Laser Gauge Measurement System

SDC used their experience in testing and verification techniques to design and build a fully automatic laser measurement system to gauge several aspects of raw quartz tubing material.

Custom Testing & Inspection Machine Details

SDC designed and built a fully automatic quartz tube laser measurement system with the ability to measure quartz tubes between 18 and 120 inches long and precisely calculate tube geometry by determining:

  • Overall tube length
  • I.D.’s and O.D.’s at specific points
  • Bow and ovality
  • Cross sectional area, and more

This fully customized system has the ability to capture and store measurement data and generate individual tube data sheets. The entire mechanical and electronic functions of this machine are synchronized and controlled by a PC workstation running a custom written Visual Basic application. The Visual Basic application automatically converts measurement data to a user-friendly interface, and generates a printer-friendly Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

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