API Trackers Calibrate Robots that handle vacuum chambers

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Measurement of automatic supply systems with laser trackers Semiconductor and microprocessor producers need clean room or vacuum chambers to maintain purity and quality of their product. ASYS provides these advanced chambers, managed by robots that are calibrated with API trackers. ASYS Automatic Systems GmbH & Co. KG in Schorndorf develops handling systems for the semiconductor

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Alignment of rollers serials at BAO Steel in China

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During a measurement task it was detected that the armour plate moved away from the original track whilst the rolling mill was in operation. Whilst investigating this problem it was discovered that this deviation was due to the poor parallelization between each of the two rollers. However, it was unknown which roller was in the

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3D Laser Scanning Handgun for High Threat Concealment

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Quick turnaround has rapidly become a staple in decision making when companies seek out service providers. A major downfall with this is the results may come back skewed or inaccurate. As a precision measurement service company, API  constantly strives to provide the most cost and time efficient solutions for our customers. We put this to the test

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Measuring 1,200 precision drilled holes in 1 hour (Lockheed Martin)

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Aerospace has some of the strictest tolerances of any manufacturing industry. At Lockheed Martin Marietta, technicians use the IntelliProbe 360 to check the position of the thousands of drilled holes in bulkheads. The quality control team even uses API trackers to inspect the tooling used to work on the aircraft. It’s called Hercules – the

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A Compact Tracker with Unrestricted Portability

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Pilatus, one of Europe’s oldest aircraft manufacturers, chose the API Tracker 3 for its tooling and quality control. The tracker’s portability and ability to compare connect with Pilatus’s CAD system. The single laser tracker helped check the soundness of more than 100 planes in one year. Pilatus Flugzeugwerke AG, founded in 1939, is the leading

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Turbine manufacturing with API Technology

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Using nuclear-powered steam to turn turbines, Siemens needs the measurements of its blades as precise as possible to avoid losing steam energy. Siemens turned to the Omnitrac, with its weight of less than 20 pounds and its precision, to power its facility. API Omnitrac Laser Tracker at Siemens AG in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

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