Southwest Research InstitutePosted 01/27/2009
SwRI provides custom automation solutions for all industries. The axle gauging system (AGS) shown here performs a noncontact inspection of in-process extrusions as they are manufactured. The AGS repeatably and accurately measures runout at specified locations on the shaft, the flange, and the pilot, as well as measuring the shaft length. In addition, the system automatically reconfigures for multiple part numbers, rejects out-of-tolerance parts, and has a user-friendly interface for real-time display, historical trending, and diagnostics.