parts, gages and taps. It gives information on pitch diameter, minor diameter, gage design, helix angles, tolerances, crest and root flats, wire sizes and constants. The computer program covers 60-degree Unified inch and metric threads as well as Acme, pipe, STI and buttress threads. It also provides pre-plating dimensions for standard plating, anodize plating and HAE plating specifications. The software offers a unique worm calculation program for various included angles and uses both the Buckingham and Vogel formulas. The program provides information on ISO trapezoidal threads for British parts.

Thread Check Inc.
(800) 767-7633
www.threadcheck.com
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Three-Way Measuring System

The FTP 130 is a three-way measuring system that measures the flatness, thickness and parallelism of both 1- and 2- sided parts. Up to two different functions can be used simultaneously to measure parts as thin as 0.20 millimeter or as thick as 200 millimeters. System components to measure larger objects are available on request. An analog-digital display is included that eliminates inaccuracies. The operator also can record results and produce analysis reports, which can help with meeting ISO and SPC production requirements. The system components include digital amplifier with analog-digital display; heavy-duty gage stand base; 130-millimeter square hardened steel anvil (grooved face); and two inductive probes (one thickness/parallel, one flatness).

Lapmaster
(877) FLATNESS
www.lapmaster.com
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Process Automation Software

SmartSolve 8 is process automation software for compliance and quality management. The suite is comprised of fully integrated, Web-based solutions and has a number of enhancements. The tools also minimize change control by providing application-driven changes controlled by security, signatures and audit trail; furthermore, the tools protect such changes, providing easier maintenance in a centralized deployment. This new version includes increased flexibility to support varied product nonconformances in complex manufacturing environments, ensuring no nonconforming products move forward in the production cycle. The software also has enhancements to better support FDA-complaint reporting for large organizations with multiple reporting sites; an improved technology platform including certification for Microsoft SQLServer 2005 and NET 3.0; and more deployment options for both large global deployments and smaller environments.

Pilgrim Software Inc.
(813) 915-1663
www.pilgrimsoftware.com
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Inspection and Reverse Engineering System

ScanShark is an inspection and reverse engineering system. This dual-purpose solution includes a seven-axis Infinite portable CMM, a ScanShark 4Vi laser scanning probe, PolyWorks software, and a laptop or desktop computer. The mobile metrology system delivers the power of articulated-arm measurement and laser scanning for on-demand part inspection and reverse engineering right on the shop floor. The system is scalable and offered in three configurations: an inspection solution with PolyWorks/Inspect, a reverse-engineering solution with PolyWorks/Modeler and the full inspection/reverse engineering package with PolyWorks Inspect and Modeler. The ScanShark product line is designed to help control the quality of parts, tooling and assemblies during every phase of manufacturing. With precision scanning and probing capabilities, operators can identify errors or deviations in the production process, inspect first assembled parts, check tool wear and part quality, and perform final part verification.

Romer, a Hexagon Metrology Co.
(800) 218-7125
http://us.romer.com
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