As a manufacturer of custom factory floor metrology systems we observed a need for a large format, high-speed, optical micrometer that is capable of accurately measuring large objects with an exceptional scan rate and a high degree of repeatability. In 2014 Autonetics started researching the feasibility of a new measurement system that could exceed the capabilities of conventential opitical micrometers avaliable in today's market.
Our research throughout the third quarter of 2014 and into the first quarter 2015 has yielded a new measurement system with unique capabilities for high-speed non-contact inspection. Our research and development started with original designs for circuit boards, bi-telecentric optical systems, collimating lenses and the latest high intensity light sources.
Autonetics has provided fully automated, in-process inspection products for oil country tubular goods since 2009. Our goal to constantly improve our products and gain industry certification is what drives us as a manufacturer of gauging solutions. By working closely with our customers in the pipe mill environment, leading material handing providers and the American Petroleum Institute we have made significant advances in our flagship AGU line of thread gauges. Beginning in 2014 Autonetics launched the 3.0 Series Autonomous Gauging Unit with many improvements learned from real world production scenarios.
You have a Problem, We have a Solution
Autonetics is frequently approached to provide a solution for measureing work pieces, inprocess where no off- the- shelf product is available. We begin by setting in motion a dialog with the company’s engineering team to fully understand the application and requirements. This will often lead to an innovative product or process with far reaching results. One such project has lead to the design and production of a non-contact, multi-geometry, true position gauge. This mobile application was designed for thread form inspection servicing multiple machines.
High Tech Inspection, Small Footprint
Autonetics-designed inspection systems are fast, accurate, and repeatable. They eliminate the human error affecting reliability and repeatability. Manual inspection is labor intensive and error prone. Operators must rely on detailed work instructions, hand-held measurement devices, all the while avoiding distractions and fatigue. Autonetics SGU line of automated part gauges are designed and programmed to measure any number of features on 100 percent of the products or assemblies produced. Precision state of the art sensors provide micron-level measurement accuracy without contacting the part.
People often associate the research and development function of a company with product improvement and the in-house invention of new products. While this is often the case, many seek other resources to expand on future development. Because industrial and customer requirements are continually changing the task of in-house assets, R&D is increasingly outsourced to the company’s efforts.
Manufacturing within the United States is in the process of revitalization. Companies across the country are moving to close the gap spatially and temporally between manufacture and metrology. This effort to improve efficiency and lower cost will require tighter integration of gauging sensors and real-time error correction of machine tools.
Consequently, new measurement solutions for a growing number of parts produced in lights-out operations are in demand.
Manufacturing processes are often required to operate in extreme environments, yet despite these conditions, quality standards and production efficiency must remain at 100%. These environments vary and may well be corrosive, abrasive, subject to extreme temperatures, vibration or contamination, or a combination of all these factors. Autonetics comprehensive range of precision industrial products offers a solution meant for factory floor metrology.
Most picture factory automation as the realm of corporations and high tech Silicon Valley companies. However with today’s technologies real benefits are available at cost effective price points that do not require years to return an investment.
Autonetics provides very user-friendly, turn key systems that install on the factory floor and are ready to work in less than one hour after setup.
Autonetics LLC is a provider of high quality thread gauging and inspection equipment. As a dynamic full service company, we provide a complete line of custom non contact profile applications and thread measuring systems for API, Premium, Machine and Custom thread forms.
AGU 2.0 features the latest improvements in metrology hardware, software and kinematics. New features include remote monitoring by any wireless device with a web browser, improved protective shielding, as well as increased linear resolution. This system is primarily used in the Oil Country Tubular Goods industry for inspection of casing and tubing connections.
We are committed to delivering total customer satisfaction by providing high quality products and superior service levels. Through a highly skilled and dedicated workforce, we have generated an outstanding service record, which means you can be assured all our high quality products will accurately meet your requirements.
Watch the video below for a demostration of the AGU 2.0 as well as an explanation of how we report our results through a customize user interface.
Unparalled Data Collection and Reliability for Hardware Controllers
Operating Systems may be roughly divided into two categories: desktop and realtime. A traditional desktop operating system (OS) (e.g. Windows, Linux, MacOS) is designed to interact with users, input/output devices such as printers, video displays and mice. In contrast, a Real Time Operating System (RTOS) is designed to interact with machinery where critical timing is paramount.