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Mitutoyo America Corporation Releases New FORMTRACER Avant Measuring System

Mitutoyo America Corporation Releases New FORMTRACER Avant Measuring System

Mitutoyo America Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the FORMTRACER Avant Series Contour and Surface Roughness measuring system to our product line. The FORMTRACER Avant is Mitutoyo’s next generation Formtracer measuring system that measures advanced contour and surface roughness features with high precision, speed, flexibility and efficiency in one machine. The new FORMTRACER Avant enables conversion between contour and surface roughness measurements in seconds without closing down the software or switching off the controller. Key features of the FORMTRACER Avant include:
  • NEW quick sensor exchange without turning off machine
  • NEW enhanced stylus protection function
  • Increased drive speed on X and Z axes
  • NEW faster retraction of the stylus after measurement (58% improvement)
  • Increase in the amount of retrofit selections of optional surface/contour detectors
  • Easier part programming with the...

Filling Your Customers’ Calibrated Tool Orders is Now Easier & Faster

Our New Product Numbering System & Open “Date Put Into Service” Certificate Simplifies the Purchasing & Inventory Control Process Mitutoyo America Corporation is launching a new feature to make ordering a comprehensive list of Calibrated Products faster and easier while improving inventory control for your distribution center.  These Calibrated Products include an ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Certificate of Calibration packaged with the product. The Certificate of Calibration is fully endorsed and includes the accreditation symbol, A2LA certificate 0750.01, from the Mitutoyo America Calibration Laboratory in Aurora, Illinois. The accredited certificate represents the best practice in calibration and is a requirement in many industries. These calibrated tools will have a new, single part number with its own bar code and can be a part of your normal inventory. When a customer orders one of these calibrated tools, the tool...

MeasurLink® Transforms QC for Pinnacle Machine Works

Customer Profile:

Located in Houston, Texas, Pinnacle Machine Works is a manufacturer of oilfield couplings ranging in size from 4.5” to 10.625”, as well as a provider of threading services of full-length pipe in the same size ranges. Established in 2013, Pinnacle Machine Works has more than 100 employees and is housed within a state-of- the-art facility licensed by API to API 5CT and to API Q1 standards.

Challenge

As Pinnacle grew, in late 2017 they embarked on a mission to transform and improve productivity. This involved a re-organization of the manufacturing plant, the rollout of lean initiatives and an investment in new tooling. As this transformation progressed, it unveiled additional opportunities for improvement. In particular, it became clear that quality still needed to improve and inspection only, as a means of improving the quality of their product, was not...

Mitutoyo America Corporation Releases New MiSCAN Vision Measuring System

Mitutoyo America Corporation Releases New MiSCAN Vision Measuring System

Mitutoyo America Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the new MiSCAN Vision Measuring System. The MiSCAN Vision Measuring System, or MVS, is a multiple sensor microscopic-form measurement system, using combined technologies of coordinate and vision measurement system technology. The MiSCAN system is the ideal hybrid measuring machine with vision head and scanning probe (MPP-NANO, SP25M). The image head enables precise positioning and targeting measurement even in locations where visual checking is difficult. If you would like further information or assistance regarding this product, please contact your Mitutoyo Sales Representative or nearest regional Mitutoyo Sales Office. You can view specific information on the full product announcement here.
  1. Product Name: MiSCAN
  2. Delivery Information: Available for Quoting Now
  3. Literature: Bulletin No.: 2293
  4. Demonstration Sample: No
Remarks: Two machine sizes...

New QS-L Series Generation C Vision System

Mitutoyo America Corporation Releases New QS-L Series Vision Measuring System

Mitutoyo America Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the new QS-L Generation C Vision Measuring System. The QS-L Generation C has updated optics that now utilizes the same optics, lenses and lights as the QV Active. It has high-speed autofocus to help reduce measurement time as well as improved X- and Y- Axis accuracy with its high-rigidity cross-travel stage and improved Z-Axis accuracy with its Vision AF (originally developed for MF Generation D). The QS-L Generation C offers increased high-speed measurement and accuracy as well as newly updated software functions, increasing its ability to take new measurements and make it more user-friendly for operators. If you would like further information or assistance regarding this product, please contact your Mitutoyo Sales Representative or nearest regional Mitutoyo Sales...

New QM-Height High Performance Height Gage

Mitutoyo America Corporation Releases New QM-Height Series Height Gage

Mitutoyo is pleased to announce that Mitutoyo is introducing a new product into our line of Small Tool Products. The QM-Height has best-in-class accuracy of +/- (2.4 + 2.1L/600) um. This height gage can optionally include a built-in air-suspension feature using an internal pump that allows smooth movement over a surface plate. An easy-to-view, simple control panel enables most measurements to be made with a single keystroke. New features on the QM-Height include a longer operating battery life (up to 1200 hours) and USB and d2 Digimatic output capabilities that displays up to 8 digits total. If you would like further information or assistance regarding this product, please contact your Mitutoyo Precision Tool Sales Representative or the Mitutoyo Sales Office in your area.  
  1. Product Name: QM-Height
  2. Delivery Information:...

New MiSTAR Series 555 Shop Floor CMM

Mitutoyo America Corporation Introduces New MiSTAR Series 555 Shop Floor CMM

Mitutoyo America Corporation is pleased to announce the release of our MiSTAR Series 555 CNC Shop Floor Coordinate Measuring Machine to its CMM product line. The MiSTAR is a compact, space-saving in-line or near-line CNC CMM designed for high speed, high accuracy measurements with the widest temperature accuracy assurance of any shop floor CMM.   The MiSTAR 555 offers unprecedented versatility, easier usability and smart factory integration with best-in-class drive speed acceleration and the toughest shop floor operating condition capabilities. The MiSTAR is ideal for small and large shops alike.   If you would like further information or assistance regarding this product, please contact your Mitutoyo Capital Equipment Sales Representative or the Mitutoyo Sales Office in your area.
  1. Product Name: MiSTAR 555 CNC CMM
  2. Delivery Information: Available Now
  3. Literature: Bulletin...

Mitutoyo’s MeasurLink® Quality Management Software Streamlines Data Management Process

Mitutoyo’s MeasurLink® Quality Management Software Streamlines Data Management Process

System saves time, money and increases productivity in brake automotive manufacturing industry

Business Challenge: 

In the automotive industry, disc brake calipers and ABS/Traction control systems are usually manufactured in large quantities, and in the past, it has been nearly impossible to capture data in real time. Real time data provides a streamlined process of looking at the data that is very intuitive to quality engineering and can be interpreted in a more fluid way.  

Mitutoyo America Corporation’s CMM’s, using MCOSMOS and GEOMeasure software, can capture manufacturing data; however, a data management software system is a more efficient way to manage a larger volume of data.  Operators could use CMM reports to ensure the parts were in spec, but the operators needed to...

Data Management Systems

As manufacturing companies move toward implementing modern techniques such as Industrial IoT and Statistical Process Control, many companies find integrating measurement data collection into their network can be difficult. Many questions arise, such as: what technology is available, which products are better for an application and which supplier can be trusted as a partner to guarantee success. As a global leader in Metrology Hardware, Software and Services, Mitutoyo is frequently called upon to assist manufacturers in implementing a Data Management System. Partner with Mitutoyo to design your data management system. This document details how to select the right partner, hardware and software needed to fit unique applications. Whether it is a single inspection station or a multiple facility installation, Mitutoyo offers the products and solutions to bring it all together....

New M2 2D Processor Package with PH-A14 Profile Projector

Mitutoyo America Corporation Introduces New M2 2D Processor Package with PH-A14 Profile Projector

AURORA, IL – For immediate release – Mitutoyo America Corporation is pleased to announce the release of the new M2 2D Processor. The M2 2D Processor will be available as part of a new package with the PH-A14 comparator. M2 2D Processor Features 
  • Easy-to-use high-tech touch screen M2 geometric measurement display
  • Graphics-based “part view” constructions: generate distances and tangent lines from within the graphical part view
  • Geometric Tolerancing: measure features, set nominals, apply tolerances and view deviation results with only a few quick clicks
  • Report Flexibility: Customize report data and format, including header, footer and graphics
  • M2 Geometric 2D Measurement Software
PH-A14 Profile Projector Features: 
  • ø14" screen horizontal projector
  • Horizontal projector is equipped with accurate linear glass scales
  • Profile and Fiber Optic Surface Illumination
  • 8" x...