Micro-Epsilon’s measurement systems, available from Bestech Australia , are being used to inspect machines manufactured by engineering company EHR in Germany. EHR’s precision machines are used to inspect hypoid-toothed gearbox components or cutting tools for crankshafts.
A movable laser scanner from Micro-Epsilon is mounted centrally on the measurement set-up. External areas can be scanned from this position and also the internal profiles of measurement objects, unlike conventional tool presetters. The laser scanner has a resolution of up to 1µm and was adapted to suit the measurement accuracy and cycle time requirements of the customer.
Therefore, 3D point clouds are acquired from the relevant part areas, which present enough data for application-specific evaluation. This is a significant benefit when compared to tactile measurements that only provide a few measuring points in a relatively long measurement period.
optoNCDT laser displacement sensors and optoNCDT 2401 confocal sensors are also used on this test station as well as the scanCONTROL 2800 laser scanner. Eddy current sensors and capacitive sensors are also useful for different targets.
All of these laser profile sensors and displacement sensors are available in Australia and New Zealand from Bestech Australia Pty Ltd.