Modern Machine Shop
Edmunds Gages will be exhibiting its Accu-Touch readout, a universal gaging amplifier that provides visual displays of shop floor or production-based dimensional measurements.
Capable of amplifying results from up to four separate gaging tools, the amplifier uses a 5.7" multi-color touchscreen to portray measurement results with resolutions from 0.010" to as fine as 0.000001". The industrial hardened touchscreen allows the user to adapt the amplifier for different measurement applications.
The device provides results for inch or metric measurements with its full-color graphics in dial form, which also include a digital numeric result for every feature measured. Accept and reject indicators remind the user if the feature measured conforms to preset limits.
The unit is available in two- or four-input models for Edmunds LVDT pencil probes, lever probes, or contact floats and bore gages. Model variations also include connectivity options with USB and serial ports available. Data witnessed on the displays can be off loaded to a Touch Flash memory stick or directly to a PC, network, or other data collection devices.
A docking A/E unit houses the optional one-, two-, three- or four-input air-to-electronic interface for air-gage tooling devices. Supplied with a filter/regulator for the incoming air supply, the A/E package is compatible with all types of dual-mastered air-gaging tooling including back pressure, flow, back-pressure bleed, and differential. The docking unit’s Auto-Air shutoff valve can be equipped to sense use of the air tooling before initiating full pressure necessary for proper gaging. After a programmable period of non-use, the air turns off.
The company also offers a series of six App Sticks with pre-programmed setups for more complex gaging applications.