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(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs announces the availability of its WRSP60 high-accuracy scanning probes for checking part profiles directly on machining centers and milling machines in real time. Parts can be checked for defects without being transferred to a measurement lab, eliminating the need to reload and reposition the part for any necessary reworking, improving the process and optimizing cycle time.

The WRSP60 probes can be used to check the quality of the part profile, compensate for part misalignment, perform surface deformation checks that provide compensation information for the cutting program, perform comparisons with the master, check the run out, and enable the “touch” necessary for positioning the part; operations that are impossible with touch probes or that would result in greatly increased cycle times.

The system transmits the data via radio to a WRI receiver using a communication protocol that offers excellent immunity to interference and reduced power consumption. The data are collected, analyzed, and displayed by a proprietary Marposs’ software package. The WRSP60 also features a multichannel system that enables the same receiver to manage up to 12 systems sequentially, including Marposs WRS part-contact probes.

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(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- At IMTS 2018, Sept. 10–15, 2018, in Chicago, in the McCormick Center’s East Building, booth E-5516, Marposs will be demonstrating guided sequence gauging using augmented reality (AR). Visitors to this area of the booth will be provided with AR glasses that guide them through a sequence of steps and measurements to check features on a cylinder head component using the Marposs iWave2 handheld wireless gauge and a go/no go gauge. As visitors progress through the sequence, the perception will be that the measurement information is adhering to the workpiece.

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(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs, a leader in measurement and process monitoring technologies, has announced the availability of its Mida Laser 75P Hybrid tool setter, which combines a noncontact laser and touch probe in one system. While the laser enables measurement and checks on high-speed rotating tools, the laterally mounted touch probe monitors nonrotating, lathe tools.

The incorporated Mida A90 touch probe is available with three to five tool-contact surfaces and one or more LEDs to visually detect the electrical contact between the tool and the probe.

Typical uses of the Mida Laser 75P Hybrid include tool identification, tool breakage detection, presetting of unknown tools, tool dynamic length and diameter measurement, tool wear compensation, tool-cutting edge profile integrity verification, and machine axis thermal drift compensation.  Suited for unmanned operations, the unit presets tools in the machine and updates tool table data automatically. All of this helps to reduce machine downtime and scrap, increasing productivity and production quality.

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(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs Corp. has announced the availability of its new Brankamp CMS-02 stand-alone system for collision monitoring and crash damage mitigation in machine tools.

The system employs a ceramic strain sensor to detect irregularities in the production process by measuring elastic deformation in the range of 0.1 microns, and both slow and dynamically increasing forces which have damage potential. It then reacts extremely fast—in the range of 1 millisecond—by sending a stop signal to E-STOP helping to alleviate or even eliminate machine crashes that can result in high repair costs and long down times.

As compared to previous Brankamp (CMS-1) offerings, the CMS-2 is a compact, single-channel unit. It has 16 bits resolution, 25kHz sampling rate, three operation modes, and three limits per mode (warning, soft-, and hard-stop outputs limits), stop-event data recording, and signal values log file. Visualization of the data, analysis, and statistics, as well as the HMI, is realized by connecting an Ethernet cable to a Windows-based industrial PC unit or the newest IPC4 dedicated monitor.

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(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs will introduce its latest generation Optoquick flexible, precision shop-floor shaft measuring system at IMTS 2016 in booths E-5516 and S-8719. The Optoquick system utilizes non-contact optical scanning to provide rapid and accurate measurements while the part is rotating. Optional contact probes offering high accuracy multi-axis scanning add further versatility, enabling the Optoquick system to easily solve the most demanding measuring and inspection tasks. The system delivers exceptional accuracy and performance even with demanding shapes, such as concave cam profiles, key depth measuring, or axial run-outs.

The Optoquick system is designed and built to operate on the shop floor. Dynamic temperature compensation is provided. It features user-friendly SPC software with intuitive measurement result presentation, visual auto-diagnosis notification, and capability for multi-format data exportation.

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(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs Corp. will introduce its new iWave2 wireless manual gauge at the Quality Show, in booth No. 619.

The innovative iWave2 gauge features a durable, ergonomically designed handle with a rechargeable Li-ion battery that incorporates a computer with a 1.8-in. TFT color screen for displaying the measurement value in the operator’s hand. Interchangeable nosepieces rapidly convert the gauge for ID, OD, or length measurements. Measurement values can be transmitted via Bluetooth wireless technology to a gauge computer located within a 10-m distance. The iWave2 gauge has a measuring resolution of 0.0001 mm.

In addition to the measurement value, the gauge’s color graphical display with selectable portrait/landscape view presents a variety of intuitive information for the operator. The iWave2 gauge features a bar graph column with measurement unit, good/scrap part indication, wireless strength and battery levels, confirmation of measurement transmission, and an absolute/relative option setting.

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(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs Corp. will present its new generation P3up and P7up electronic gauge amplifiers in booth No. 3008 at the upcoming EASTEC show in West Springfield, MA, May 12–15, 2015. The devices are intended for connecting to Marposs measuring heads, and represent an economical, practical, and reliable solution for in-process workpiece monitoring on grinding machines. The P3up is ideal for simple in-process gauging applications, and the P7up is intended for more complex applications.

The P3up and P7up are intended for direct pin-for-pin replacement of older, obsolete Marposs electronic gauge amplifiers. The new units will extend the life of older in-process gauge applications without dramatically affecting the machine control or gauge system. This minimizes the cost to upgrade expired electronics.

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(Marposs Corp: Auburn Hills, MI) --  Marposs will be introducing the Artis CTM V6, a tool, machine, and process monitoring system, at Amerimold 2014, the conference and exhibition for mold manufacturing, running June 11–12, in Novi, Michigan.

The CTM system safeguards and optimizes complex production processes thanks to aligned in-process monitoring. The flexible interface concept enables problem-free integration within many environments, from entry solutions with no fieldbus connections, to branched Ethernet architectures such as PROFINET, Ethernet/IP, and Modbus.

Using the CTM system, evaluation and control are carried out with process-dependent strategies. Instead of searching for the smallest common denominator, CTM offers a range of strategies to optimally monitor the process. Each individual parameter can be very finely adjusted and precisely adapted to the process. Process monitoring operates precisely and reliably from the very first cut.

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(Marposs: Auburn Hills, MI) -- Marposs Corp. will introduce its Nemo ultra-compact gauge computer in booth No. 514 at Quality Expo, Sept. 20–22, 2011, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

The new Nemo computer, which is designed for use on the shop floor, has intuitive features that enable quick and simple programming of measurement applications. It can collect data from traditional measurement devices, including wireless devices, and store them locally or send them in real time on a corporate network LAN.

The unit’s 5.7 in. thin-film transistor (TFT) color display makes it easy for an operator to visualize measurement results. The integrated touch screen allows programming and data acquisition without the use of peripheral devices.

The compact 6.25 in. (2/16 cm 2) overall size of the Nemo unit is made possible by the latest electronic embedded architecture. An integrated micro secure digital memory card makes data storage capabilities very powerful to serve internal, external, and digital data collection requirements.