• PT Youtube
  • CW Facebook
  • CW Linkedin
  • CW Twitter
4/13/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

Mahr expands OPTIMAR 100

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

OPTIMAR 100 is a proven solution for testing dial and digital indicators, test indicators and dial comparators, with image processing for the automated testing of measuring equipment.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Mahr Inc. (Providence, RI, US announced April 11) that it has expanded its OPTIMAR 100, a proven solution for testing dial and digital indicators, test indicators and dial comparators, with image processing for the automated testing of measuring equipment. A new upgrade kit now makes working with the measuring instrument safer and faster: a camera automatically records the indicated values of the test indicators and forwards them to a software for processing. The automated procedure saves time and replaces the exhausting and error-prone reading by the operator.

The hardware and software add-on package provides a cost-efficient way to equip existing measuring stations with OPTIMAR 100 for automated testing. The measuring system, including image processing, is also available as a complete package under the name "Precimar OPTIMAR 100 BV."

The upgrade kit incorporates a USB 3.0 camera for fast image processing, and stable daylight-independent LED illumination along with secure digital identification and reading of digits. The QMSOFT software controls the measuring device, evaluates the camera image of the scale or number display of the test object, compares the values with the high accuracy internal reference scale and automatically completes the process of calibrating the product under test. The software also makes it possible to create and store test certificates.

The easy operation of the OPTIMAR 100 with image processing speeds up and facilitates the monitoring of the indicators under test. With the auto-recognition of the vision system, more test items and data points can be recorded faster than with conventional manual methods. Since this is a completely automated inspection system, the operator can be more productive in other operations while the OPTIMAR 100 automatically completes the calibration process. 

RELATED CONTENT

  • Doing the impossible with Poisson's ratio

    Aerospace engineer Dr. Susan Daggett serves up a slice of her composites industry history with a savory twist.

  • Tensile testing composites: Simple concept, difficult in practice

    Dr. Daniel O. Adams, professor of mechanical engineering and director of the Composite Mechanics Laboratory at the University of Utah, and the vice president of Wyoming Test Fixtures Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT, US), takes over for his father, Dr. Donald F. Adams, as the anchor writer in CompositesWorld magazine's revamped CW Design and Testing column. First subject? The challenges of tensile testing unidirectional composites.

  • Flexural testing of composite materials

    Dr. Donald F. Adams (Wyoming Test Fixtures (Salt Lake City, Utah) takes look at flexural testing and promises recommendations, next time, for a unified standard.

Related Topics

Resources