Blum-Novotest Showcases New Laser Measuring System, Celebrates 50 Years

At Blum-Novotest’s booth this year the company is showcasing LC50-DIGILOG laser measuring system, a FANUC CR-7iA cobot using a Blum-Novotest bore and a FANUC Robodrill vertical machining center.


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Blum-Novotest, founded as Blum in 1968, acquired Novotest, a manufacturer of test stands, in 1994 and thus became Blum-Novotest Inc. Now a manufacturer of and high-precision measuring and testing technology based out of Erlanger, Kentucky, the company is celebrating its 50th anniversary at IMTS this year.

At its booth, the company is featuring the LC50-Digilog laser measuring system. This is said to be the first product line which combines the knowhow of both Blum and Novotest in a test stand series for machine tool spindles. “This is the first time it is in the U.S.,” says Sarah Plummer, marketing manager. “A huge portion of our booth, about half to two-thirds of it, is dedicated strictly to this new technology. And we have a large video wall showcasing this new product.”

The other half of the booth is taken up by a FANUC CR-7iA collaborative robot using a Blum-Novotest bore gage to measure a transmission rear housing bore from Daimler transmission. “This will be the first time we have a robot,” Plummer says. “The robot will be using our bore gage to measure the diameter of the bore.”

There will also be a FANUC Robodrill vertical machining center present at the booth that will include demos of the LC50-Digilog laser on it.

Owner Günther Blum and his son Alexander Blum, managing director and the current operating owner, will also be present at the booth as part of the anniversary celebration.