Wall thickness measurement on machine tools now available for wet applications

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has enhanced its ground-breaking ultrasonic probe for automated wall thickness measurement on machine tools with the launch of two new versions designed for wet machining.

2020년 9월 2일 수요일
An innovative ultrasonic touch probe from Hexagon for measuring thickness directly on the machine tool, the RWP20.50-G-UTP has secured success for significantly reducing inspection times and enhancing data capture for dry applications. Now in response to high customer demand, Hexagon has developed a new version of the RWP20.50-G-UTP that can measure wall thickness even when parts are produced with lubricants and coolants.

Inspecting the thickness of a part’s walls is typically a time-consuming manual process that takes place off the machine tool, resulting in downtime. The RWP20.50-G-UTP touch probe from Hexagon transforms the procedure by using ultrasound to automatically measure wall thickness within the machine tool installation.

Until now, however, it has only been possible to use an ultrasonic sensor to measure the wall thickness of parts with dry coupling. Hexagon’s new sensor options for wet coupling not only saves time by enabling operators to take automated measurements directly on the machine tool, it also reduces spending on materials by using the coolant liquid of the machine as a coupling fluid. 

Hexagon’s RWP20.50-G-UTP probe offers a choice of sensor heads adapted to different customer requirements and applications. For wet machining, customers can opt for a sensor head with a measurement range of either 0.7 – 9 mm or 1.5 – 30 mm. For dry applications that do not require a coupling fluid, the sensor measurement range is 0.7 – 9 mm..
 
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. 

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.

Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has more than 16,000 employees in 46 countries and net sales of approximately 3.0bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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