Applications


Full Part Inspection

In need of large part inspection on a job which exceeds your CMM (Coordinate Measuring Machine) capacity? Have a tight time line and can’t afford to tear down a set-up on a machine for CMM verification?

Ebbing Metrology can fill these needs by utilizing the most advanced technology in the 3D metrology market. We are capable of inspecting in real time directly to the CAD (Computer Aided Design) model. If you're in need of a full part inspection we’ve got you covered. If inspection is required midway through the machining process we can set up the laser tracker in or next to the machine to verify critical features without having to tear down the machine set up. This prevents the need to make a special trip to the quality control room, saving time and money. Measurements are very accurate and captured extremely fast. Ebbing Metrology has experience with GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) call outs and tight tolerances on blueprints. We can provide you with a detailed graphical report that clearly states which features are within customer specifications and which exceed the tolerances on the print.        

Shop Floor Layouts

Have a complex floor layout generated in CAD? Have countless hours spent running simulations to verify robot reach and clearances before releasing the over all design for build? Thinking about how you're going to layout a large and complex  machining center or assembly line?

Ebbing Metrology can tackle these challenges with the aide of the laser tracker. We take what you have designed in CAD or a print and translate to a floor layout. Layouts of machine bases with complex angles relative to each other can be difficult to get right with a tape measure and normally requires 2+ people to complete. Utilizing the laser tracker we can pin point the exact location of each critical point or feature in the CAD model or print. The process only requires one person and is extremely quick and accurate allowing you to place large pieces of equipment in place the first time, eliminating the need to re-position equipment later on during assembly. This process also helps speed up the programming of the robots or transfers  since measurements are based directly off CAD.

Reverse Engineering

Trying to save money by using existing mechanical frame work, structures or details on a new project and unsure of the dimensions or doubting what’s on a print compared to what’s in front of you? 

Ebbing Metrology understands the need to save money. Utilizing components that were once considered obsolete is a great way to save money. We are capable of traveling to any location and accurately measure, document, and store the measurements captured with or without a CAD (Computer Aided Design) model. The measurements captured can be exported out of the software in several file formats (IGUS, X_T, DMIS, etc.). 

Machine Alignment

Misalignments can cause machine downtime, decrease machine performance, increase scrap rates and be costly to maintain; however, Ebbing Metrology utilizes the portable laser tracker to reduce these issues.

The laser tracker is ideal for many tasks such as machine tool alignment, roller, conveyor and press alignment, jig and fixture alignment. Our accurate and fast method reduces downtime, improves quality, reduces scrap rates. Whether you need to check for parallelism, perpendicularity, concentricity, true position, or flatness on your equipment we can aid you in returning those measurements back to the original machines specifications.   

  

Line/Cell Moves

Planning a line move or making room in your facility for new equipment with multiple stand alone bases with locations critical to each other? Have a cell running flawless but needing to relocate to the other side of the shop or to a new plant location? 

Ebbing Metrology can assist you in your next line or equipment move. We capture numerous critical points in 3 dimensional space relative to your equipment. Those dimensions are stored within the operating software and are later referenced to ensure equipment is set precisely back in place. With a vast working range of roughly 250ft in either direction (left/right, forward/backward, up/down) and an accuracy of .001 of an inch, this process drastically reduces the amount of time and man power needed to re-assemble the equipment.