Inspection and Gaging Products

October 13, 2013

After significant product introductions and strategic corporate acquisitions, HEIDENHAIN Corp. now offers a comprehensive line of inspection and gauging products. Products are available for both end users and OEMs alike.

Ranging from in-process fixture inspection requiring multiple gauging configurations, to 2-D and 3-D inspection machine encoders and digital readouts, HEIDENHAIN offers a scope of metrology products.

Gauging and inline process inspection products include HEIDENHAIN's SPECTO, METRO, and ACANTO series of length gauges that provide a high level of repeatability and reproducibility to collect reliable data. When connected to either HEIDENHAIN's GAGE CHEK ND2100G or the MSE1000 multiplexor, go/no-go relay signals can be sent directly to a PLC and data can be exported cleanly to EXCEL. These products are commonly seen in inspection processes that require dedicated fixturing of the manufactured parts and custom applications.

HEIDENHAIN's piece part inspection products include the ND Series of metrology digital readouts for those that require simple, intuitive dimensional inspection and are commonly seen on all brands and types of Quality Control inspection equipment. For those requiring a powerful PC-based inspection solution, the IK 5000 QUADRA-CHEK PC software/hardware system is used for manual and automated 2-D and 3-D measuring tasks, and is particularly useful on multiple probe, video, and touch probe-based CMMs, as well as optical comparators.

Related Glossary Terms

  • 2-D


    Way of displaying real-world objects on a flat surface, showing only height and width. This system uses only the X and Y axes.

  • 3-D


    Way of displaying real-world objects in a natural way by showing depth, height and width. This system uses the X, Y and Z axes.

  • fixture


    Device, often made in-house, that holds a specific workpiece. See jig; modular fixturing.

  • metrology


    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.

  • quality assurance ( quality control)

    quality assurance ( quality control)

    Terms denoting a formal program for monitoring product quality. The denotations are the same, but QC typically connotes a more traditional postmachining inspection system, while QA implies a more comprehensive approach, with emphasis on “total quality,” broad quality principles, statistical process control and other statistical methods.