EngView Systems’s picture

By: EngView Systems

(EngView Systems: Sofia, Bulgaria) -- EngView Systems has announced the release of a mobile cloud application for quality control in manufacturing. The new product, mCaliper, transfers, processes, and visualizes measurement data collected with manual measurement tools like digital calipers and micrometers, among others.

With the new release, the software company, which specializes in the development of measurement systems for the aluminum and PVC industries, solves the problem with no or little traceability of quality control data.

Manufacturers depend on quality control data to take key decisions for optimizing production quality and minimizing losses. Unfortunately more often than not, measurement data is only tracked on paper or not tracked at all, which leads to the absence of structured information that could be analyzed and reported to management, customers, or suppliers.

mCaliper is an innovative solution that adds traceability to measurements done with the most commonly used manual tools in manufacturing.

With the help of a mobile device connected to a digital caliper, micrometer, or another manual measurement instrument, all results are immediately stored in the cloud or on a local server.

L.S. Starrett Co.’s picture

By: L.S. Starrett Co.

(L.S. Starrett: Athol, MA) -- The L.S. Starrett Co., a global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gauges, metrology systems, and more, will be demonstrating a range of its latest solutions at IMTS, taking place Sept. 10–15, 2018, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Starrett booth, No. 135532, will be located in the Quality Pavilion, East Hall. Visitors to the booth will be able to learn about automated vision technology and optical measuring systems, force-testing equipment, surface measurement, hardness testing, new electronic digital measuring tools, and wireless data collection to support manufacturing’ s transition to Industry 4.0.

Among several hundred products and solutions that Starrett will feature at the show is the company’ s innovative HVR100 “FLIP” Digital Video System, the industry’ s first vision system to work upright vertically, or on its side horizontally, for application versatility. One of these systems will be demonstrating a fully automated metrology solution where the HVR100 will be served by a robot loading parts on the machine’s work stage. The HVR100 provides rapid measurement results and features a large field of view, automatic part recognition, and powerful, easy-to-use measuring tools.

PQ Systems’s picture

By: PQ Systems

(PQ Systems: Dayton, OH) -- PQ Systems has lent its professional support and charting expertise to a software application developed by the Deming Institute in partnership with Acquate.

ED Software provides training for leading organizations as systems—a fundamental principle of W. Edwards Deming, considered the father of quality improvement in U.S. industries. The challenge of viewing organizations as systems, with all aspects of inputs, processes, and customer needs represented in a visual model, was met by Acquate, which developed a cloud-based solution to this challenge. SQCpack, PQ Systems’ premier software solution, provided charting support for essential data analysis. SQCpack is a robust statistical process control application that supports analysis, improvement, and communication of quality processes.

The software provides accurate visual representations of the plan-do-study-act cycle for improvement as well as process flow diagrams, control charts, and other tools used in process improvement efforts.

Hurco’s picture

By: Hurco

(Hurco: Indianapolis) -- Hurco will bring the party to McCormick Place to celebrate its 50th anniversary with customers, industry partners, and IMTS attendees. Hurco will feature its latest CNC technology innovation on its 50th Anniversary Edition CNC machines.

“IMTS is the perfect venue to celebrate all of our loyal customers and all of the people who have been a part of Hurco’s success these past 50 years to help us fulfill our founder’s mission to make manufacturing companies of all sizes more productive and more profitable,” says Maggie Smith, Hurco’s marketing manager. “We’ve designed the booth to honor our past while also celebrating the future with the latest technologies, including Industry 4.0, the internet of things (IoT), and the introduction of new control features, such as 3D Import.

“To honor the past, we will have the very first Hurco CNC machine model (KM1) on display, in addition to a timeline mural highlighting key events that have shaped Hurco,” Smith adds. “It’s fitting that our year-long celebration will culminate at IMTS, since our co-founder, Gerald Roch, exhibited the very first CNC machine at IMTS in 1974. As the inventor of conversational programming, his commitment to leverage technology that’s easy to use in order to make manufacturing more efficient continues to drive innovation at Hurco.”

Visual Workplace Inc.’s picture

By: Visual Workplace Inc.

(Visual Workplace: Byron Center, MI) -- Visual Workplace Inc. has introduced “Floor-Mark High Performance” floor marking tape. Marking floors is an easy and efficient way to direct behavior, promote safety, and reinforce workplace standards, but industrial work environments create challenges for traditional tape and paint. Floor-Mark High Performance was designed to outperform paint and withstand heavy forklift traffic, truck traffic, hand trucks, pallet placement, and material handling.

Floor-Mark High Performance is extraordinarily durable. Its unique “high bond” acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive provides armor-like protection, yet it is flexible enough to conform to uneven surfaces. Unlike thicker high-traffic tape products that create tripping hazards, vehicles have no problem passing over this product’s ultra-low profile (14 mil). Floor-Mark High Performance is also easy to apply: Just peel and stick.

For more information visit www.visualworkplaceinc.com.

Marposs’s picture

By: Marposs

(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- At IMTS 2018, Sept. 10–15, 2018, in Chicago, in the McCormick Center’s East Building, booth E-5516, Marposs will be demonstrating guided sequence gauging using augmented reality (AR). Visitors to this area of the booth will be provided with AR glasses that guide them through a sequence of steps and measurements to check features on a cylinder head component using the Marposs iWave2 handheld wireless gauge and a go/no go gauge. As visitors progress through the sequence, the perception will be that the measurement information is adhering to the workpiece.

Sunnen Products Co.’s picture

By: Sunnen Products Co.

(Sunnen: St. Louis, MO) -- Sonny Leonard and the team from Sonny’s World Class Racing Engines in Lynchburg, Virginia, have volunteered to build a high-performance engine for the Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes at the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in December 2018. This will be the 30th anniversary of the Sunnen Engine Charity Sweepstakes, with all proceeds going to Victory Junction, a camp for children living with serious medical conditions founded by NASCAR’s Petty family. The winning ticket will be drawn at this year’s PRI show in Indianapolis.

This year’s engine is a custom-built, 727 cu in. Hemi engine valued at more than $60,000. The engine will include Leonard’s fully in-house, ported hemispherical cylinder heads, his Brodix 5.000 B.S. block with 1.000-in. raised cam with special high-flow water jackets, a Bryant billet crank, Carrillo steel billet rods, and much more. Learn more about Leonard’s shop and operation here.

Standards Store’s picture

By: Standards Store

(Standards Stores: Excelsior, MN) -- Standards Stores has simplified the process of finding industry training (like ISO 9001 lead auditor training) with one site that has 1000’s of classes from all the top industry organizations. Much like Travelocity simplified the process of travel reservations, Standards-Training.com is the most comprehensive and up-to-date database of industry training courses available. Simply select the course type, location, and dates that work for you and immediately see options.

Clients benefit by:
• Reducing time spent searching for courses, times, and locations from many sources
• Having a choice of several alternatives on one page: cities, dates, and providers
• Large selection: Thousands of classes from the top providers, with more coming
• Variety: Classroom, online, webinars, and downloads
On-site training: Easily request training at your location from top providers

Training providers also benefit by reduced online advertising fees because clients are matched to their capabilities before they are sent to their website to purchase the training.

Standards Store’s picture

By: Standards Store

(Standards Stores: Excelsior, MN) -- The Registration Quote service, launched by Standards Stores, is a free service that simplifies the process of receiving management-system registration services quotations from accredited registrars. An organization only has to complete one application, and it is sent to the three registrars (certification bodies) of their choice.

This free, secure, online service is easy to use. Organizations simply:
1. Select the management system standard (e.g., ISO 9001) they are interested in
2. Choose up to three different registrars accredited to that standard
3. Complete registrar application form

Finding the right registrar can be confusing, time-consuming and expensive. This service centralizes and simplifies the certification quote attainment and registration process, saving companies precious time and resources with the following benefits.

Marposs’s picture

By: Marposs

(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs, a leader in measurement and process monitoring technologies, has announced the availability of its Mida Laser 75P Hybrid tool setter, which combines a noncontact laser and touch probe in one system. While the laser enables measurement and checks on high-speed rotating tools, the laterally mounted touch probe monitors nonrotating, lathe tools.

The incorporated Mida A90 touch probe is available with three to five tool-contact surfaces and one or more LEDs to visually detect the electrical contact between the tool and the probe.

Typical uses of the Mida Laser 75P Hybrid include tool identification, tool breakage detection, presetting of unknown tools, tool dynamic length and diameter measurement, tool wear compensation, tool-cutting edge profile integrity verification, and machine axis thermal drift compensation.  Suited for unmanned operations, the unit presets tools in the machine and updates tool table data automatically. All of this helps to reduce machine downtime and scrap, increasing productivity and production quality.

Syndicate content