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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.

At Control GOM took its ATOS ScanBox series to a higher level with the Series 7 and 8 models which are suitable for the automated 3D digitising and the inspection of large sheet metal parts such as side panels or complete bodies-in-white.

EasyCMM from Globus Technical Equipment is a universal CMM server that provides a communication interface between the leading brands of CMM and the major metrology software p ackages.

The Inspection Arsenal Loc-N-Load quick-swap fixture system from Phillips Precision can now be ordered with air assist to allow operators to move heavy loads with just one finger across the CMM granite.

Showcasing the latest advancements in optical 3D measurement, robot integration, and automation technology, FARO used Control to demonstrate FARO Factory Robo-Imager and Multi-Imager Array. This innovative solution offers easy-integration onto the shop floor to streamline in-line and near-line quality control and inspection processes.

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