Claimed to improve operator inspection efficiency, Bowers Group launched the XT3-BT bore gauge at Southern 2015, adding to the company’s XT range.
T he ergonomic design includes a larger and clearer LCD, and IP67 protection, proximity output and built-in Bluetooth for bidirectional communication give greater flexibility for data acquisition and storage.
The company also launched the Trimos height gauges demonstrating the V4 height gauge with black mask screen display, dual probe facility and semi-automatic probe force / balancing system for the use of extended probes.
Additions to the Sylvac measuring instruments were also exhibited, including the D300s V2 digital readout and the D70S/I/H multi-function compact touchscreen display unit, micrometers and calipers with Bluetooth connectivity and 0.0001mm resolution digital indicators.
Baty International, part of the Bowers Group, exhibited the new VuMaster CNC optical measuring system for 2D measurement. It can be operated manually, or inspection programmes can be recorded, stored and recalled to allow speedy inspection routines to be undertaken via manual or full CNC control.
It also demonstrated the new, semi-automatic variant of the company’s popular Venture Vision Measuring System. The new system combines manually operated X and Y axes with a CNC Z axis and zoom. The result is a fast, accurate arrangement that allows the operator to measure batches of parts by following simple directions on the graphically displayed ‘part-view’.