A high-resolution video inspection head with integral laser point finder and 15-in. LCD monitor can provide precise, in-process measurement of X-Y mold dimensions while the tool is in the EDM or milling machine. The TolTec Microimage Measurer, produced by TolTec Engineering Co. Ltd. in Taiwan, is newly available from Paul H. Gesswein & Co., Inc., Bridgeport, Conn. Equipped with 30X, 55X, and 250X lenses, the optical sensing head mounts in the machine’s tool holder and reportedly measures with working tolerances equal to those of the host machine. Checking tolerances on the fly eliminates downtime to remove, measure, and reposition the tool in the milling machine, and also eliminates errors from inexact mold repositioning. Prices run $6695 to $8295.
Gesswein & Co., Inc., Paul
255 Hancock Avenue P.O. Box 3998
Bridgeport, CT 06605-0936
Phone (203) 366-5400 Fax (203) 366-3953