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Modular Automated Measuring Platform Gauging System

Edmunds Gages has introduced a new Modular Automated Measuring Platform (MAMP) designed to minimize overall delivery timing of custom automation, increasing throughput and reducing scrap through 100% inspection and automated measurement. The MAMP-18 is a powered conveyor based unit that can be inserted into existing automated production line as well as other typical industrial applications.

The gauge is available in three individual frame sizes. Model MAMP18A is for parts ranging from 1 to 6" (25.4 to 152.4 mm). Model MAMP18B handles 6" to 12" (152.4 to 304.8 mm) and model MAMP-18C handles 12" to 18" (304.8 to 457.2 mm) in size, and include at least one flat face for conveyance along a powered conveyor. Parts can be round, square or other shapes and can be cycled at a rate of 300 parts per hour, or more. Typical parts include gears, sprockets, hubs, flanged axle shafts, brake drums and brake discs. MAMP-18 accepts parts on a continuous, non-synchronized, powered flex-link chain conveyor to transport to a metering area. Parts may originate from manual loading, robotic transfer, other powered conveyors or directly from a machine tool gantry. The MAMP-18 meters the parts, or separates for individual introduction into the part specific gauging. Slide motions from above, and/or below the part, carry the part dedicated gauging to the part. MAMP-18 can be configured with Edmunds Gages air gauging, electronic gauging or Precision Vision gauging medians depending upon the dimensional measurement application of the workpiece. All motions and speeds are controlled with the use of Allen-Bradley logic control products, uniquely packaged by Edmunds for any typical production line requirements. The unit can also be optionally configured with other brands of logic control products. All motions are protected for OSHA safety with electrical interlocks, and will segregate any parts found out-of-spec into a separate gravity exit chute.

An Edmunds Gages Epic-CAG gauging amplifier provides the dimensional results from a 17" touchscreen graphical display. The gauging results can be displayed as bar graphs, digital values, histograms or with control charts such as X-bar and Range or scatter charts. A part counter and time clock organize the results of the measurement cycles with a "Gage Data File" for time a date stamped recording of the results. Retrieval of the measurement information is easy with a qualified memory stick, or through the TCP/IP Ethernet port, RS-232 port or multiple USB ports.

Feedback for size compensation to the part-producing machine(s) can be provided for direct communication of sizes offsets in a post-process configuration in a number of machine specific formats, to multiple machines or from a statistical analysis basis.

For more information contact:

Edmunds Gages

45 Spring Lane

Farmington, CT 06032


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