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Product News: Measurement

Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology

The O-Inspect multi-sensor measuring machine from Carl Zeiss (Oberkochen, Germany) is said to allow fast, accurate inspection of complex parts ranging from electronic and plastic components to parts for medical, automotive and precision engineering applications.

MTI Instruments Inc.recently acquired the Fullam line of miniature tensile-, compression- and bend-testing machines, which are specifically designed to fit inside scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), atomic force microscopes (AFMs) and light microscopes (LMs). MTII reports that the device’s dual leadscrew design symmetrically loads samples while keeping them centered within the scope’s field of view.

Lenox Instrument Co.

Micro Borescope thumbLenox Instrument Co.’s Micro Borescope is for close-range inspection of micro devices, such as tubing; micromolded, machined and cast parts; and electronic and mechanical assemblies.

Electronic Assembly Products

Optilla inspection thumbElectronic Assembly Products now offers Optilia Instruments’ high-definition optical-inspection systems in the U.S. EAP provides sales and support for the W10x-HD and W20x-HD camera systems, developed for use in precision inspection, repair and quality-control applications.

Mitutoyo America Corp.

MDH micrometer thumbFeb. 24, 2012—Mitutoyo America Corp., Aurora, Ill., recently unveiled its High-Accuracy Digimatic® Digital Micrometer, which the company says is the world's first micrometer to offer 0.1?m resolution measurement—and in a hand-held tool.


Nanovea's M3 mechanical tester thumbMarch 12, 2012—Nanovea has introduced the N3 line of metrology products, consisting of three high-accuracy, fully automated measuring devices priced at around $20,000 each.

PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.

PI microscope stagePI (Physik Instrumente) LP’s new M-687 motorized microscope X-Y stage for inverted microscopes is reportedly more compact than traditional computercontrollable microscope stages due to its fully integrated, miniature ceramic linear drives.

Hexagon Metrology

Hexagon classicThe Optiv Classic 321GL tp from Hexagon Metrology Inc. is a benchtop, visionbased measuring machine with an accuracy approaching 0.002mm.

Aerotech Inc.

Aerotech catalogA catalog from Aerotech Inc. on motion and automation for test, measurement and inspection covers the company’s motion capabilities in applications such as sensor testing, surface profiling, nondestructive testing, and semiconductor inspection and metrology.

PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P.

Among those likely glued to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Web site to follow the progress of NASA's Curiousity Mars rover are the employees at miCos GmbH, Eschbach, Germany, and PI (Physik Instrumente) LP, Auburn, Mass., who had a hand in constructing a portion of the onboard laboratory.