Meclab

Meclab

Offline testing of diameter for mechanical components

Meclab.X and Meclab.T are gauges for benchtop or offline measurement of diameter for pins, turned parts, drawn wire, dies, wire, fibre or extrusions. Described by manufacturers, AEROEL as an accurate and flexible instrument, Meclab provides efficient measurement of cylindrical components. The Meclab system is suitable for offline testing of diameter and quality control.

The Meclab.T has additional software for measurement and characterisation of tools such as drill bits, fluted parts, reamers, cutting tools. These checks can be done quickly and easily and independent of conditions or environment, thanks to the NO-VAR thermal compensation protocols.

Meclab laser micrometer features

Meclab.X and Meclab.T come equipped with the CE-200 operator interface, with colour-coded display based on tolerances.

  • Diameter 0.03 to 78 mm, depending on model
  • Resolution from 0.01 µm
  • Repeatability from 0.03 µm
  • Tolerance checking
  • Accessories available including fixturing to hold the part, linear slides etc.

AEROEL FEATURES

  • 3-year warranty
  • Low sensitivity to vibration owing to exceptional single scan repeatability
  • Excellent dust resistance
  • Easy-to-use product library with programmed tolerances
  • In-built thermal compensation and self-mastering protocols
  • Networking ability via Ethernet, even for multiple gauges, to a single computer program
  • Data-logging with PC software
  • Unique expertise – as a specialist laser micrometer manufacturer, Aeroel have unsurpassed know-how and experience in laser diameter measurement

Scantron has more than two decades’ experience in online and offline measurement solutions for specific industry applications and across material types. Contact us for more information about the Meclab gauge and other offline measurement options.

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Type of GaugeXLS40/1500/BXLS80/1500/B
Measuring field (mm)4080
Measurable diameters (mm)0.06 – 380.75 – 78
Resolution (selectable) (μm)10 / 1 / 0.1 / 0.01
Linearity (centred product) (μm)± 0.5± 1
Linearity (in the measuring plane) (μm)± 0.5± 2
Repeatability (T=1s, ±2σ) (μm)± 0.07± 0.2
Single shot repeatability (±2σ) (μm)± 1.5± 3.5
Beam spot size (s,l) (mm)0.06 x 0.10.4 x 0.2
Side dither of the scanning plane (mm)± 0.02± 0.05
Scanning frequency (Hz)1500
Scanning speed (m/s)300588
Gauge thermal coefficient (μm/m°C)– 11.5– 11.5
Laser sourceVLD (Visible Laser Diode); λ = 650 nm
Dimensions of the basic system (mm)500 x 162 x 200790 x 198 x 200
Dimensions of the HP version (mm)500 x 234 x 640790 x 271 x 640
Weight of the basic system (kg)69
Weight of the HP version (kg)3033

Meclab.X basic
The basic Meclab system is suitable for a number of applications and consists of:

  • XLS40 or XLS80 Xactum Intelligent Laser Sensor
  • Base for the system
  • CE-100 operator’s interface panel, bench-top version
  • X software pre-installed in the sensor
  • Power supplies and connecting cables

Meclab.X-S

The S version of the Meclab offline diameter testing solution includes a flat granite base with a precision linear stage to mount the holding accessories and to move the part.
The slide can be 400, 640 or 820mm long with useful range 160, 400 or 580mm.

Meclab.X-SQ/SR

In some versions an equipped base is mounted under the granite base, containing the electric and pneumatic supply/control circuits for the optional devices. The SQ version includes the Quick-Fix electro-pneumatic pre-setting device, that allows quick slide positioning at the measuring positions. The SR version includes a motor driven device to rotate the part, with friction driving wheel and stepper motor.

  • Multiple language pop-up menus for easy set-up and programming
  • Display millimetres or inches
  • Reading the slide position
  • Transparent products can be easily measured
  • Display of 3 measured variables
  • Quick tolerance check and alarm outputs
  • 1000 parts library for quick programming
  • I/O Lines for easy interfacing and start/stop input for a footswitch
  • Connection to a PC and easy Excel interface
  • No error due to the hysteresis (inversion error) which is typical of all dial indicator gauges
  • Using no PC, it’s ideal to be placed in the workshop, close to the machine
  • Contactless measurement: no part damage or scratches
  • Objective and highly reproducible results: no matter about the operator’s skill
  • Extremely easy and quick to use: reduces inspection time and improves measurement capability
  • Highly flexible: different components and sizes can be measured without gauge re-mastering
  • Ultra accurate: it measures to an accuracy that could previously only be produced in a metrology room, using time consuming, expensive equipment and specialised personnel
  • Electric motor shafts
  • Ground or turned parts
  • Gauge pins
  • Piston pins
  • Hydraulic components
  • Rubber rolls
  • Hard metal tools

Meclab.X basic
The basic system consists of:

  • XLS40 or XLS80 Xactum Intelligent Laser Sensor
  • Base for the system
  • CE-100 operator’s interface panel, bench-top version
  • Meclab.X software pre-installed in the sensor
  • Power supplies and connecting cables

Meclab.X-S

The S version includes a flat granite base with a precision linear stage to mount the holding accessories and to move the part.
The slide can be 400, 640 or 820mm long with useful range 160, 400 or 580mm.

Meclab.X-SQ/SR

In some version an equipped base is mounted under the granite base, containing the electric and pneumatic supply/control circuits for the optional devices.
The SQ version includes the Quick-Fix electro-pneumatic pre-setting device, that allows quick slide positioning at the  measuring positions.
The SR version includes a motor driven device to rotate the part, with friction driving wheel and stepper motor.