Dimensional checks with LASER sensors


I laser triangulation sensors they are an effective and precise tool for measuring and evaluating high temperature metal products, such as billets and blooms.

These sensors use a laser beam that is focused on the surface of the product to measure its dimensions. These include width, thickness, straightness and length. The laser beam reflects off the product surface and is transmitted back to the sensor, enabling it to give an accurate measurement reading.

This dimensional inspection method is used extensively in steel rolling mills, where extremely high temperatures can present a challenge to more conventional measurement methods.

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Dimensional controls of metallic materials at high temperatures

Dimensional control of high temperature metal parts in the steel and metallurgical industry is essential to ensure the manufacture of quality products.

For this purpose, specialized tools such as i laser triangulation sensors, laser distance meters and other instruments based on optical measuring principle.

I laser triangulation sensors provide accurate measurements by measuring the distance between two points with an infrared or visible light source.

These devices are able to detect even very small irregularities in the shape or size of a piece. Laser distance meters are fast, accurate tools used to measure distances between two points on the surface of a workpiece. They use laser beams to accurately measure distances without any human intervention.

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Artificial vision systems for quality control on the production line

control station for vision systems with embedded computer

"All in one" artificial vision systems for quality control on the production line, on automatic machines and manual test benches. The new systems of the VISION CHECK 2000 series integrate a powerful artificial vision system, based on the latest generation image processing algorithms, a touch screen video interface and all the electronics necessary for interfacing with the production line or for the remote control through fieldbus or standard I / O. The powerful functions made available by the control station allow you to carry out both operations visual inspection what operations of dimensional and geometric control. The PCL2315 control station is equipped with a state-of-the-art industrial controller capable of processing the images acquired in real time, generating the response of the control in a few milliseconds. The ability to connect a very large number of cameras (up to 32 cameras), the ability to customize the lighting system and the complete configurability of the acquisition software and processing allows a very high system flexibility, guaranteeing the possibility to face all the problems of industrial control with a single artificial vision system.

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Non-contact thickness measurements on the production line with LASER thickness gauges

laser thickness gauge for measuring the thickness of metal strips, sheets and continuous strips in pickling and cutting plants

Non-contact thickness and width measurements using laser technologies have now become a reality.

Laser technologies, especially thickness measuring instruments, offer great advantages over traditional contact measurements.

Thanks to their high performance, these technologies can revolutionize the way thickness and width measurements are made in industrial manufacturing.

Laser measuring systems make it possible to obtain precise and reliable data even at high speeds and in difficult environmental conditions.

Laser systems are capable of instantly providing accurate information about the thickness or width of the material being examined. Once installed on production lines, laser systems can be quickly adjusted to suit different types of material or sizes, making production extremely flexible and offering a high degree of measurement accuracy.

Laser sensors can also ensure fully automatic operation and eliminate the need for costly and frequent maintenance as is the case with traditional tactile measurement.

Another major advantage is that laser systems do not require proper preparation of the material to be tested before taking measurements.

The configuration of the machine can be implemented with on-board software that supports many standard industrial protocols, thus qualifying itself as a leader in the industry 4.0 sector.

LASER thickness gauges are one of the most advanced technologies presented on the market when it comes to applications dedicated to the exact measurement of thicknesses and widths.

This solution offers very high reading precision and operating speed throughout the production procedure; in fact, the thickness or width can be read without any direct contact with the material being processed, ensuring ease of use and accurate results at each operating cycle.

The combination of ultra-precise sensors and high-definition optics provides excellently accurate results regardless of the material to be analyzed and the surrounding environmental conditions.

In conclusion, thanks to modern technologies such as LASER thickness gauges, industry now has access to the tools to make fast and precise readings.

Ultrasonic thickness gauges for corrosion monitoring and quality control

Precision ultrasonic thickness gauges for thickness and wear measurements
Precision ultrasonic thickness gauges for thickness and wear measurements

Ultrasonic thickness gauges are a valuable tool for corrosion monitoring and quality control. These are devices that use ultrasound to measure the thickness of materials such as metals, alloys, plastics, and ceramic compounds.

They are used in a variety of industrial fields ranging from corrosion analysis, thickness measurement, preventive maintenance, to pipeline analysis and tank thickness control.

Ultrasonic thickness gauges allow you to determine structural integrity or structural integrity during structural and protective inspections.

They also provide detailed information on the internal condition of the examined material and can identify any hidden problems such as cavities or inclusions.

Furthermore, this equipment can be used to verify the accuracy of the manufacturing process depending on the industry involved.

Direct measurement with ultrasonic thickness gauges is much faster than other traditionally used non-destructive methods such as radiography or x-ray scanning.

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Non-contact profilometry and reverse engineering with LASER scanner

laser scanner for profile measurement of gears and gears

Contact and non-contact profilometry is a measurement technique used to reconstruct the geometry of an object. Traditionally, contact profilometry has used a rod with a top-mounted force/position sensor to measure changes in the surface of the object. However, the use of laser scanners is becoming increasingly popular for dimensional analysis of object geometry.

This technique uses a laser beam projected onto the object to be measured and allows the profile to be reconstructed quickly and accurately.

Laser scanning systems have been used to generate three-dimensional models of objects and the technology is becoming more common in digital reconstruction. A laser scanner-based system is capable of acquiring detailed information on objects by extending the limits of traditional techniques such as contact profilometry.

The surveying process can be automated and offers accurate results even if the object to be measured is complex and awkward to handle manually.

The use of laser scanners in reverse engineering offers great advantages over the use of conventional tools, such as the possibility of reconstructing complex shapes in addition to the regular ones, such as holes and slots, but also irregular surfaces such as curves and surfaces aesthetics; consequently there is less need to do without some complex geometric functions that would take a very long time to calculate using traditional mathematical methods.

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Portable Xenon and LED stroboscopes for high speed optical analysis

battery-powered portable strobe for preventative maintenance
battery-powered portable strobe for preventative maintenance

Portable LED and Xenon stroboscopes have a big impact in high speed optical analysis in production lines.

These devices allow you to carry out preventive maintenance activities, the analysis of repetitive phenomena and slow vision.

As changeover times on production lines become ever faster, the devices are able to provide a detailed view of production quality immediately after the line has started. The information that is captured with this method can be used to increase the productivity of production lines while reducing waste and costs.

LED strobes offer greater versatility than traditional xenon, as they can be designed according to the specific needs of the process. In addition, the LED light flash can be generated in less time than conventional Xenon and is much more energy efficient.

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Thickness measurement with contact thickness gauges in the production line and metrology laboratory

contact thickness gauge for manual thickness measurement

Thickness measurement is one of the main activities in manufacturing processes in industry and laboratory.

The choice of the appropriate equipment is essential to ensure the precision required in the production process. An effective way to accurately measure thickness is to use contact-friendly thickness gauges, also known as digital contact gauges or contact micrometers.

Contact thickness gauges are precise measuring instruments with a range of 0 to 300 millimeters (12″). They are equipped with touch probe systems that allow accurate and efficient thickness measurement. In addition, they offer the possibility of using standardized calibration materials as a reference for the most accurate measurements. Some brands such as RODER, Kaefer and Mitutoyo have developed state-of-the-art equipment that guarantees reliable performance in production and laboratory metrology.

The very versatile and efficient digital contact thickness gauges have a unique feature, i.e. the arm with different depths which allows you to carry out measurements in difficult to access situations such as acute angles indoors or outdoors. They are easy to use thanks to their intuitive interfaces with LCD displays and intuitively placed buttons.

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Length and position gauges for easily deformed profiles

3D laser scanner for point cloud based profile measurement

Length, profile and position measurement systems for easily deformed profiles can be applied to various types of products such as gaskets, tapes and hoses in flexible materials.

When it comes to gaskets, for example, you need a system that can accurately measure final length after assembly, so you need high-precision components that can handle variations in profile shape.

To meet these needs, numerous devices suitable for dimensional control are available. Among these is the laser scanner, which is used to measure the complete 3D geometry of the product and is particularly suited to the inspection of objects with complex or irregular surfaces.

The vision systems also allow the precise detection of the dimensional characteristics even if they do not automatically identify the geometric details. They use technologies such as line and matrix cameras along with artificial intelligence and computer models to automatically detect errors in the most complex parts.

Optical inspection technology can provide a high level of accuracy in dimensional measurement and control of the most complex parts. Systems based on laser sensors, cameras and artificial intelligence can accurately analyze all dimensional characteristics individually or simultaneously. ù With the help of advanced hardware such as CCD and CMOS industrial cameras together with computer vision, optical inspection systems allow for accurate monitoring of dimensionally critical elements such as sharp edges, burrs and geometric errors during industrial production.

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LED illuminators for artificial vision systems in industrial applications

DC3 series LED illuminators for direct mounting on the camera

The role of LED illuminators in industrial vision systems has become increasingly important as the complexity of production lines increases.

The LED illumination provides a strong uniform illumination on the object to be inspected, thus contributing to the accuracy of the results, allowing for maximum efficiency in production.

Modern LED illuminators are particularly suitable for applications such as optical reading of barcodes, ROBOT guidance systems, optical inspection systems and can be used on linear or matrix systems.

Optical sensors and vision cameras enable accurate inspection with the help of reliable LED lighting, which can also be dimmed as required.

This ensures that material is controlled accurately and efficiently in all industrial working environments. Modern vision technologies are based on a mix of artificial intelligence, visual intelligence and optical-optical controls and has become an essential element for industries 4.0, because they offer accurate data collection capabilities and timeliness in the decision-making process.

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