Features & Benefits
Our TIR gages are versatile enough to measure a wide array of parts including in-process shop floor TIR measurements of shafts, gears, pistons, bearings, jet engine components, turbocharger and other precision machined or stamped parts. Each gage is also ideally suited to handle incoming part inspection for vendor compliance, optical lens inspection, alignment and assembly applications, and manufacturing process control. You can even make on-machine measurements although for best results and to avoid errors from your machine’s axis, we recommend measuring from a qualified axis or surface.
Ultra-precision Repeatable Accuracy
Free-spin rotary air bearing tables mounted to inspection-grade granite surface plates are the core of our TIR gage platforms. Stable and robust, our air bearing tables provide a maintenance-free and ultra-precision reference axis with certified system accuracy better than 5 µ” (0.125 µm). To ensure continued distortion-free operations, each gage platform includes an air filter regulator assembly.
Precise Part Alignment
ABTech’s adjustable tilt and center (tip/tilt) work tables allow you to quickly and precisely align your part to the super-accurate air bearing axis, reducing misalignment errors in your assemblies or measurements. Tool room style universal gage stands are mounted to the side of the granite base to give you maximum stability and flexibility in reaching all of your part surfaces.
Easy to Use Large Format Interface
Our MicroTIR electronic packages include an easily readable 10” wide format color touch screen. The user interface is designed to achieve two primary goals: display the results in a fashion that is familiar to most operators and only display necessary information. To accomplish these goals, probe displacement is displayed with a traditional analog-style needle. To easily see the variation spread, we display “ghost images” of the needle max and min positions. And live indicator readings are presented by a high resolution digital read out (DRO). We capture the essential maximum and minimum, and total indicator readings.
The base configuration includes a single precision lever-type electronic indicator but a second probe for individual or sum/differential probe display options can be added. An electronic encoder interface is also available which synchronizes the probe readings to the rotary position of your motion system.
MicroTIR displays are lightweight and portable units with onboard file storage and wireless network capabilities for enterprise connectivity. User selectable scale resolutions and SAE or metric units provide full flexibility for all of your part requirements.
Quick and Definitive Results
Instantly see the max and min readings of the probe displacement in both digital and analog-style formats. In displaying the calculated TIR, potential operator error and user subjectivity is removed. You can input part numbers and descriptions, and save or print your results for customer verification or as a traveler for the part through subsequent manufacturing process steps. And if your application calls for multiple readings, we’ve incorporated a “stackable” TIR results feature that can be combined into a single exportable report (PDF, CSV, Excel or other formats).
We believe in selling you precisely what you need and no more. If you need a turnkey solution, combine both an air bearing platform with our electronic display package. Or if just enhancing your existing rotary platform will do the trick, purchase our MicroTIR electronic display package. And if neither of those options quite satisfy your requirements, we’ll work with you to configure or design the best solution to meet both your current and future needs.