Blum-Novotest’s LC50-DigiLog Generates Thousands of Measurement Values per Second
Westec 2019: Blum-Novotest’s LC50-DigiLog is redeveloped for speed, precision and in-process reliability of tool measurement in machine tool.
Blum-Novotest’s LC50-DigiLog has been redeveloped for speed, precision and in-process reliability of on-machine tool measurement. The LC50-DigiLog generates thousands of measurement values per sec., whereas Blum’s digital/switching laser measuring systems, which use NT technology, generates a small number of signals for recording measurements.
The Blum SmartDock’s standard interface contains all necessary pneumatic valves in addition to the electrical, mechanical and pneumatic connections between the machine and laser measuring system. Measurement and testing times have also been shortened by up to 60 percent. The optics in the system have also been improved with an optimized beam shape and a 30 percent smaller focus diameter.
Simple "roughness" measurements remain useful in the increasingly stringent world of surface finish specifications. Here's a look at why surface measurement is important and how to use sophisticated portable gages to perform inspections on the shop floor.
Lockheed Martin’s precision machining of composite skin sections for the F-35 provides part of the reason why this plane saves money for U.S. taxpayers. That machining makes the plane compelling in ways that have led other countries to take up some of the cost. Here is a look at a high-value, highly engineered machining process for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.
Functional gear testing, also known as total radial composite deviation, is a method of looking at the total effect of gear errors. This test method simulates the conditions under which a set of gears is likely to operate as a result of the gears meshing together.