Applications in the automotive, truck and bus industries are many and varied but include flush and gap measurement, 3D measurement of components and assemblies, residual torque in bolting plus many more.
In the mining sector we see a growing use of scanning systems to digitise worn components so that new parts can be fabricated as well as the measurement of surface roughness on machined components such as shafts and bearings.
In the rail sector we also see a growing use of surface roughness measuring equipment for machined wagon wheels and bearing journals as well as products such as portable arm CMM and laser trackers for measuring large sized components.
Manufacturing requires a whole range of measuring equipment in order to assure quality and to enhance productivity where equipment ranging from basic hand tools to height gauges right up to 3D CNC-controlled CMM systems are widely used.
Both the tooling manufacturing industry and the machine tool sector are gaining substantial productivity benefits with the use of the latest advances in measurement and scanning technologies from products such as the Alicona InfiniteFocus.
In the research community needs ground-breaking technology to help with their research projects for pure research as well as for projects in collaboration with industry with products such as surface roughness and analysis tools from Taylor Hobson.
In the shipbuilding sector both long range measurement systems such as laser trackers from API as well as fit-out systems such as portable measuring arms, 3D laser distance measurement system and widely used.