Abstract — High quality glass tubing production relies on tightly controlled manufacturing processes. With the addition of a Reference Signal Generator (RSG), the OptiGauge II can aid the control of the straightness of the tube by measuring its bow.
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.