Measurement of the torque and tearing of the cap of bottles, bottles, jars both in screwing and unscrewing

Torque gauges for caps for measuring the tightening torque, both during screwing and unscrewing, of bottle caps, drums, containers, jars, bottles, containers and jerry cans.

Torque tester for caps to measure the tightening torque, both during screwing and unscrewing, of bottle caps, drums, containers, jars, bottles, receptacles and jerry cans.

The cap torque transducers of the CAP-TT01 series are designed with the aim of measuring the screwing and removal torque of caps up to 11,5 Nm (100 lbFin).

Adjustable supports efficiently hold a wide range of container shapes and sizes, while optional flat and adjustable jaws are available for special profiles. The robust aluminum design and the simple and intuitive use allow the use in the laboratory and in production environments even by non-expert personnel.

The accuracy of ± 0,3% of the full scale and the incredibly fast sampling rate of 7.000 Hz guarantee precise and reliable test results, even in fast-acting applications.

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Flatness measurement with multi-dimension control units and LVDT linear transducers

digicheck measures flatness with lvdt probes and multi-dimension electronic controller

Flatness measurement is a method used for measure flatness of a surface or a piece.

It is an important part of many industrial processes and can be done with different techniques. One of the most common methods for measuring flatness is theuse of LVDT probes and linear transducers. This method has become increasingly popular due to its high accuracy and reliability.

For measurements obtained from LVDT probes and linear transducers, amulti-dimension control unit, to ensure uniformity across multiple parts or surfaces to be measured. This control unit uses multiple sensors placed on the surface to be measured, obtaining readings from each sensor at different points on the surface. The acquired data is then compared with predetermined values, which allow to obtain accurate measurements with minimal variations between the various measurement points.

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DL1 series LED illuminators for vision systems and optical inspection benches

LED lighting is a technology that is becoming increasingly important in machine vision systems.

LED lights are very efficient, economical and reliable, and can be used to illuminate specific areas in an environment with precision.

Plus, LEDs are more durable than other traditional light sources, so you won't have to worry about replacing bulbs every year.

One way LEDs are used in computer vision is to create a strobe light.

This type of illumination can be used to allow you to control the speed of the process and identify objects or parts of interest within the image.

The use of strobe light also offers the possibility of detecting invisible defects during the production process and measuring their dimensions with precision.

Modern machine vision systems often combine LED illumination with high-resolution sensors such as linear industrial cameras, infrared cameras or high-speed cameras.

They can also incorporate advanced equipment such as lenses and objectives that provide sharp images from various angles without the need for mechanical handling of the device.

Additionally, this technology can be used in conjunction with digital image processing and artificial intelligence (AI) to support skilled applications such as manufacturing accounting or predictive maintenance in a modern Industry 4.0 environment.

Vision systems play a crucial role in modern industry. On the one hand, they allow companies to control the quality of their products and to optimize complex processes such as industrial and logistic ones.

On the other hand, vision systems support advanced applications such as Industry 4.0, artificial intelligence (AI), image processing (IP) and so on.

As a result, it's no surprise that companies come looking for innovative and technologically advanced solutions to make the most of their vision systems.

LED illuminators are a great example of such innovative solutions: this technology is now widely used in industries such as automotive and electronics, where it is essential to control the product in terms of quality and precision.

LED illuminators offer advantages over other types of lighting traditionally used in this sector: first of all, longer life and more stable performance. In addition, the LED illuminators have very fast turn-on times, making them ideally suited for industrial linear and 3D cameras that require minimal time for measuring and processing the images acquired in rapid mode.

Another commonly used method in industrial vision is strobe lighting – also known as flash lighting – which is mainly used to instantly identify defects on objects thanks to the particular configuration of the light emitted by this type of semiconductor lamp.

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LED vision illuminators are devices used in factory automation and machine vision applications that provide uniform, well-balanced light throughout the scene.

LED technology is one of the most advanced in existence, providing high brightness lighting with low energy consumption and with the possibility of adjusting the color of the light.

LED illuminators also offer greater thermal stability, allowing these devices to operate in extreme conditions and at high temperatures.

LED Vision Illuminators are specifically designed to provide optimal illumination within the camera's field of view.

These light sources are available in a variety of colors including white, red, green and blue and can be easily dimmed remotely to change the hue of the light depending on the needs of the application.

LED illuminators have many advantages over traditional artificial light sources. First of all, being very energy efficient, they allow to reduce the overall costs of industrial operation or visual monitoring.

Furthermore, LED illuminators are available in different forms as recessed lamps or portable units that can be easily installed within industrialized structures and integrated into existing plant engineering without having to modify production lines.

LED lighting systems are an important component of the operation of vision systems, and their technology, use and installation are of great importance for maintaining the correct functioning of the machine.

The quality of the lighting is essential for the quality and efficiency of the system. LEDs offer very high brightness and highly reliable performance, with low temperatures and fast execution.

In machine vision applications and factory automation, LED illuminators offer considerable flexibility in illuminating the objects scanned by the system. Thanks to their small size, they can be positioned to create a constant lighting pattern over the entire surface of the object. Furthermore, due to the very low energy consumption that LEDs have compared to other types of lighting, they are particularly suitable for industrial environments that have to manage large production volumes with very long cycles.

LED illuminators are also perfect for situations where interference between different devices must be avoided: for example when it is necessary to separate different illuminated areas by different partitions on the same piece.

LED machine vision lighting systems have become an essential component in machine vision and industrial automation applications. LED illuminators offer many advantages over traditional lights, including greater accuracy and quality in the image. This is due to their high brightness, lower energy content and longer life of the light source. An LED illuminator can be placed directly on the object to be inspected or on any sensitive component that requires illumination, providing a coherent beam of light for accurate measurement.

LED illuminators can be used for even the most demanding applications thanks to a wide range of features: customizable design, intelligent device surface temperature control, integrated over-voltage/over-current protection, ultra-slim wide angles and high luminous performance.

The illuminator can be customized with different shell sizes and shapes according to the type of project required. This would make it easy to build the final product without having to modify the original hardware. In addition, all RODER models are equipped with CE-certified drivers for the correct operation of electrical appliances and fire-resistant self-extinguishing structures to ensure constant operation in harsh conditions.

Dimensional checks with multi-quota control units and LVDT linear transducers

MODULCHECK series dimensional and geometric control systems allow the measurement and determination of conformity of mechanical parts and discrete objects using objective measurement procedures that can be easily managed even by non-expert personnel. The innovative architecture on which the MODULCHECK system is based allows the creation of dimensional and geometric test benches (static or dynamic) using easily available equipment and sensors and easily editable during setup or directly in production also by the end customer.

MODULCHECK systems are suitable for measurements directly on the production line and also managed by unqualified personnel. The visualization interface has been deliberately made simple and easy to consult but without renouncing the powerful mathematical functions intended for the analysis of dimensional and geometric characteristics. 

All production data are stored in a local database with the possibility of transferring or synchronizing with existing databases (SQL, XML or CSV) for a complete and reliable analysis of data in real time.

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Artificial vision systems for the control of defects on continuous products in the production line

Machine vision is a key technology for Industry 4.0 and the inspection of defects in continuous products on the production line.

With the help of vision systems, such as LED illuminators, industrial and linear cameras, image processors and artificial intelligence, greater accuracy in identifying product defects can be achieved.

Computer vision-based systems can help companies to identify any problems early during the production phase.

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Systems for measuring the position, displacement and deformation of large structures

Systems for measuring the position, displacement and strain of large structures can be extremely complex. Laser technology for dimensional inspections offers a simple and effective way to address these problems. Laser distance meters are devices that use a beam of light to measure the distance between two points with high precision and accuracy. This equipment can be used on structures such as bridges, buildings and ships, among many others, in numerous industrial applications.

LASER distance meters are designed to meet rigorous demands in terms of precision, accuracy and performance. They feature a dynamic range of 100 meters or more depending on the model chosen. Even though the cheaper versions have a lower range, they still have the advantage of taking fast and accurate measurements without human intervention.

LASER distance meters provide vital information on how the structure behaves over time and eventually deteriorates. They can measure changes in the width or height of structures, as well as gradual displacement or deformation caused by extreme load or vibration. The improvements integrated in RODER solutions allow for this purpose the automatic analysis of the orientation and the automatic detection of obstacles along the path of the laser during the real-time monitoring operations of large structures.

Laser distance meter technology can also be used successfully in difficult conditions, such as dusty, watery or extreme temperature environments. All RODER units are compatible with the international standard which guarantees all devices to dust and liquid particles superior to other products on the market. As a result , RODER sensors can easily be used in harsh environments and extreme conditions that other products can not withstand .

Systems that measure the position, displacement and deformation of large structures have become more common in recent years. One effective way to achieve this is through the use of laser distance meters (LDMs). These devices use laser technology to measure distances between specific points on the surface of the structure and provide accurate data. The main advantage of using LDM in the measurement of large structures is the possibility of obtaining accurate results in a very short time. Since there is no physical contact with the structure, the data collected is more reliable than with other methods.

Another benefit of using LDM for measuring large structures is that it makes determining position, displacement, and strain easier and more cost-effective than more traditional methods such as contact devices or wire encoders. By using low-power lasers, the process can be completed safely without damaging internal components or the surrounding environment, and without endangering operators. Furthermore, it is possible to repeatedly take readings over time with a high degree of accuracy, thus making it possible to monitor the evolution of the dimensions and dynamic behavior of the structure over time.

Laser distance meters are ideally suited to measuring large structures as they are totally independent of environmental conditions such as direct sunlight or any environmental contaminants. This reliability allows them to operate in any outdoor and indoor environmental condition without compromising the accuracy of the measurements taken. Furthermore, since LDM units are small enough to be mounted even on small surfaces, they can also be installed on the lower parts of structures where direct access is not feasible.

When all these beneficial products are considered from the use of LDM to measure the position, displacement and deformation of large structures, it becomes clear that this technology represents a valid alternative to other traditional methods. Of particular interest for industries that need to monitor and keep track of all the dynamic assets of their structures is the fact that LDM technology offers updated and frequent information on the actual status of the monitored structures with very high precision

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LASER scanner for dimensional and geometric control of continuous products in the production line

Laser scanning systems are a type of inspection technology used in the manufacturing industry to provide an accurate measurement of the shape and size of products.

Laser technology offers unmatched accuracy when inspecting and measuring complex contoured products, including 3D profiles. Additionally, the speed and reliability with which a laser can perform inspections make it ideal for production lines where speed is of the essence. Laser systems can be used for a variety of applications including dimensional and geometric inspection of continuous products on automated production lines.

A laser beam scanner mainly consists of a laser source, an optical module and a control device. The light source sends a focused beam of high energy onto the surface of the product under investigation. The optical module converts the reflective beam into an electrical impulse which is then processed by a control device. The device allows the laser system to take accurate dimensional and geometric measurements of the product, as well as verify the presence or absence of specific structural properties such as irregular geometries or dimensional variations within defined tolerances.

The main advantage of using laser scanning technology over conventional techniques is accuracy. Since laser scanners can capture detailed information with pinpoint accuracy, there is no need for repeated manual inspections that consume valuable time in automated production lines. The data collected by the sensors can then be viewed as 3D graphs and analyzed to identify any anomalies during the production process before they affect the functionality and performance of the finished product.

The capability of laser scanning technology is not limited only to dimensional inspection but also includes the measurement of the three-dimensional surface of the object under examination and the digital processing of the same data; which will allow industrial operators to easily identify any problems related to the quality of the single piece before it reaches the final stage of the process, thus reducing fatal times due to human error and avoiding too expensive and inefficient and large-scale maintenance solutions.

Laser scanners are measurement and control machines that allow companies to detect the quality of products on the production line. The use of this tool allows to obtain a higher precision in measurement and a higher speed, compared to the use of other methods of inspection. Laser technology also offers the possibility of performing precise dimensional and geometric inspections on products continuously.

These features make laser scanners ideal for inspecting products on a production line faster and more effectively. One particularly important advantage is that many items can be checked at the same time, saving valuable time. For example, companies can use this technology to immediately detect if there is an incorrect assembly, if there has been a defect during the production process or if there has been a dimensional change in the finished product. Furthermore, it is possible to constantly monitor the quality of the product during the production process ensuring that the final quality meets the standards set by the company.

Laser scanners also offer some additional benefits such as the ability to read embossed barcodes or 3D matrix QR codes presented on the parts to be inspected, as well as the ability to read heat marks previously printed on the surface of the material to be inspected. This will allow companies not only to provide real-time feedback on the current status of the product, but also to track essential information relating to the origin and identification of the material used in the production process.

Additionally, thanks to advances in industrial electronics and computer technology, modern laser systems are more accurate and reliable than ever before. The systems incorporate advanced features such as anti-interference algorithms to avoid errors caused by artificially generated light sources or by impulses from other industrial machines. All collected data is transmitted directly to the dedicated software without human intervention to analyze and process them.

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Level measurement in tanks, silos or large containers with level display on remote monitors

laser distance meter applications for level measurements in tanks and silos

I laser distance meters RODER LDM42 series provide efficient level measurement in tanks, silos or large containers.

The RODER system offers automatic level up display remote monitors to facilitate monitoring, measurement and traceability of material levels.

It also features a built-in two-way communication system to ensure a accurate data transmission and reliable over long distances.

Thanks to the RODER system, the responsible technicians are able to remotely monitor the contents of the tanks without having to access them. This not only saves time but also money by reducing the labor costs associated with manual access.

RODER LDM42 laser distance meters represent an effective and efficient solution for level measurement in tanks and storage systems.

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  • Measuring range up to 30 meters with a millimeter precision, extendable up to 100 meters with reflector.
  • Robust design, with IP65 degree of protection, also for outdoor installation.
  • Le small size and low weight make it easy to install and maintain in any environment, without the need for special tools or equipment.
  • Advanced optical filtering prevents false readings caused by ambient light interference, allowing for more reliable measurements over greater distances and with higher accuracy than traditional sensors.
  • Easy integration into existing systems thanks to awide choice of analog and digital interfaces, which allow the LASER module to be quickly connected to any controller or device without further hardware modifications or programming efforts on the part of the user.
  • Il Low energy consumption allows the sensor to work not only on mains power but on battery or other limited energy sources, such as solar cells.
  • THEhigh immunity to electrical noise makes it suitable for use in industrial environments where high electromagnetic fields are present.
  • La self-diagnosis function built-in triggers an alarm when errors occur during operation, ensuring greater safety.
  • Flexible application options: can be used for tasks of continuous monitoring or combined with motion components for dynamic measurement applications.
  • The functionality of remote monitoring via Ethernet interface allows users to control their distance meters from anywhere in the world via an Internet connection, providing greater flexibility and convenience in collecting data from multiple locations simultaneously.
  • Il short reaction time ensures fast response even when detecting fast-moving objects, improving overall system performance.
  • Highly configurable software with extensive customization options.
  • Temperature compensation capability for increased reliability in various environmental conditions.

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LDM42 series LASER distance meters

  • LASER distance meters for distance measurements up to 30 meters on natural surfaces or 100 meters with reflector
  • Power supply 24 Vdc
  • RS232 - RS422 interfaces - Profinet, Profibus and Ethernet / IP
  • Visible LASER emitter (red) with safety class 2
  • Accuracy up to +/- 1 mm
  • Wide range of accessories for high temperature environments or for environments with high contaminants

LDM300 series LASER distance meters

  • LASER distance meters for distance measurements up to 3000 meters
  • Power supply 24 Vdc
  • RS232 - RS422 interfaces
  • Wide range of accessories
  • Suitable for monitoring the position of large structures and objects

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I laser distance meters RODER provide highly accurate and reliable level measurement with pinpoint accuracy and fast response times, ideal for silo and tank level measurement.

Laser distance meters are easy to install, they do not require recalibration and require minimal maintenance over their lifetime.

The non-contact nature of the laser sensor eliminates potential safety or contamination issues associated with the measurement of liquids in tanks, due to contact measurement methods.

The flexibility of laser distance meters allows them to be used in a variety of applications, such as the monitoring of liquid level changes in large storage tanks or identifying blockages or blockages in pipelines, as well as providing continuous level readings from multiple points simultaneously.

The ability to measure distances up to 100m makes them suitable for large warehouses where more traditional level sensors may not be usable due to the limitations of their range.

Laser distance meters they are able to measure horizontal and vertical distances without the need for direct contact or line-of-sight access, making them ideal for hard-to-reach places or awkward locations within silos and tanks.

They are extremely affordable compared to other non-contact sensors - they can be purchased at a lower cost compared to traditional ultrasonic level sensors or radar systems which require additional hardware and cabling costs.

Rated to IP65, these laser distance meters can be used outdoors even when exposed to rain, snow and other extreme environmental conditions (with suitable enclosures), allowing for greater flexibility during installation and operation in a range of applications within industrial plants and mining operations where robustness is essential in extreme external conditions (contact our technical support for more information).

By allowing remote control via a digital input/output connection configuration, operations can be controlled from a safe distance which reduces risk factors particularly related to personnel entering confined spaces such as manholes/pits, etc.

Measuring the liquid level inside a tank, silo or large container has never been easier thanks to the RODER LDM-42 laser distance meters. These precision instruments not only measure accurately and reliably, but also display real-time data on remote monitors via Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

RODER LDM42 laser distance meters open up new possibilities for monitoring the amount of liquid stored, so you know exactly when it's time to replenish and maintain inventory levels with confidence.

RODER's LDM42 laser distance meters are the perfect tool for measuring levels in silos and tanks. They offer unmatched accuracy and reliability, with readings consistently accurate to within 1 millimetre.

Data is displayed in real time on remote monitors via Wi-Fi or Ethernet networks, so you don't need to be on site to get up-to-date readings. The data also allows for tracking of inventory levels, so that when it's time to restock, you can be sure you have the right amount on hand.

Another advantage of using RODER LDM-42 laser distance meters is the ease of installation and operation. The meters can be easily mounted to the walls of tanks or silos, and the setup process is simple enough that anyone can do it.

Operation is completely non-contact, so no maintenance is required, other than occasional checks as needed. This makes them an effective choice for both large-scale industrial applications and small installations.

With RODER laser distance meters, even environmental factors such as temperature changes do not affect the readings, as they use retroreflective optical technology. This means that regardless of the extreme conditions, theAccuracy remains constant over long periods of time, with minimal effort on the part of the user.

Last but not least, having access to up-to-date information on the liquid content inside a tank or silo can be invaluable for any process dealing with liquid products: knowing exactly when it is time to order new stocks will save you money and time in the long run and help you stay ahead of your competitors by keeping your warehouses regularly stocked. RODER's LASER distance meters make all of this possible and reliable thanks to their advanced technological capabilities!

Thanks to its unique design and features, the LDM42 laser distance meter maximizes safety in tank level measurement applications. Eliminate manual checking processes that can be dangerous and time consuming. Since it does not require contact with any product, it helps to reduce hazardous conditions in the workplace.

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LVDT linear transducers for dimensional and geometric control

I LVDT linear transducers allow precision measurements on mechanical parts or on any object that can be measured with a contact probe.

Combined with special signal amplifiers they allow the measurement of dimensional characteristics (thicknesses, widths, positions, heights, diameters, ovality) and geometric (flatness, parallelism, perpendicularity, oscillation, eccentricity and coaxiality) with millesimal precision even on complex mechanical parts.

LVDT transducers with spring drive system (with fixed mechanical preload) or LVDT linear transducers with pneumatic drive particularly suitable for automatic measuring systems.

Some families of LVDT probes can be made with a vacuum-based displacement mechanism.

Transducers with radial cable exit, with axial cable exit or with quick connection and disconnection systems are possible.

RODER manufactures complete "turnkey" systems consisting of LVDT probes, amplifiers and electronic controllers, data acquisition systems, software for statistical and mechanical control specially designed.

RODER measurement systems find applications in many industrial sectors: precision mechanics, sheet metal working, plastic moulding, electro-medical, metallurgical and iron and steel.

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Digital radius and diameter gauge DIACHECK-CT series

The DIACHECK-CT series digital radius and diameter gauge allows direct and instantaneous reading of internal or external radii or diameters in a range between 100 and 10000 mm.

Il High precision digital radius and diameter gauge of the DIACHECK-CT series is designed to measure the radius of cylindrical objects such as pipes, profiles and calenders quickly and accurately.

This measuring instrument allows the measurement of the radius of curvature or, of the internal or external diameter of a certain part using the method of measuring the circumference based on three points.

Technical features

This radius gauge allows direct and instantaneous reading of inside or outside radius values ​​for a wide range of curves, profiles, diameters and cylindrical objects.

  • Comfort: there is no need to cut out templates to find out the radius of a curve, nor to remove the piece from the machine to measure it and not even to extract the part from its installation location (for example underground pipes, installed tanks, positioned and fixed calenders)

  • Ease of use: it's easy to use and the measurement process is lightning fast. Simply place the gauge inside or outside the curve to automatically obtain the value of the radius of curvature or the diameter of the object.

  • Multi-material: the gauge is suitable for any type of solid material such as steel, wood or plastic materials.

  • High precision: the margin of error on the radius is only 0,1 mm (the measurement accuracy depends on the superficial quality of the solid to be measured and it is necessary to work on a surface without depressions or with high surface roughness to obtain maximum precision).

  • Field of application: this radius gauge is supplied with different measuring arcs and with different angles of support. The use of the various arcs offers a measurement range between 100 and 10000 mm.

Innovative and versatile

  • Battery Powered LCD Digital Display: comfortable reading of the measured value with the possibility of transferring the measured value to a acquisition system based on Bluetooth interface.

  • Practical: it is small and light and can be easily used for different measurements by simply changing the measuring head.

  • Transport: An aluminum case with internal foam protection is available to store and protect the meter when not in use. Convenient to carry and shock resistant.

  • Two units of measurement: you can choose whether to measure in millimeters or inches just press the unit conversion button.

  • Ideal for large radii: the measuring tool can measure radii up to 10 meters with the highest precision.

Typical applications

  • Measurement of bend radius of bent pipes.

  • Measure of outer diameter of pipes and ducts (even if already positioned or buried).

  • Measure of internal diameter of ribs and large pipes.

  • Measure of radius of curvature of curved sheet metal.

  • Diameter measurement of large tanks or silos, both during the construction of the individual parts and during assembly and positioning.
diacheck instrument for measuring the diameter, angle and radius of curvature of pipes, tanks, ribs, plates.
  • Measurement of the radius of curvature of molded or thermoformed plastic parts.

  • Measurement of the radius of curvature of laminated and curved beams.

  • Shape measurement of stamped details or curved sheet metal intended for the furniture sector.

  • Measurement of glass curvature or artifacts with complex geometric shapes.

  • Verify e comparison of the mathematical model of geometric shapes produced by CNC.

  • Verification of bending of pipes and fittings.
diacheck instrument for measuring the diameter, angle and radius of curvature of pipes, tanks, ribs, plates.
  • Measurement of glass curvature and mating profiles.

  • Measure of the rcurvature of car bodies and sheet metal parts for the automotive sector.

  • Measurement of diameter of ribs for tunnels or for construction.

  • Measurement of the radius of curvature of cement and concrete products.

  • Measurement of the radius of curvature or the diameter of parts intended for the naval sector or the construction of large structures.

diacheck instrument for measuring the diameter, angle and radius of curvature of pipes, tanks, ribs, plates.
  • Measurement of the bending radius of profiles during processing on profile bending machines, bending machines and forming systems.

  • Measurement of the diameter of pipes and of the coupling taper for the hydrocarbon, water and liquid transport sector.

  • Measurement of the degree of taper of mating flanges for pipes or tanks.

  • Measurement of the diameter or radius of curvature of calendered or welded products.

  • Verify proper fit of parts during mating and sealing.