A customer approached Lumetrics with a desire to better understand the thickness profile during the molding process of manufacturing a plastic bottle. Due to cycling mechanical machinery within a 24-inch window around the pre-form, a standard probe (with standoff maximum of 2 inches) could not be used while the machine was running.
A customer approached Lumetrics with a need to determine and certify the precision wedge angle measurement of low angle wedges in the range of 0.5 - 3.5° with a high degree of accuracy. A custom fixture was designed and constructed which included x, y, z and rotation stages with micrometer precision position feedback as shown in the diagram.
The successful implementation of non-contact thickness measurement and precision measurement solutions for our customers is heavily dependant on our team of hard-working and talented Engineers. The following application summary is from one of our Opto-Mechanical engineers after working with a customer to design a custom solution for their critical measurement challenges.
filed under: custom metrology solutions, Lumetrics Inc., manufacturing, Non contact thickness measurement, Optical Interferometry, Optical Measurement, precision measurement, thickness measurement applications
A customer needed a custom automated test system to reduce the inspection time during the setup of their production mold tools. At the time they were using a semi-automated system that would take 10-15 minutes to measure all 10 cavities of the mold tool. Lumetrics was asked to reduce the measurement time to 10 seconds or less with the use of our OptiGauge technology as well as add some addition measurement and functional capabilities.
filed under: institute of optics, mary banning friedlander, measure thin films, multi layer coatings, multi layer films, multi layer low reflecting coatings, multi layer thickness measurement, optical coatings, Rochester NY, University of Rochester
Lumetrics is the leader in online tubing thickness measurement systems for the ophthalmic, glass, and medical device market. Our engineering team has developed a new fixture that eliminates the problems of line sensitivity that give all online systems trouble. The new fixturing provides for easy loading and accommodates line changeovers to different size tubing. Water is the enemy of all hydrophilic tubing production, and the OptiGauge provides the crucial inner diameter, outter diameter, and wall thickness readings that customers require.
Lumetrics will be exhibiting at Photonics West this February in Booth #3018! Please stop by and say hello- we have lots of new measurement solutions for your manufacturing process.