Non-Contact Tread Measurement Speeds Pipe Inspection
Pipe/coupling thread measurement system designed to reduce tool costs and downtimes.
Emag’s non-contact pipe and coupling thread inspection system (TIS) is designed to save time and labor on an essential measuring process. The optical measuring system can be used autonomously or integrated into a complete production process. Advantages of the TIS include potential savings resulting from its automated operation, and measurement accuracy and short measuring times. Once measurements are taken, feedback is directed back to the machine tool’s CNC, allowing tool corrections to be made automatically and immediately during the machining process. This error-minimizing system is said to measure all thread types (API and premium threads), which eliminates a manual measurement process. This method also detects insert wear, which allows optimal insert changes to be performed, thereby reducing tool costs and downtimes due to worn tools.
For those in the market for accurate and reliable roundness measuring instruments, here’s a line-up designed to offer the right balance of capability, automation and capacity for a range of applications and budgets.
SPC Innovations' line of in-machine gages may provide an automated solution to some of the issues with post-process inspection.
Making micro sized parts is one thing; measuring them is another.