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OCT 2018

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MMS OCTOBER 2018 126 mmsonline.com JEDD COLE | EDITOR | jcole@mmsonline.com Modern Equipment Review Measurement and Inspection SPOTLIGHT System Provides Accurate 2D, 3D Inspection of Sheet Metal Parts MC Machinery Systems has partnered with InspecVision Planar to offer the latter's high-speed integrated 2D and 3D measurement system. The 2D scanner can quickly measure or reverse-engineer flat parts manufactured on laser, plasma or waterjet cutting systems, as well as punched and some stamped parts. The Opti-Scan 3D uses a high-speed, high-resolution industrial camera and an LED DLP projector to scan the surfaces of an object. Patterns of light are beamed from the projector onto the part, and these patterns are recorded by the camera and used to create surface measurements. The system features a backlight table to capture the silhouette of a part. This silhouette image is then con- verted into 3D edge measurements using Planar Edge 3DTM technology. 3D edges are essential when measur- ing the critical features of sheet metal parts, including the hole size and position, which are defined by the part's edges, not its surfaces. Available in a range of sizes and accuracies, the InspecVision systems can be installed on the shop floor and are designed to be easy for staff to operate, helping to cut costly inspection bottlenecks. | MC Machinery Systems Inc. | 630-616-5920 mcmachinery.com Metrology System Combines Robotics, Vision System, Software DWFritz's Advanced Metrology Platform combines an advanced machine vision system, custom software and robotics for inline and near-line manufacturing applica- tions. Five 21-megapixel monochrome and color cam- eras can be combined with lasers to capture difficult measurements. The lasers can be configured to gather 3D data, and stitch together a dense point cloud of the surface area of the part for inspection. Application- specific lighting is said to promote high throughput. The software is designed to capture multiple relative

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