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Phillips Precision has announced new fixture systems for gauge arms, laser trackers, and all portable 3D CMMs.  To further enhance the value and productivity of these tools, Inspection Arsenal now offers quick-swap, highly repeatable fixturing designed for all portable devices. 

As a new option, YXLON now provides ASTM E2973 digital reference images for aluminum and magnesium die castings in the Image2500 and Image3500 imaging software of its X-ray inspection systems.

Mecmesin has launched the CrimpTest-1 kN, a rugged and rapid-throughput tester for quality testing wire terminal strength. It features simple controls combined with accuracy and ease of use to give a reliable everyday tester, requiring minimal training and maintenance.

The 4D Technology 4D InSpec Surface Gauge is a handheld, non-contact instrument that measures precision machined surface defects with micrometre-level resolution.

With its new Vanta range of handheld XRF analysers Olympus aims to offer increased productivity in materials analysis tasks. The rugged design allows elemental analysis and quantification for a wide variety of materials in any setting, and, says Olympus, results are now faster, more accurate and reliable than ever. Applications include alloy recycling, positive material identification (PMI), and geochemistry.

To meet the needs of Industry 4.0 and Smart Manufacturing, Alicona has developed collaborative systems allowing intelligent interaction between humans, optical metrology technology and universal robots.

The new LMI Gocator 2100 Series of self-contained 3D profile sensors aims to bring advanced 3D smart imaging capabilities to a wider market. Laser line measurements of cross-sectional shapes of parts and materials surfaces can be collected to create 3D point clouds representing whole parts for performing volumetric measurements. The same sensor can also generate highly detailed laser intensity images for use with common 2D image processing software.

At Control, Tinius Olsen gave a live demonstration of how it has increased the flexibility of its automation and system integration, by adding vertical tensile testers to its automated capabilities.

At Control Creaform announced a major design and performance upgrade for its new MetraSCAN 3D laser scanner. The new version is 12-times faster and can tackle black, multicoloured and shiny surfaces with metrology accuracy for applications directly on the shop floor.

Etalon says its Absolute Multiline Technology makes self-controlled production a reality, with self-correcting machine tools not just making parts but checking their dimensions too. It used Control to give visitors a demonstration of how this smart technology can create metrological networks.

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