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Mitutoyo IMTS 2016 Booth Review

Welcome to the IMTS 2016 post show review of featured products from Mitutoyo. Let’s start with the 500 Series of IP-67-rated ABSOLUTE Coolant-Proof Calipers can be used in harsh shop conditions such as those exposed to coolant, water, dust or oil. Our advanced design means there’s no need to wipe or clean the scale. The automatic power on/off shuts down the LCD after 20 minutes of inactivity, but the absolute measurement system eliminates the need to reset the origin when the tool is turned on. The calipers can be integrated into statistical process control and measurement systems.

The 511 series of bore gages for blind holes measures ID at positions close to the bottom of blind holes. A carbide contact point ensures high durability and increases wear resistance. A large, hollow grip reduces the effects of body heat on high-accuracy measurements.

The SERIES 519 Mu-checker, an analog and digital electronic micrometer with switchable measurement ranges, is suited for a variety of applications from the inspection room to production-line integration. High-resolution lever-head probes allow multi-point measurements of small parts, flatness and straightness measurement on an X/Y table, as well as runout measurement of shafts. Probes are offered with a standard measuring force of 0.2N, or a low measuring force of 0.02N.

The latest version of the KA-200 Counter has been updated with many new features including absolute and incremental modes, non-linear error compensation, function lock, adjustable LED intensity, multiplier function and an option to output directly to spreadsheets using a USB card.
A large, crisp display allows the operator to read the numbers at a glance. In addition, an improved sub-display makes it easy to navigate through parameters. Switch between absolute and incremental modes with the push of a button. Each mode offers 10 presets. A function lock holds the settings and prevents accidental changes of settings. A calculator function allows operators to calculate angles, distances and other measurements.

The ABSOLUTE AT1100 linear scales are the latest generation of assembly-type linear scales that incorporate Mitutoyo’s electromagnetic induction technology, which provides resistance against contaminants such as cutting fluids, oil and water. The innovative shape and location of the detector track in the aluminum frame provides a highly effective defense against the contamination of the scale and sensor, even in harsh environments. The sensor-to-scale air gap is approximately 0.4 mm, about 4 times as wide as that of conventional optical or electromagnetic induction systems, thereby providing additional protection against dust or oil contamination.
The Quick Vision Active CNC vision measuring systems are easy-to-operate with advanced functionality to meet many contact and noncontact measuring needs. The unit is highly efficient and flexible, offering a wide field of view with interchangeable objective zoom lenses to meet the challenges of measuring small to large features. The 8-step zoom lens can achieve a magnification range of 0.5 times to 7 times while maintaining crisp image quality. The 1X optional objective achieves a magnification range of 0.5 times to 3.5 times with a working distance of 74 mm. The 2X option can achieve a magnification range of 1 to 7 times. Quick Vision Active is available with measuring ranges of 10 x 8 x 6 inches or 16 x 16 x 8 inches, with or without the touch-probe measuring option.

QVPAK software uses edge detection and pattern recognition to locate and orientate the coordinate system with minimal operator input, ensuring accuracy and repeatability of the measurement results.

New this year is the Innovation and Technology Center, which highlights forward-thinking technologies Mitutoyo is involved with, including our recent partnership with TAG Optics, developer of the world’s fastest variable focusing lenses. Other highlights include Mitutoyo’s participation with MTConnect and Quality Information Framework, complementary protocols that monitor the process and the part being measured.

KA-200 Counter Linear Scale Demo

Display Unit for Linear Scale
KA-200 COUNTER
Multiple feature, intuitive display

Features
• Absolute and incremental modes (10 presets each)
• Non-linear and linear error compensation
• Adjustable high-brightness, high-refresh rate LED displays • Calculator function
• Outputs data into spreadsheets (optional USB card)

New Mitutoyo Quick Vision ACTIVE Series

QUICK VISION ACTIVE

CNC Vision Measuring System

Combines the flexibility of multiple high-quality zoom lenses with unrivaled Mitutoyo Quality.

  • Programmable LED stage and coaxial light
  • 4-quadrant LED ring light
  • High-resolution and high-speed color camera
  • High-quality zoom optics with interchangeable lenses
  • Compact design saves significant space
  • Powerful QVPAK 3D vision software
  • Touch-probe retrofittable

Download the new Quick Vision ACTIVE brochure here.

Mitutoyo IP65 Coolant Proof QuantuMike Speed Demo

How fast is the IP65 Coolant Proof QuantuMike from Mitutoyo? In a word, FAST!

Features

  • Faster measurement with 2mm per rev. instead of the standard 0.5
  • A patented ratchet thimble mechanism helps ensure repeatability
  • A function lock helps prevent error IP-65 protection level
  • Certificate of inspection is provided.
  • With a standard bar except for 0-25mm/0-1″ model
  • Supplied in fitted plastic case.

Learn more about the QuantuMike from Mitutoyo
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Mitutoyo America Career Opportunities

Mitutoyo America Corporation is a leader in the field of precision measuring tools and instruments. Since our beginning in 1963, our employees have felt pride in the Company and its products. We serve an important role in providing state-of-the-art measurement products to manufacturing companies throughout North America.

Metrology is the science of measurement. We are the only full-line provider of metrology solutions in North America that can satisfy every measurement challenge faced by our customers.

We believe that our employees drive the success of the company. We offer an environment rich in tradition and history. Join our team and be part of MAC (Mitutoyo America Corporation).

With success in mind as the ultimate goal, we strive to create and provide an environment that offers challenging and stimulating opportunities.

Join us and discover a work experience where ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where you can learn and grow to your full potential. We’re looking for individuals who enjoy working as a team to create a satisfying outcome for our customers.

Illuminating the Objective of Vision Measurement

The way a vision system detects and collects data points can be a mystery to some.  A vision system is a non-contact, non-destructive method for dimensional measurement and has the ability to “see” the features of interest vs. tactile measurement methods.  The vision probe converts an image to a digital signal via a CCD camera and a frame grabber.  This method allows vision machines to perform programmatic edge detection, auto focusing and pattern recognition.

During this webinar we will go over topics including the benefits of gray-scale measurement, high-resolution measurement and the composite coordinate system.

Illuminating the Objective of Vision Measurement

The way a vision system detects and collects data points can be a mystery to some. A vision system is a non-contact, non-destructive method for dimensional measurement and has the ability to “see” the features of interest vs. tactile measurement methods. The vision probe converts an image to a digital signal via a CCD camera and a frame grabber. This method allows vision machines to perform programmatic edge detection, auto focusing and pattern recognition.

Mitutoyo America’s 0.1 μm Digital Micrometer

Mitutoyo’s High Accuracy Digital Micrometer on TechCorner.

This weeks feature is Mitutoyo America Corporation’s High-Accuracy Digimatic Digital Micrometer, the first micrometer to offer 0.1 μm resolution measurement. Now high-accuracy measurement can be had in a convenient, handheld tool.

Features:

Enabling 0.1μm resolution measurement, this micrometer is ideal for customers who need to make highly accurate measurements with a hand-held tool. The High-Accuracy Digimatic Micrometer utilizes Mitutoyo’s innovative 0.1μm resolution ABS (absolute) rotary sensor and high-accuracy screw machining technology to reduce the instrumental error to ±0.5μm, delivering higher accuracy without sacrificing operability.

A highly rigid frame and high-performance constant-force mechanism enable more stable measurement, while the clicks emitted while the workpiece is being measured assures the operator that measurement is proceeding normally.

Body heat transferred to the instrument is reduced by a (removable) heat shield, minimizing the error caused by thermal expansion of the frame when performing handheld measurements.

NIST – The Digital Thread: Stitching Together the Next Industrial Revolution

Along the path from design to manufacture, a lot of information gets passed from computer to computer and machine to machine. Figuring out how a product’s design and manufacturing information can be authored, exchanged and processed without errors is critical. NIST is playing a key role in this “digitization” of manufacturing with its Digital Thread for Smart Manufacturing project, which would help businesses of all sizes make the most of the revolution.

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