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Dayton, OH, United States, 2014/11/13 - The new Beta LaserMike AccuScan 6012 gauge delivers higher diameter and ovality measurement accuracy over two- and three-axis gauges for increased performance, quality, and savings - BetaLaserMike.com.
NDC Technologies, a leading global provider of precision measurement and control solutions, announces the availability of the highly anticipated Beta LaserMike AccuScan 6012 four-axis diameter and ovality gauge. Built on the proven and widely deployed AccuScan series platform, the new AccuScan 6012 is the industry’s first four-axis gauge for measuring products up to 12 mm. This advancement enables manufacturers to measure product diameter and ovality with higher accuracy than two- and three axis gauges for added quality assurance and bottom-line savings.
Over the years, manufacturers of medical tubing, high-performance cable, and other important extruded products have relied on two- and three-axis diameter and ovality gauges for their on-line and off-line measurement applications. But, the increasing production line speeds and uncontrollable rotation and vibration of products still pose measurement challenges. The need to precisely measure the diameter and ovality of cylindrical round products to ensure they meet tight design and quality specifications is of paramount importance to manufacturers. Producing any medical tubing product with an “out-of-tolerance” diameter or roundness, often down to ten-thousandths of an inch, affects the performance of life-critical devices such as catheters, drug delivery and surgical tubing, and other medical devices. Any error in the diameter or roundness of the conductor or insulation in Coaxial and twisted-pair LAN products directly impacts the cable’s performance characteristics -- rendering it useless for the designed application. This unusable product winds up being scrapped, increasing manufacturing costs.
The new Beta LaserMike AccuScan 6012 four-axis gauge solves this problem by providing a more comprehensive measurement coverage than two- and three-axis gauges and an ultra-fast scan rate. This combination of advantages now makes it possible to achieve a more accurate average outer diameter and ovality measurement at higher line speeds and for off-line applications.
AccuScan 6012 Four-Axis Product Highlights
• More Accurate Average Diameter the AccuScan 6012 performs ultra-fast measurements at 2400 scans per second per axis (totaling 9600 measurements per second) and provides the highest single-scan accuracy in the industry with single-scan repeatability to 1 micron. This means with each and every scan you get a true and more accurate average diameter measurement.
• Significant Improvement in Ovality Accuracy the AccuScan 6012 offers a 42% improvement in detecting true ovality over three-axis gauges and delivers 100% ovality accuracy when the product is aligned with the measurement axes.
• Highest Flaw Detection Accuracy the AccuScan 6012 provides the highest flaw detection accuracy with 25% improvement over 3-axis gauges. The ultra-fast scan rate and higher accuracy coupled with the High-Speed Tolerance Checking option permits the early, accurate, and dependable detection of product flaws such as lumps and neckdowns. This enables manufacturers to better control product quality, reduce scrap, and realize manufacturing savings.
• High-Accuracy Off-line Part/Sample Inspection using the Beta LaserMike PC-based AccuNet display system, the AccuScan 6012 can be easily and quickly set up as an off-line part measurement system to check samples and track, manage, and analyze critical product data. This eliminates the need to set up two dual-axis gauges to perform four-axis measurements.
The AccuScan 6012 gauge offers flexible communications capabilities, allowing for easy connection to PCs, PLCs, or processes with leading protocols. This gauge can also be equipped with an optional ultra-bright display and human interface to easily configure and view measurement data. The AccuScan 6012 allows for top or side mounting of the display.
About NDC Technologies and Beta LaserMike Products
NDC Technologies is a global organization committed to the innovation, design, and manufacture of precision measurement and control systems for a wide range of industries. The Beta LaserMike (betalasermike.com) line of laser and ultrasonic measurement technology provides in-process dimensional monitoring and sample/part inspection of products such as wire and cable, fiber optics, metals, rubber and plastic, flat rolled goods, tube and pipe, and other manufactured goods. Characterized by their ease of use, intuitive interfaces and low maintenance, NDC Technologies' products are supported worldwide by our Customer Care team, with local support in over 60 countries.