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Linear motion system
Linear motion system

When Optical Metrology Services designed its latest weld inspection tool, the Auga, they turned to HepcoMotion to supply the linear motion system required for this ground-breaking new internal weld inspection tool.

A camera and laser is mounted inside the Auga which is used to complete a full 360degree scan of the weld in under 20 seconds, recording a 3D topographic map to check the weld is within the product specification. The camera and laser require a slide and carriage to move them into the position required to check the weld; the GV3 provides this. As the camera and laser are moved backwards and forwards to inspect the pipe internally, it is critical to have a smooth movement. With its precision ground running surface, the GV3 provides a low friction and highly accurate system ideally suited to providing smooth indexing of the camera.

Auga utilises a GV3 spacer slide with rack, used with Hepco’s dowel pins, which ensures simple and quick mounting inside the Auga unit.  GV3 provides a low maintenance, fit and forget solution – factors of key importance considering that time saving is a key advantage of the Auga. Usually, linear guides need to be frequently re-lubricated, requiring the machine to be stopped and causing costly and inconvenient downtime. With cap seals fitted, a key advantage of the GV3 is that it does not need to be re-lubricated, so it provides a long trouble free life.  Featuring Hepco’s well-renowned V guide technology, the GV3 is the perfect choice in tough environments such as offshore engineering. The self-cleaning action eliminates contamination of the slideway – a key benefit for OMS working in the inevitably dirty welding environment.

The flexibility of the GV3 system is important for OMS – they are able to mix and match slides and bearings of different sizes to suit the application space and load requirements. GV3 offers a wide range of slide widths allowing the most rigid unit within the space available.

Posted on November 9, 2016 - (458 views)
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