Heidenhain has announced a PC-based metrology software solution for 2-D and 3-D measuring tasks on inspection machines. The IK 5000 Quadra-Chek is software that includes the Keyence LK-G5000 series laser and provides functionality for new and used quality control inspection equipment.
The software features the ability to communicate with Optimet and Keyence lasers, providing laser support for a large scope of applications. For retrofitting purposes, the IK 5000 can be used on different brands and types of inspection equipment.
Existing IK 5000 customers can update their software to the latest version, 3.1, free of charge, but should consult the machine manufacturer or their local metrology distributor before running the update.
The Leine and Linde MRI 2000 rotary encoder is designed to provide feedback solutions for large rotating machinery typically found in the construction, pulp and paper, oil and gas, wind and marine industries.
The MRI 2000 is segmented into pieces. With a segmented ring, the pieces can be mounted from two sides of the shaft and screwed together. The ring is available with an alternative magnetic structure, enabling relaxed tolerances for the sensor pickup mounting. Radial gap tolerances have been doubled, allowing up to 6 mm between the sensing head and the ring surface.
LED outputs verify power and signal quality giving the operator immediate verification of system health. Options include overvoltage protection and a programmable reference mark to simplify initialization of the motion control system.
Schurter has introduced high-temperature cord connectors. The high-temperature appliance inlet, the series 1681, offers variations for snap-in or screw-on mounting. The inlet can be specified with terminals for solder, quick connect or screw connections. The cord connector comes in straight and angled designs. Cables with a conductor cross-section of up to 2.5 mm 2 or 10 AWG can be used.
They are used in equipment that operates in elevated ambient temperatures and with high currents. Applications include datacom equipment, in which increased power and decreased size are trending, as well as portable industrial equipment, such as heating systems.
Wachendorff Automation offers machine builders and system operators the WDGA series of absolute shaft encoders for Profibus-DP. The encoders enable users to load the preferred encoder profile efficiently through the master file.
In terms of software, the user determines which class is needed for operating the absolute shaft encoder. It is possible to switch to another class without needing to reinvest in a shaft encoder and installation.
Different designs and versatile connection facilities through bus terminal box or plug ensure optimal integration of the WDGA shaft encoder to suit the required application. The compact size of the absolute encoders support the trend toward miniaturization in machine design and are designed for use in a harsh industrial environment.
Differential pressure transducer
GP:50’s model 7300 is a rugged, flight qualified, differential pressure transducer for aerospace and defense testing requirements. The transducer is environmentally tested.
Units feature 316 stainless steel housings and 17-4 PH stainless steel wetted parts. As the transducers feature no internal oil fill, they are ideal for high-accuracy in-flight differential pressure measurements.
The model 7300 is designed for fuel flow monitoring and control, commercial and defense satellites, as well as aircraft engine and launch vehicle testing.
Vise jaw system
The CARVEsmart system is designed for production and tool-room applications replacing the method of attaching vise jaws to a vise using face-mounted cap screws. CARVEsmart has added to its system an accessorized 4 in. tool steel master jaw set and a flippable ductile cast iron jaw set.
The CARVEsmart system also offers extruded aluminum and dovetailed jaw stock in five profiles. The system is ideal for shops that change vise jaws often and for the running of repetitive or tight tolerance work.