Hardness testing-a quick, relatively inexpensive nondestructive test-is used to characterize materials and determine if they are suitable for their intended use. Though many complex tests are available, hardness testing gets the job done.
The appeal of robotic inspection lies in its flexibility, as well as improvements in product quality and productivity. Having the ability to change product mix rapidly is a selling point, as is the reduction in scrap and rework.
The µsurf mobile is a sensor used for measurement of surface heights that is based on the principal of LED confocal microscopy. It provides high-accuracy surface height data and topography, and works well for those manufacturing large but high-precision pieces of equipment.
At the risk of sounding 50 years older than I am, it seems that they don’t make cars like they used to. Or at least according to my automotive technician, cars today aren’t what they used to be, and my car specifically.