Gocator Volume Checker
LMI has announced the launch of the Gocator Volume Checker. This unique and innovative approach replaced traditional volume gauging methods (i.e., fluids, pressurized air, and acoustics) with a fully automated, non-contact 3D solution.
"Converting a manual process to a non-contact, automated solution using 3D technology enables engine block manufacturers to achieve higher accuracy and repeatability than ever before," says Terry Arden, CEO, LMI Technologies. "We see many opportunities like this in various markets where critical tolerances are being verified with manual approaches but are better achieved with 3D inspection."
Gocator Volume Checker solves this application by combining the Gocator 3210 snapshot sensor (35 µm resolution) with custom built-in measurement tools to calculate the volume of engine cylinder heads and piston bowls.
The solution uses blue LED structured light to take a single snapshot scan and deliver measurement results at ± 0.04cm3 accuracy. This measurement occurs in a cycle time of less than 5 seconds––even on combustion chambers and pistons with highly-reflective surfaces. Traditional contact-based methods can take up to 5 minutes.