Articles by Mark Robins

Quality Innovations: Software Simplifies Complex Measurements

Vision systems must automate the optical inspection process. Driven by this need, eBx software from Ram Optical Instrumentation Inc. (Rochester, NY) has dual-monitor support, optional touch-panel interface, and simplified editing capabilities for writing and using measurement routines. “Using vision technology to measure a manufactured part accurately and automatically with optics is very common today,” says Mark Glowacky, president of Ram Optical Instrumentation Inc.
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Quality Innovations: A Scanning Revolution in Five Axes

Break scanning speed limits and obtain more data points on reduced cycle times.
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QUALITY MEASUREMENT: Lasers Pinpoint Measurement

Lasers are ensuring quality with accuracy at high speeds, more information in less time and contactless measurement.
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Quality Innovations: Live, Online Learning Prompts Education

eLearning course uses online voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) to help professionals become Six Sigma Black Belts.
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Quality Innovations: One-Stop Solution for Manual Machines

A new digital readout can be used for many manual machine tools, including milling, turning, boring and drilling machines.
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Quality Innovations: Laser Scan in 3-D

Scanning system takes 3-D laser scanning into fields not possible in the past.
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Quality Innovations: Combine Roughness and Roundness Checking

Instrument inspects as a surface finish measuring system, a roundness measuring system or both at once.
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Quality Management: More of Everything

Job satisfaction, salary and other job-related benefits are all on the rise for quality professionals according to this year's survey.
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Quality Management

Kenworth Truck Co.'s Chillicothe, OH, manufacturing facility is Quality Magazine's 2006 Large Plant of the Year Award Winner.
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Quality Innovations: Gage System Measures in Real Time

Rugged OD gages working with robotic grippers provide real-time measurement of part diameters during machine load and unload.

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