ATS uses XD Laser in Contract Measurement Services

Spike Carter works alone. After 24 years as a service and applications engineer for a major European manufacturer, he left in 2004 to start his own contract measurement service. Setting out on his own, as Carter Advanced Technical Services Inc., his mission was to provide quality service in a timely manner. The XD Laser and

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Laser Tracker Portability to Measure All Six Feet

Symétrie, one of the world’s leading builders of precision motion machines with six drivers (hexapods), relies on the API Radian laser tracker’s portability and versatile mounting to measure its machines, which are used to test ship hulls and satellites, among other precision-built structures. The Six Feet of Special Applications Hexapod: The word sounds alien, but

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Seven-Axis Robot. One calibration with the Radian Laser Tracker

Laser Based Measurement Technology at Trumpf A nearly 400-pound seven axis robotic machine was not too complicated for the Radian. API was able to provide a full calibration of the machine, used to manufacture precisely punched sheet metal. Taking 3,000 points per second, the job was completed in one third less time than the typical

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Advanced R&D in Robot Compensation with the Radian

Two of the most prestigious universities in the world: China’s Jiatong University and Yale were engaged in a partnership to develop leveld precision engraving machines and robots. For measurement and compensation of all the robots axes, they turned to the API Radian and Active Target. Finding the angle of each line in the robot’s movement

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Alignment Measurements in 1/10th the Time

UNISIG, a manufacturer of deep hole drilling machines used to schedule 1 to 2 days for measurement and quality checks of the machinery it produces. With an API Radian laser tracker, it now accomplishes the same task in 1 to 2 hours. The Radian also travels with UNISIG technicians to customer sites for machine delivery

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Toshulin’s Machinery More Stable than Ever Thanks to API’s Radian

Czech manufacturer Toshulin, A.S. builds machines that run fast and hot. Their API laser tracker has a built-in weather station that can compensate for temperature-induced expansion or contractions, thereby allowing them to calibrate machinery in as little as one-tenth the time than they had using traditional measuring devices. It was supposed to be a routine

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A Complete Machine Tool Inspection in Less than a Quarter of the Time!

Qier Machine Tool Group One of China’s biggest CNC machine manufacturers, Qier Machine Tool Group Co., used an API XD Laser to measure a milling-boring machine tools with an operating range of more than 100 m³. The entire inspection tool 6 hours, an 83% improvement over Qier’s usual inspection time. Improving Working Efficiency with Laser

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Cutting Downtime in Half for a Kiln and Dryer Replacement at DuPont

With critical production timetables for chemical processing, a DuPont plant cannot afford to take its dryer offline for multiple days for a much-needed replacement. Using the API Radian laser tracker, DuPont engineers are able to ensure the new dryer is properly aligned in less time than traditional optics. And when they run into confusion, an

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