API Laser Tracker Used for a Rolling Mill Calibration

Handan Iron & Steel Group Used API’s Laser Tracker to Calibrate Their Rolling Mill Handan Iron & Steel Group (Han Steel) was established in 1958 in Handan city, Hebei province, China.  With over 50 years of development, Han Steel has over 85.6 billion Yuan in total assets and 24,000 staffs.  Hans Steel is capable of producing up

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Siemens Rail could buy multiple tachymeters, or just one API tracker

The railcar manufacturer’s quality control department was especially intrigued with the ability to automate measurement processes, thereby allowing the API tracker to take a more complete measurement, capturing the specific data that they needed. With its locomotives, Siemens makes an efficient operation possible for its customers while protecting the environment and resources at the same

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Reverse Engineering a Hot Rod – for a Rock Star

In one scanning job earlier this month, API demonstrated its versatility and ease-of-use in collecting data for custom automotive parts, while also enjoying a brush with rock n’ roll fame. API project engineer Robb Rudluff scanned a ’33 Ford three-window coupe that has been chopped and customized by the world-famous So-Cal Speed Shop for ZZ

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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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