Tag: gauging

Magnetostrictive Sensors

Several of my topics in the past have dealt with gauging and measurement. Most of the systems I have worked on in the past used LVDTs, encoders, optical sensors or machine vision when it came to accurately measuring the physical

Share
Posted in gauging, LVDTs, Sensing, Sensors Tagged with: , , , ,

Calibration

As I work on my current automotive-related project I have reached the point where the system is operating in Auto Mode and testing a throttle body. There are various tests performed on this system including leak and flow tests, physical

Share
Posted in Applications, Calibration, gauging, Sensors, Test Equipment Tagged with: , ,

Misumi

Despite being an Electrical and Controls engineer I often have to do mechanical design, albeit on a basic level. Whenever I need to fixture something, for instance on a vision application or other inspection, one of the first manufacturers I

Share
Posted in Extrusion, gauging, Vendors and Manufacturers Tagged with: , , , ,

LVDTs

One of the first applications I wrote about on this blog back in January 2011 was a Rocker Arm Cover gauge that used a number of LVDTs to calculate a plane and its intercept points. In that blog I concentrated

Share
Posted in gauging, LVDTs Tagged with: ,

Leak Tester

This is another application done with NAS from about 1998. We did a lot of vision, gauging and leak testing applications for Tennex, a Japanese cooperative venture in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This company has since been bought by Mahle, a German

Share
Posted in gauging, Test Equipment, vision Tagged with: , , ,

Transmission Test Stand

This small test stand was built in 2005 for Kiesler Automotive, a custom transmission builder in Maryville, Tennessee. After placing the transmission into the cradle and closing a couple of DeStaCo clamps by hand, a 2 hand anti-tiedown station is

Share
Posted in Applications, gauging, Vendors and Manufacturers Tagged with: , , , ,

Spotlight on Vision

In my previous life I spent about 30-40% of my time doing vision applications. Most of the jobs I did involved using “smart cameras” which are self-contained vision systems where the frame grabber circuitry, image processing and I/O are built

Share
Posted in Applications, vision Tagged with: ,

Rocker Cover Gauging

This is an application to determine whether a gasket is located properly in a rocker arm cover. 3 LVDTs were used to measure the outside edges of a plastic rocker arm cover establishing a plane. 4 additional LVDTs were then

Share
Posted in Applications, LVDTs Tagged with: ,