The Immersion Corporation’s TeZet CAD measurement system is designed for tube measurement, automatic correction of bend correction data, quality control and documentation.
The system supplies a fast and easy way to confirm that tubes have been bent to the correct specifications or to automatically generate bend-correction data for tube bending machines, the company says.
Using either a touch probe, laser fork probe or line laser, the system allows both experienced and novice users to increase productivity. Even difficult tubes with complex geometries, such as U bends, and complex angles can usually be efficiently produced once the first tube is manufactured, the company says.
With this system’s five-step process—input, measure, compare, correct and print—master and/or tube correction data can be obtained from a bent tube in minutes. Users can see the difference in the angle, feed and rotation to improve machine utilization and product yield, the company says.
The system runs on PCs with Windows XP, 128 M of memory, Open-GL supported graphics card and two USB ports. The MicroScribe G2LX digitizer has accuracy to 0.3 mm, a reach of 84 cm and worksphere diameter of 1.67 m.