Laser Measurement System Description
Metrology is all about getting the most accurate measurements possible. Measuring by hand will not provide you with truly accurate results down to the nanometer. However, working with laser measurement systems can help you to find the most accurate measurements possible. These types of systems are in use in a variety of fields and industries including automotive, manufacturing and machine tooling, aerospace, and other industries. Whenever you need accurate measurements, lasers are the best option.
In addition to being accurate, they have another advantage. They are also far faster than other types of measurement systems. This is true even when inspecting and measuring complex components. Because they use light for measurement, there are no shapes that are too difficult to measure.
Features of laser measurement systems
When you are choosing a laser measurement system to use in your facility, it is important to consider just what applications you will be using it for so you can find the brand and model that will work best for you. What size do you need and how often will you be using it? Is a single machine all you need?
How laser measurement systems work
The laser measurement systems are noncontact, so they do not damage the material they are measuring. In addition, they can work on complex shapes just as quickly as they can on simple shapes. They work for metal, wood, ceramic, plastic, wire, and more. The system fires the laser at the piece and then uses the reflected light to make measurements.
Using these types of systems offers some benefits. It can improve the quality of the products, and because they measure quickly, they can improve the production. The results are in real time in most cases, and will allow you to have a 100% inspection of the product. They can also help to reduce the cost of rework and material that you have to scrap. There are countless applications where the laser measurement systems can be a benefit.
Laser Measurement System Manufacturers
Many manufacturers are making different types of laser measurement systems today. A few of the popular companies include Nextec, Starrett, Hexagon, and Lab Sphere.