ROMER (www.romer.com), a subsidiary of Hexagon Metrology, Inc. (www.hexagonmetrology.com), has announced their latest collection of non-contact tube inspection system which offers a vast array of wire and tube bending applications, such as bend correction to reduce scrap, tube inspection, fixture verification and reverse engineering. The enhancements to the system focus on simplicity, expanded flexibility and ease-of-use to improve shop productivity.
A series of non-contact, infrared probes offer operator-assisted visual notification through a laser stripe showing the measured area. A tube or wire allows operators to view acquired data points during the inspection process. The probes can be interchanged with traditional ball probes without requiring for re-calibration and presenting true plug-and-play capability. Flanges, bosses, brackets or other geometric features can now be integrated in the measurement routine. Aside from saving time, its no re-calibration feature also offers the field an extra layer of error proofing. ROMER’s legacy systems enables measurement of the most versatile wires or tubes with diameters ranging between 4 mm to 130 mm, without risk of deflection.
In summing up the latest tube inspection line of ROMER, Zvonimir Kotnik, Director of the Business Management group of Hexagon Metrology, Inc., said, “The straightforward operation of the overall system guarantees simple, flawless operation. By making the measurement process easier for the operator, we have improved efficiency, accuracy, and productivity for the entire tube shop”.
Based on the patented ROMER Absolute Arm portable CMM, the system’s proprietary absolute encoders are fitted in the arm’s primary axes, enabling the arm to know the exact position of its joints and effectively eliminating antiquated homing procedures. To stabilize its weight for effortless control above and below its centerline and for one-handed operation, the articulating arm comes with low profile, Zero-G counterbalance.