The company said the MP 900 is based on its line confocal imaging (LCI) technology that enables accurate in-production roughness measurement from a fast moving surface of any type and color. The system scans and analyzes a product's surface profile at the rate of 512,000 points per second, the company claims. The maximum line speeds is 150 m/min (500 ft/min) and products with diameter of 1 mm (0.04 inches) to flat can be measured.
Roughness of the product is displayed in real time, FocalSpec said, and operators are alerted with abnormal process changes enabling corrective actions. According to the company, all roughness results from the length of each produced reel are stored in the system's database for certification and production reporting purposes.
The company said other benefits include improved product quality, reduced scrap, faster process startups and changeovers, and reduced labor needed in quality control activities.
FocalSpec, a supplier of optical high-precision 3D scanning sensors and solutions, can be contacted at 770- 713-0837, via email at [email protected], or at its website, www.focalspec.com.
Michael Smith Engineers Ltd. said it has released an internal gear pump that can be driven by standard electric motors, without the need for a gearbox.
The Viking Motor Speed pump is designed to run at higher speeds and deliver increased flows resulting in a more cost-effective pumping solution requiring less space and at reduced cost, the company said.
The company said these pumps can be driven by standard electric motors at either 720, 960 or 1450 rpm, without the need for a reduction gearbox. According to the company, it will enable smaller pumps to be run faster providing higher flows in many applications.
Michael Smith Engineers said the Viking pump head incorporates idler and rotor speed grooves to improve axial feed, a liquid directing step to reduce turbulence, a modified crescent to boost radial feed and improved port geometry to optimize flow paths.