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Scanning Laser Diameter Gages For Industrial Use
Author(s): James A. Soobitsky
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Paper Abstract

Scanning laser gages offer a number of advantages in inspecting a variety of products. The ability to accurately determine the diameter of an object without contact allows the scanning laser gage to measure parts which are: moving, high temperature, soft, delicate, radioactive, and which can be made of any material from steel to rubber or glass. In addition, the distance from the gage to the object being measured can be large, the gage can be positioned in any orientation, and the system can measure multiple objects or gaps simultaneously. A scanning laser gage intended for use in an industrial environment must be designed to withstand the harsh conditions present in a typical in-process production line. In many cases the environment is so adverse that special enclosures and accessories must be added to protect the instrument from a particular hazard. The design of the enclosure and accessories is as important as the design of the gage itself.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 1988
PDF: 32 pages
Proc. SPIE 0959, Optomechanical and Electro-Optical Design of Industrial Systems, (14 November 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947786
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James A. Soobitsky, Zygo Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0959:
Optomechanical and Electro-Optical Design of Industrial Systems
Robert J. Bieringer; Kevin G. Harding, Editor(s)

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