Non-contact gauging system measures high/low threads 02 March 2023

General Inspection LLC recently added a new high/low thread measuring algorithm to its 3D fastener gauging system, VisionLab, which the company states has the most comprehensive thread measurement capabilities.

Greg Nygaard, vice-president sales and marketing at General Inspection, comments: “By popular demand, we’ve added a tool to our VisionLab system to make measuring high/low threads as simple as a press of
a button – allowing manufacturers and distributors to measure all critical part features, including high/low threads in less than five seconds.”

In addition to threads, VisionLab measures all profile features, including GD&T characteristics. An optional ‘end view’ inspection measures and detects defects on both ends of parts, including features such as recesses, inner/outer diameters, through holes and counterbores. Optional surface control is used to detect visual detects, such as bad plating, thread patch presence/quality, as well as measuring knurl width, gap and height. Optional slewing optics automatically tilt for an enhanced view into the radius of the threads to measure root radii and pitch diameter. Optional upper tooling and bit kit are also available for uneven parts or parts with a recess drive. 

For time savings, traceability, and removing error, the VisionLab also creates customised, thorough reports with graphs and data charts, which can also be uploaded to 3rd party SPC packages. 

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