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Replacement Contracers

A complete line of replacement contracers and surface testers is available. The replacement parts for popular indicators- including Mitutoyo, Renishaw, Zeiss and Mahr–--are in stock and available for immediate shipment. In addition, custom-manufactured surface testers and contact points are available. Also, the repair of existing equipment also is offered.
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Calibration Management Software

GAGEtrak calibration management software manages the forecasting the workload, reduces costs and provides compliance with equipment calibration standards. The software monitors gage calibration schedules, gage locations, calibration history, calibration certificates and integrated gage R&R, while providing the operator with thorough reports for improved analysis capabilities. GAGEtrak is ISO 9000, QS-9000, ISO-ANSI 17025, TS 16949 and FDA 21CFR Part 11 compliant.
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Tomography System

Metrotom is a computed tomography system for industrial applications such as R&D, production and quality. The system can see inside parts and quantify characteristics normally inaccessible to probing or optical sensors. The same dataset can be used to inspect the structure of material (porosity/wall thickness), measure external features and generate fully surfaced or solid CAD models. X-rays penetrate an object and display it on a suitable detector. The details of the object appear as a 2-D image in varying intensity depending on the geometry and absorption properties. The 3-D image is created by rotating the object 360 degrees along its axis on a rotary table and then converting this data to a 3-D volume model.
    Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
    (763) 744-2409
    Booth 7007
    Reply 632

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Hardness Tester Upgrades

The Minuteman ELT Series of semi- and fully automatic systems for Knoop, Vickers and Rockwell hardness testing is available in four different versions. The entry level ELT1, the intermediate ELT2 and the fully automatic ELT3 are options for the Tukon microindentation testers, while the ELT4 version is for Rockwell and MicroRockwell testers. When used on a microindentation tester, the Minuteman ELT series is an upgradeable system that allows the operator to start with a low-cost basic system and progress to a fully automatic version as their needs and budget change. All of the Minuteman ELT systems feature complete computer control of the tester for hands-off operations.
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Digital Microscope Camera

The ProgRes CT3 is a digital microscope camera with CMOS Sensor technology. The unit provides resolution of up to 3 megapixels and a subtle color differentiation. The integrated CMOS sensor is resistant against blooming and shows superior performance in imaging highlights. The fast live image, available in several resolutions, meets the requirements of professionals and fits easily into any laboratory. Configured with standard interfaces such as C-Mount and IEEE1394 Firewire, the unit easily connects to any microscope and computer. The unit includes ProgRes CapturePro image acquisition software designed for intuitive handling. The unit is dedicated to brightfield and reflective light microscopy, but also is suitable for many other contrast methods.
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CMM inspection System

Renscan5 software and the REVO measuring head compose a system for ultra-high-speed scanning in coordinate measuring machine (CMM) inspection of critical and complex parts. The system combines a dynamic, infinite positioning measurement head with 5-axis machine control and a laser-corrected probe to measure at speeds up to 500 millimeters per second. (vs. conventional CMM scanning at 5 to 15 millimeters per second). Renscan5 helps eliminate the measurement errors normally associated with three-axis scanning systems. The five-axis system achieves this by allowing the REVO measuring head to perform most of the motion during inspection routines.
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CAD-Based Inspection Software

The latest version of CAD-based inspection software PowerINSPECT includes support for multi-axis on-machine verification, improved ease of use and compatibility with the AIMS Metrology system. The new compatibility with AIMS will allow seamless sharing of CAD geometry, inspection plans and measurement results between PowerINSPECT and other hardware and software platforms. The multi-axis option for on-machine verification will allow companies with four-, five- or six-axis equipment to undertake comprehensive verification of their parts on complex machine tools both during and after machining. The main advantage of the new option will be the ability to check undercut regions without any need to reposition the work piece.
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Prox Light

The Prox Light comes with a Light One 5-watt high-current LED 24VDC, 30-millimeter barrel sensor housing and constant current driver. The unit also has a built-in strobe NPN/PNP trigger control, intensity control/internal pot or 0 through 10 VDC analog signal and three filters-thin file, opaque and polizer. The unit will work with any M12-5 pin connector, and will mount with any 30-millimeter barrel bracket.

Smart Vision Lights
(231) 744-4652
Reply 699
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Vision Appliances

IPD VA3X vision appliances provide quick setup, factory-friendly wiring and support for one or two cameras with choice of sensor resolution. Available in two versions, the VA3X offers operators choice and flexibility to satisfy their near and long-term application needs. The VA30 comes with iNspect software, while the sister VA31 version includes Sherlock. The vision appliances can be positioned alongside other automation controllers, with the benefit of small camera heads for easy mounting. The dual camera capability of the product also provides significant cost savings in multi-camera applications. The units have industrial grade I/O and external connections located on the front, and include status lights for every input and output connection to help application debugging. On the sensor side, the VA3X provides operators with many resolution choices, from presence and absence to high-precision measurements. Standard supported sensor resolutions are 640 by 480 and 1024 by 768; however, higher resolutions to 1600 by 1200 are possible.

Dalsa IPD
(978) 670-2002
Reply 698
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GigE Vision Camera

The GC750 Gigabit Ethernet camera connects directly to the Gigabit Ethernet port on the host computer and does not require a frame grabber. The result is a low-cost alternative to analog camera/frame grabber options. The camera incorporates a scan CMOS sensor with global electronic shutter suitable for capturing high-speed motion events. The CMOS sensor used in the GC750 has excellent near IR sensitivity. The camera runs 60 frames per second at 752 by 480 resolution via a GigE Vision-compliant Gigabit Ethernet interface. The camera is available in both monochrome and color models supporting both 8- and 10-bit formats. The color version of the camera outputs fully interpolated RGB as well as Bayer 8, Bayer 16, YUV411, YUV422 and YUV444 image data. The GC750 includes external trigger and sync I/O, and an RS232 port for controlling peripheral devices. It also includes auto-iris control output for video-type auto-iris lenses.

(604) 875-8855
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