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.
October 26, 2016 Charlotte, NC DMG MORI held open house events in eight (8) locations across the country in October. Autonetics attended the DMG MORI Open House in Charlotte October 26, 2016. DMG MORI Open House Charlotte 2016 A manufacturer of CNC-controlled Lathes and
June 28, 2016 Humble, TX Autonetics was featured at a Danobat Open House hosted by Marathon Machine Tools in Humble, Texas. Marathon Machine Tools represents Danobat OCTG turning and grinding divisions. The Danobat TTB premium pipe threading lathe mockup was on display. Autonetics showed
In Process Inspection – Fanuc robot reaches inside Okuma Lathe In-process inspections enable manufacturers to reduce waste and produce higher quality parts over time. So why aren’t all manufacturers implementing in-process inspections? Several reasons for sure. One primary reason is complexity. Implementing an in-process
May 11, 2016 Houston, TX Autonetics attended ABB’s open house in Houston, Texas May 11, 2016. As an ABB robotic integrator, Autonetics featured our Automated Gauging Units (AGUs). Autonetics AGUs are robotic cells complete with robotics, controls, touch-screen monitors, metrology software, and thread measurement
Autonetics is pleased to announce that our AGU 3.0 thread gauge for Oil Country Tubular Goods in the petroleum industry was recently awarded certification by CSA (Canadian Standards Association). CSA international is a member of the CSA group, a premier provider of product testing and certification. The CSA is recognized
Autonetics automated metrology systems provide the ability to maintain close control of production quality by providing immediate results. Unfortunately in most manufacturing environments quality control is performed long after the part has been machined. The lag between machining and inspection makes it difficult to