News & Articles

  • 08

    Apr
    2020

    Incorporating a custom automated inspection system can provide many benefits to your industrial automation and quality control process.  You can increase the rate of production, the quality of your items, and the efficiency of your entire operation.  However, if you need to modify the

  • 03

    Apr
    2020

    Within the field of industrial automation there is an increasing need to protect our skilled workforce from potentially catastrophic interactions with powerful automated machinery. With this as a primary concern, designers must also account for machine longevity, maintainability and cost of ownership. The standard

  • 21

    Mar
    2020

    Challenges in part scanning The physical alignment between a part to be scanned and the scanning hardware on a robot end effector is never perfect. This fact can lead to calculation errors if left unchecked. A simple three-dimensional movement from point A to Point

  • 17

    Jul
    2019

    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

  • 18

    May
    2019

    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,

  • 05

    Mar
    2019

    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

  • 25

    Feb
    2019

    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

  • 31

    Jul
    2017

    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

  • 11

    Jul
    2017

    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

  • 11

    Feb
    2017

    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

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