Differential Housing Measurements using WiGauge™

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During the manufacture of trucks, the performance of the vehicle is inevitably affected if the differential housing is not to specification. Using one centralized WiGauge™ wireless solution for bore gauging on multiple-machine cell projects, eliminates any redundancy that would occur by individually equipping each machine with its own independent ‘cabled system, ultimately reducing costs dramatically. To learn more about this Product Application click here.

The freedom to roam with Solartron’s WiGauge™ brings increased efficiency to gauging stations and work practices. The ability to work without cables means that the gauging process is not restricted by cable length and routing, or the risk of cable damage. Post process gauging stations become more ?exible and with the ability to connect multiple WiGauge™ to a single receiver. Cable tangles are eliminated in multi-point gauging applications. Using one centralized WiGauge™ wireless solution for bore gauging on multi-machine cell projects, eliminates any redundancy that would occur by individually equipping each machine with its own independent ‘cabled’ system, ultimately dramatically reducing costs.

The WiGauge™ Wireless Bore Gauge offers increased efficiency, flexibility and uncompromised accuracy in the palm of your hand. By eliminating the need for cables to download the measurement data, the WiGauge™ Wireless Bore Gauge offers manufacturers greater freedom in workstation design and practice.

This Bluetooth™ Wireless Bore Gauge has a range of at least 15 meters for data transmission and up to 7 WiGauge™ wireless bore gauges can be linked to a single system.

The rugged, high precision WiGauge™ Wireless Bore Gauge from Solartron Metrology is IP65 rated and is compatible with industry standard M6 and M10 gauge head threads. The transducer is linear along its full measuring range, making it easy to set up and adaptable for applications other than bore gauging.

The attached NiMH battery pack delivers up to 10 hours of continuous data transmission and can be removed for offline recharging.

The audio and visual pass/fail indicators on the WiGauge™ give the operator the opportunity to decide whether or not to remove a component from a machine tool while the reading is logged into a system that can be up to 15 meters away. The rugged construction and class 1 Bluetooth™ communication ensure that it is able to work reliably in the often hostile environment of an engineering machine shop. With an option of an integral LCD display the WiGauge™ offers even more flexibility.

  • 10mm and 6mm fixing threads (as used on most Gauge Heads)
  • Up to 0.1µm resolution (user selectable)
  • Up to 15m range, via Class One Bluetooth®
  • Up to 7 WiGauge™ Wireless Bore Gauges connected to a single receiver
  • 10 hours battery life (based on continuous data transmission)
  • Fast battery recharge
  • IP 65 protection
  • Audio indication of data transmission
  • Pass/fail range lights
  • Inductive Charger available

The WiGauge™ Gen II Kit (Inductive) is comprised of WBG w/LCD Display, battery pack and inductive charger cradle assembly.

Combining multiple sensors using the Orbit Digital Measurement network is easy and data can be read using a Solartron readout or the Gauge Computer Software making system integration simple.