The laser systems checks for operating efficiencies in roll and web lines, CNC cutting and milling equipment, lathes, stamping presses, injection molding machines, and extrusion systems.
The Microgage 2D combines a laser transmitter with a receiver and digital display. The laser systems checks for operating efficiencies in roll and web lines, CNC cutting and milling equipment, lathes, stamping presses, injection molding machines, and extrusion systems. The laser moves across the receiver in a vertical or horizontal direction to display a reading of the motion, accurate to 0.001 inch, and the laser operates at a distance of more than 100 feet. The battery-operated laser, machined out of solid aluminum with a hard-anodized coating, features a serial USB interface that connects to a laptop or PC.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey