The Model 1300 is a high speed production gage for in-process inspection of crankshafts at speeds of up to 60 parts per hour for diameter, roundness and other radius measurements with submicron accuracy.
This high speed system is intended to operate in a fully automated production line including gantry or robot loaded/unloaded, communications, inspection, Go/No Go determination, data transfer and grinder feedback.
Individual follower modules contact each crankshaft feature of interest. Once the part is placed in the gage, the automatic tailstock engages the part, the headstock rotates the part and all the follower modules extend simultaneously. In a matter of seconds, the entire part is measured and computed. Data is transferred electronically to a data collection point (SPC) for analysis and archiving. Any crankshaft that exceeds the assigned part print tolerance is typically removed from the line for further review, along with a printed report.