Tube (Run Out) Gaging Machine

Keyence LK-H series high speed laser displacement sensor was used to check run out and diameter on a wide variety (length and OD) of tubes.

The laser controller could also be programmed to inspect tube surface smoothness. The laser sensor was mounted to a servo slide programmed to move it along the tube length. Tubes were placed into a precision air bearing and sleeve nest assembly.

A VFD motor rotated tubes at the desired RPM for the gaging and/or inspection. Pass/fail results were displayed on the HMI and output to customer’s PC. All components were housed inside of a compact cabinet with cover panel guarding and interlocked sliding side doors.