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Nikon Metrology presents its latest innovations at Control 2017

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Booth 7212, hall 7 – Visit Nikon Metrology at Control 2017, Stuttgart.

At Control 2017, Nikon Metrology will further focus on solutions for automated inspection. The Laser Radar mounted on robot is a shop floor CMM for inline inspection of car bodies and panel components. Automated CT inspection combines full insight in the internal structure and geometry of complex parts such as turbine impellers with the productivity requested in manufacturing environments. Nikon also presents the HN-C3030 non-contact 3D metrology system for fast and accurate optical gear inspection. The detailed optical scans enable manufacturers to find root causes of undesired noise and vibrations and to finally built quieter and more efficient cars.




The ModelMaker H120 is released at Control 2017

The ModelMaker H120 makes use of blue lase technology.

ModelMaker H120 delivers unrivalled productivity, detail and accuracy.

Nikon Metrology introduces its next generation handheld laser scanner, the ModelMaker H120. 22 years since the inception of the ModelMaker product line, the cutting-edge H120 firmly pushes the ever-exacting boundaries of handheld scanning.

Its features include blue laser technology, ultra-fast frame rate, specially developed Nikon optics  and the ability to measure the most challenging materials. The H120 addresses the market needs by delivering detailed and accurate data in a fraction of the time of competing technologies.


MV331/351 – Automated Laser Radar inspection

The Laser Radar mounted on a robot provides a unique alternative to the shortcomings of the traditional car body inspection methods. This shop floor system provides accurate, dimensional measurements in the car coordinate system allowing direct comparison to CAD without the need for a reference part. Unlike horizontal-arm CMM, its high-speed measurements fit within short production cycle times. At the same time it is a more flexible solution to adapt with changes in model mix and factory layout. The Laser Radar measures almost any surface, including highly reflective bare body panels as well as shiny painted surfaces. This robust measurement ability means the LR can be used for body-in white (BIW), panels and flush-and-gap inspections on finished cars.

Learn more about automated Laser Radar inspection here.


Automated CT inspection


In-process inline production CT.

An important challenge to manufacturers is to increase product quality, which can be achieved through 100% part inspection. Traditionally, X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) has been a valuable tool mainly used in research or prototyping labs to evaluate failures or spot defects. A proven engineering tool that was generally considered as too slow to be used on a production line.

That is until now!. Recent advances in high-flux X-ray sources coupled with automated CT inspection and robot-based loading systems enable 100% quality control of production samples with micron accuracy and low cycle times .This opens the gate to a broad span of automation automated inspection applications, varying from batch inspection to full inline automated CT inspection.

Find out more about automated CT here.


HN-C3030 – Non-contact inspection of gears with 3D metrology

Combining speed and accuracy, the HN-C3030 excels in inspection of complex gears, providing a fast and detailed insight into product conformity. It enables non-contact data acquisition and analysis of complex hypoid, bevel, helical gears including waviness, wear and deformations. The HN-C3030 scans complex gear types in a fast way and the resulting detailed point cloud reveals the smallest imperfections such as machining traces, waviness, etc . This valuable insight enables manufactures to find root causes of undesired noise and vibrations and to finally built quieter and more efficient cars.

Read more about the HN-C3030 here.




New ECLIPSE MA100N microscope improves the operational efficiency of manufacturing

Nikon is pleased to announce the release of the ECLIPSE MA100N inverted metallurgical microscope, a compact model suitable for observation and inspection of metal samples, electronic and automotive components.

Succeeding the ECLIPSE MA100/MA100L, the newest model offers improved user-friendly observation, usability, and optical performance. With an installation footprint 11% smaller than previous models and LED illumination that reduces energy consumption to 15W, one third of conventional halogen illumination, Nikon has developed the MA100N to improve the operational efficiency of manufacturing.

Find out more about the ECLIPSE MA100N here.



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