Traditionally, automation equipment is controlled by a PLC – the logic brain of a system that handles the flow of operation, processes I/O, and communicates with other networked equipment. The majority of Autonetics’ products are controlled by an industrial PC (IPC). We eschew the
The AGU is Autonetics’ flagship product – the world’s first and only production ready, in-process, high-speed, non-contact thread inspection system. Pipe mills across the world use Autonetics technology every day. United States Steel is one such company. At their Lone Star Tubular Operations facility,
At Autonetics, we design and build each gauge to the needs of our client. Many of our gauges use commercial off-the-shelf hardware, along with hardware produced in-house. With the variety of sensor systems available on the market, when and why would we decide to
In the field of laser metrology two of the major concerns are accuracy and repeatability. These are crucial metrics for ensuring a system is performing as expected in its role to improve quality control. At Autonetics we have a rigorous development process that ensures
Autonetics offers research and development (R&D) services for automating part inspections with the latest non-contact laser sensors. In a typical R&D project, Autonetics evaluates the interdependencies between cycle times, dimensional data callouts, tolerances, surface areas, individual part sizes, part-family size ranges, part handling, personnel
Houston Texas – March 2017 An Autonetics automated thread gauging unit (AGU) for OCTG pipe thread inspections was featured at Hartwig’s Open House in Houston in March 2017. The automated thread gauge provides 100% API, Semi-Premium, and Premium pipe thread inspection capability complete with
Automated thread gauging units (AGUs) are hot. During the third quarter of 2016, Autonetics shipped ten (10) AGUs to pipe mills across the USA. The downturn in the oil & gas industry is causing more OCTG pipe mills to evaluate better ways to operate
Editor Alan Richter wrote an article featuring Autonetics automated thread gauging units in the February 2017 issue of Cutting Tool Engineering magazine. Here is an excerpt from page 8 of the print edition …”a downturn in the oil and gas industry prompted companies that
Laser sensors for dimensional metrology continue to become smaller, faster, and smarter. Quality control engineers are eager to use laser metrology for nondestructive inspections to improve manufacturing process control. However, deciding which laser measuring devices are best suited for their in-process part inspections is intimidating.
December 6-7, 2016 Charlotte, NC – Okuma Aerospace Center of Excellence An Autonetics robotic cell (AGU) will be featured at Okuma’s Technology Showcase in Charlotte in December 2016. The robotic cell automates pipe thread gauging and operates within tight cycle times without impeding production.