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Leica Absolute Interferometer Technology

A video white paper on how the groundbreaking Absolute Interferometer in the Leica Absolute Tracker works.


The Leica Geosystems Metrology division is a part of Hexagon Metrology.



Mike Micklewright: Lean vs. Preventive Action

Mike Micklewright asks why so many organizations that say they are practicing lean receive nonconformities related to preventive actions during their ISO 9001 audit?


Also covered: Overview of 8 Wastes

1) Defects

2) Overproduction

3) Waiting

4) Not using employees minds or skills

5) Transportation

6) Inventory

7) Motion

8) Excess processing

Leica T-MAC Robot Automated Laser Scanning Probe Demo

Integration of the Leica T-Scan handheld laser scanner with an industrial robot, using the Leica T-MAC Tracker-Machine wireless control sensor and a Leica Laser Tracker.  The T-Mac can be mounted on moving robots, machines, or parts whose position(s) need to be monitored in 6DoF (Degrees of Freedom) space. This innovative measurement device was developed in response to the need for automation of tracking tasks where it is difficult, impossible or undesirable to have a human being holding a Leica T-product device like the T-Probe or T-Scan.


Visit www.Leica-Geosystems.com.

Sheffield Discovery III Shop Floor CMM

The Cordax Discovery CMM from Sheffield Measurement has been adopted by hundreds of manufacturers around the world over the last decade and is the original shop floor CMM. Discovery III is the next evolution of inspection at the point of manufacture and builds upon its predecessor’s many successes, featuring improved accuracy, extended thermal performance, and a modern updated industrial design.


In place of air bearings Discovery III uses hardened machine tool re-circulating ball bearings running at just a fraction of their rated load. This contributes to long life and lower maintenance costs in some of the harshest shop environments imaginable. And with no need for air and a roll-around stand, Discovery III provides the ultimate in flexibility when it comes to shop floor layout.


Sheffield is a brand of Hexagon Metrology.


Visit http://sheffieldmeasurement.com

DEA TORO Horizontal Arm CMM

The TORO automatic horizontal arm CMM has been designed and value-engineered to ensure accuracy, reliability and ease of use in all stages of operation, as well as maximum safety for the operator. TORO is the ideal measuring tool for the dimensional inspection of large thin-walled parts such as automobile sheet metal components, sub-assemblies and full bodies, automobile glass and molded plastic parts, as well as the automatic verification of many types of prismatic parts.


DEA is a brand of Hexagon Metrology.


Visit http://brownandsharpe.com.

FARO: Shades of Green

Shades of Green


This video shows how large wind turbines are manufactured and the part that FaroArms and Faro laser trackers play.


For more information visit www.faro.com.

Demonstration of PC-DMIS with MultiCapture

Demonstration of MultiCapture feature of PC-DMIS


MultiCapture is a vision measurement technology that automatically finds multiple features that fit within the same field of view and captures their measurement data simultaneously. Upon completing the measurements in a particular field of view, MultiCapture drives the camera to the next cluster of features and measures them in the same way. This sequence continues until the inspection program is complete. MultiCapture also works with manual vision systems by prompting the user to move the viewfinder to successive zones of densely populated features.


For more information visit www.pcdmis.com.

Leica Powerlock Demo

The Leica Absolute Tracker is now equipped with PowerLock. This vision technology automatically locks onto any moving target without user intervention. Current laser tracker technology requires that the operator pays careful attention that the laser beam between the tracker and the target is not interrupted.


PowerLock prevents such interruptions. By utilizing a vision system built into the Leica Absolute Tracker the sensor can now determine where a target is without the need for the laser beam to be locked on. The Leica Absolute Tracker locks on to the target automatically as soon as it is within view of the sensor. This allows operators to focus on the part they need to measure without constantly worrying about the laser tracker and whether or not they have broken the beam. PowerLock works with all standard reflectors and all Leica T-Products.


More more information visit www.leica-geosytems.com/metrology

Minitab Quality Trainer

Overview of Minitab's Quality Trainer.

Learn the statistics you need to improve quality and how to use Minitab Statistical Software to analyze your data any time you are online.

Visit www.minitab.com/training/elearning/?WT.mc_id=WA09I0139.

Mike Micklewright: Six Sigma vs. 7 Basic Quality Tools


In this episode of Whiteboard, Mike Micklewright compares the value of Six Sigma to Kaoru Ishikawa's Seven Basic Quality Tools.


1) Scatter Plots

2) Histograms

3) Pareto Charts

4) Flow Charts

5) Check Sheets

6) Cause & Effect Diagrams (aka Fishbone or Ishikawa diagrams)

7) Run and Control Charts