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Ametek Solartron Metrology - Medical Needle & Sharp Edge Measurements

For medical manufacturers, precisely measuring the height of a needle or a sharp edge is often critical to product quality and function. Also, factory lines that use sharp-edge blades as part of the production process, such as for fabric cutting, must be able to accurately check that the tip of the blade is at the correct height. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Jet Engine Turbine Blade Gauging

The standard DP range of Digital Spring Push Probes has justifiably become the work horse of the gauging industry. Very high resolution, excellent linearity and high data speed come as standard. Long life precision bearings, and an IP65 rating ensure that probes maintain their performance for million cycles. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - High Precision Measurement of Rugged Equipment

A Tactics Communication Tool (TCT) is a rugged piece of communication equipment used in military and aerospace exercises. The exterior casing is built of highly rugged materials that must also be precisely built. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Gauging Beverage Cans with Solartron Metrology

Solartron Metrology provides precise, customizable probes for the Packaging Industry. This includes probes that are used to measure beverage containers in equipment built by Versatile Technology. (www.versatiletechnology.com.au)

Solartron also offers low tip force probes and tips with special materials, so they will not scratch aluminum surfaces or similar surfaces. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Electric Car Battery Cell Gauging

Solartron Metrology offers high precision Digital probes that can be used to quickly gauge battery cells. Probes are quick and easy to install and can easily be networked and output via the Orbit Network. The wide probe variety and ability to customize, including custom tips, gain Solartron ability to meet any measurement requirements at the highest level. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Orbit® Air Gauge Interface Module (AGM)

Solartron Metrology’s Orbit® Air Gauge Interface Module (AGM) makes connecting air gauge Measurement Probes to Orbit simple, allowing the user to mix air gauges with all of our contact and non-contact sensors to fully utilize the full performance of the Orbit Digital Measurement Network. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Gauging Computer Software - GCS

The Orbit® GCS is a suite of software that provides Measurement and Gauging functionality with Solartron’s Orbit® Gauging Probes and the Orbit® Network. Included are a wide range of metrology functions, data logging, parts control, gauge mastering and SPC. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Wireless Control Module (WCM)

Solartron Metrology introduces the Wireless Connection Module (WCM). This device allows connection for up to 6 Solartron Wireless products directly into a PC, no need for separate Bluetooth hardware. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Compact Spring Push Probe – DZ/S

The DZs are probably the shortest probes available on the market with a full 1mm or 2mm calibrated travel. A bearing size normally found in much longer bodies ensures a long life. The small size, coupled with enhanced linearity and resolution, makes them ideal where space is a problem. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Orbit® LTH Linear Measurement Sensor

Solartron Metrology, the world leader in linear measurement innovation, has now added another high performance sensor to it’s line-up. Orbit® LTH is a Laser Triangulation unit for higher precision measurements, with 0.02% F.S. reading over 2 up to 200 mm measurement ranges. With the 2 mm stroke, that means accuracy up to +/- 0.4 μm! (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Differential Housing Measurements using WiGauge™

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™ 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 drama... (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Bluetooth® Wireless Interface Module (WIM)

The Wireless Interface Module (WIM) from Solartron Metrology provides Bluetooth® connection between Orbit® 3 digital sensor network and personal computers. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Protocol Interface Module - PIM (PLC Interface)

Solartron Metrology introduces the Ethernet/IP™, ProfiNet®, EtherCat™ & Modbus TCP Interface Modules. These modules allow easy connections between the interface module enabled controller and Solartron’s flexible Orbit® 3 Digital Measurement System. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Block Gauge – DK/5.0 Side Mount

Block Gauges make precision measurements of bores and cavities a simple and reliable process. A range of springs are available to ensure that tip forces can be maintained with the Block Gauge mounted in any attitude. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Short Probes - DSP

New from Solartron Metrology displacement sensors with short body lengths enabling these gauge probes to be mounted in locations where standard displacement sensors will not fit. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Miniature Single Leaf Flexure – DUSM

The Miniature Single Leaf Flexure is another variant of flexure based contact probes. The miniature single leaf flexure has a calibrated range of 0 – 500 microns and provides the means for alternative configurations of contact tip mounting. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Orbit® ACS SI400 Automation and Control System

Solartron Metrology, the world leader in linear measurement innovation, introduces the Orbit® 3 based system for easy, low cost connections into PLCs and process control systems. The SI400 will connect to, and power, three additional sensors for a four channel reading. You can even combine gauging probes, Orbit® LT, and Orbit® LTH on the same stack of modules. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Orbit® 3 Digital Measuring Network

The Solartron Orbit® Network: a fully formed digital measurement system that makes it simple and easy to inter-connect high accuracy Solartron instruments, and other sensors to your computer, network, or PLC. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - 6mm Diameter Gauging Probe – D6P

Solartron Metrology has taken a novel but practical route to solving
the problem of close proximity gauging to produce the D6P range of narrow body Gauging Probes. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Orbit® LT – Non-Contact, Laser Triangulation

For applications where a contact gauging sensor is unsuitable, Solartron offers a medium performance Non-Contact Laser Triangulation Transducer. This solution is fully compatible with the Orbit® Measurement Network. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Digital Gauging Probes – Spring Push

The standard DP range of Spring Push Probes has justifiably become the work horse of the gauging industry. Very high resolution, excellent linearity and high data speed come as standard. Long life precision bearings, and an IP65 rating ensure that probes maintain their performance for millions of cycles. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Position Sensor Onboard Electronics - G-Type

The G-Type Analogue Displacement probe range has evolved from its predecessor DG series with marked improvement in features and performance. This product offers a perfect solution for various displacement applications with a good linearity and repeatability. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Digital Gauging Probes – Pneumatic

Solartron Metrology's Orbit® 3 Measurement System using Solartron Contact Measurement Transducers provides a cost effective solution for a wide range of gauging, measuring or positioning in diverse industries. Pneumatic transducers are ideal for use in automatic gauging applications or for accessing details that would be difficult or impossible to reach with spring push transducers. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Orbit® 3 Digital Probes with In-Line Connector

A complimentary range to the standard hard wired digital transducer, where the Orbit® electronics and the transducer have an in-line connector. The connector can be mounted close to the probe so that the probe can be replaced without having to unthread / thread the cable. Probes can be replaced without any re-programming of the controlling software. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Single Leaf Flexure – DUS/0.5/S

With the same advantages as the parallel flexure the single leaf flexure offers the gauge builder access to even more measurement points. With careful use of extension arms measurements can be made inside slots or between features where a conventional pencil probe cannot reach. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Long Stroke Pneumatic Feathertouch Probe - DT/30

The DT/30 range of Pneumatic Push Probes is designed for use in automatic gauging applications where extra mechanical travel eliminates the need for pneumatic actuators. These probes are to be used where a parts cavity or hole depth needs to be measured. The shaft retracts up to 31 mm allowing simple automatic loading of the fixture. The DT/30 is available with 5 and 10 mm measurement ra... (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Jet Series Pneumatic Push Probe – DJ/P

'J' type probes are similar to standard pneumatic probes except that actuation is by an inbuilt piston. High tip forces are available but as air is vented through a port close to the front on the probe, they have a lower IP rating. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Digital Lever Probe - DL

Solartron’s Digital Lever Probe has been conceived for the precision measurement market. The probe is ideally suited to applications where the use of axial measuring probes is not possible, and where a low tip force and a high number of probing points are required. It’s simple design and exceptional reliability result in a reduced cost of ownership without any reduction in pe... (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Ultra Feather Touch Digital Probe – DW

The Ultra Feather Touch probe has so light a tip force, it is a viable alternative to a non-contact sensor in many applications. With various tips available in ruby and nylon, the UFT is already being used to check glass, rubber, semi-conductor wafers and other delicate materials. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Instruments for Orbit® 3 & Analogue Sensors

Digital Displays for analogue & digital sensors are available in a wide range allowing for simple to complex applications. All displays feature serial communication and digital I/O to allow PLC, PC and footswitches to operate the instruments. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Digital Specialist Transducers

Solartron’s specialist gauging and measurement transducers are for applications where the standard pencil style probe will not fit! (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Feather Touch Pneumatic Gauging Probe - DT/P

Feather Touch Probes are designed specifically for applications where low tip forces are critical. Air is vented through the shroud at the front of the probe during actuation, which in turn cleans the bearing. With no gaiter to protect the shaft from contamination they are unsuitable for use in wet or oily conditions (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Mini Probes - ID, OD Bore Measurement

The Mini Probe is a compact, low profile transducer that is ideal for measurement in confined spaces, such as bores. The transducer is based on a parallel spring structure that ensures excellent repeatability over a long working life, even when rotated in bores that have key slots or lubrication ports. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - DT/30/P - 30mm Digital Measuring Probe

Solartron is proud to present the newest addition to the Orbit Digital Probe range: DT30 30mm Digital Measuring Probes. The 30mm Digital Measuring Probes enable users to delicately take measurements in a wide variety of applications. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Block Gauges - Mechanical Interface known as Universal Gages

Block Gauges make precision measurements of bores and cavities a simple and reliable process. A range of springs are available to ensure that tip forces can be maintained with the Block Gauge mounted in any attitude (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Digital Flexure Gauge – DU/0.5/S

Flexures are ideal for very high volume and high precision applications such as bearing component gauging. They are often the best solution for measuring moving material, such as roundness testing, with Orbit® 3 set to very high resolution and fast data transmission. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - CAD Product Drawings for Sensors

Solartron Metrology has CAD Product Drawings available in 2D DWG Autocad and 3D Step and Solidworks. If the Drawings you are looking for are not on this page, they can be requested. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - More Measurement with AUS-Single Leaf Flexure

With the same advantages as the parallel flexure the single leaf flexure offers the gauge builder access to even more measurement points. With careful use of extension arms measurements can be made inside slots or between features where a conventional pencil probe cannot reach. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Absolute TTL Module (ATM)

TTL RS422 is one of the most commonly used methods of communicating between Linear displacement sensors and Control or data Acquisition systems. Most sensors which offer this are incremental sensors and can lose position if moved too quickly. Solartron ATM is an absolute system and can never lose position even if power is interrupted. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Absolute Displacement Transducers LVDT

The culmination of Solartron’s 50+ years of experience manufacturing LVDT displacement sensors is a deep understanding of the need to match the performance of the sensor precisely to the demands of the application and environment. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - WiGauge™ Wireless Bore Gauge (Gen 1 & 2)

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. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - SI 5500 - Digital Readout

This Solartron Metrology multi function Digital Readout can interface up to 31 Orbit® 3 Module and supports Digital probes, Linear Encoders and Encoder Input Modules. It gives the user the option to select data display formats and program metrology functions. (read more)

Ametek Solartron Metrology - Flexure Gauges (High Precision)

Flexures are ideal for very high volume and high precision applications such as bearing component gauging. They are often the best solution for measuring moving material, such as roundness testing, with Orbit® 3 set to very high resolution and fast data transmission. (read more)

News articles and press releases for Ametek Solartron Metrology:

06/01/2021

Testing or monitoring of infrastructure components could mean that materials are subjected to extreme elements, such as heat, cold, salt water, wind, or other types of stress. 

05/25/2021

Precision-measurement sensors are used in many agricultural industry applications, providing key data that allow companies and organizations to achieve key performance, responsibility and efficiency goals.

05/20/2021

Solartron’s Orbit® Network can be used to connect multiple sensors together to check complex shapes, such as a knee prosthesis.

05/18/2021

Solartron Metrology is celebrating World Metrology Day 2021 and is very proud to be a part of it. The theme for World Metrology Day 2021 is Measurement for Health.

05/13/2021

Solartron's wide variety of sensors are perfect for checking precise and complex measurements, such as components on a bicycle.

04/27/2021

A good cup of coffee starts with a precisely measured coffee capsule and coffee beans. A coffee capsule manufacturer needed to check ten different points of a capsule, including thickness, height, and various diameters.

04/13/2021

Linear variable differential transformers (LVDTs) and other metrology tools have many applications in agriculture and play an important role in a wide range of functions that are critical to the various sectors in this industry.

04/06/2021

Critical dimensions in bicycle manufacturing can be small, awkward and difficult to measure with standard sensors, but Solartron can offer range of sensors to solve this problem.

03/16/2021

Solartron Metrology taking part in Ametek Virtual Trade Show. While the value of face-to-face interactions will never go away, this year AMETEK is embracing the opportunity to inform and connect with engaging informative virtual experience.

03/11/2021

Linear variable differential transformers (LVDTs) and other metrology tools have many applications in civil engineering and play an important role in the construction, testing and maintenance of buildings and structures.

02/09/2021

Portable alloy wheel smart-fix systems are making the repair of alloy wheels quick, straightforward and cost-efficient, and at the heart of this innovative automotive machinery is linear variable displacement transducer (LVDT) technology.

01/20/2021

Gauge probe technology is a vital component of the automotive manufacturing process. It’s integral to the delivery of a higher standard of parts, better-performing products, greater safety and stronger brand reputations.

01/13/2021

Take a look at the Solartron Metrology - UK YouTube Channel!

12/17/2020

It is impossible to present an overview of 2020 without mention of Covid-19. The coronavirus pandemic has defined our year, as it has for every business in every industry. Its impact has been extraordinary.

12/04/2020

With a rugged build, hundreds of configurations, and high resolution, Solartron sensors are excellent for monitoring cracks and movements of dams, bridges, and other infrastructures.

11/23/2020

Solartron specialty sensors such as Block Gauges provide the ability to check awkward dimensions accurately, with high repeatability, and with a lower cost than non contact offerings.

11/10/2020

To help you select the right displacement sensor, we have put together this brief guide to displacement sensors.

11/03/2020

Take a look at Solartron Metrology's most versatile Sensors. With dozens of different configurations, Solartron Block Gauges can be used bores, cavities, and other awkward dimensions that normal LVDT probes cannot.

10/15/2020

There is a wide range of LVDT sensors available to product manufacturers. Different sensors are suited to different applications and conditions, and selecting the right technology is critical.

10/01/2020

A linear variable differential transformer, or LVDT, is a common metrology tool that plays an intrinsic role in manufacturing processes across the industry spectrum.

09/15/2020

The failure to properly calibrate metrology tools and verify tool data, and receive actual values, can have an adverse effect on product reliability and quality.

08/27/2020

Measurement repeatability is the most important parameter of any measurement process. Without good repeatability from the measuring system the collected data is of no value.

08/06/2020

Solartron Metrology’s Orbit® Measurement Network can network up to 200 sensors to form a measurement, positioning and control system for numerous applications.

05/15/2020

The business benefits of customized metrology solutions are becoming increasingly clear and more and more manufacturers are making the decision to use bespoke measurement systems.

04/15/2020

A linear variable differential transformer (LVDT) sensor is a commonly used metrology tool.

03/17/2020

The three space-saving Digital Short Probes offer customers across the industry spectrum greater flexibility and adaptability, while delivering the same performance as standard-size digital probes.

02/27/2020

Having the right metrology solution is critical, but choosing the right one can often be challenging. Measurement system demands can vary significantly and off-the-shelf metrology solutions often don’t meet requirements.

02/04/2020

To help you make the right decision and have the precision sensor measurement system in place that optimises your processes and delivers the performance you want, you should start by answering the following questions:

01/22/2020

What do you do when a standard metrology solution doesn’t meet your requirements. You ask for a customized metrology solution. But isn’t this complicated and expensive? No. It is straightforward and affordable.

01/10/2020

Users of the Solartron Orbit® Measurement Network can now add air gauging measurement functionality to their system with the launch of new Solartron Air Gauge Interface Module.

12/16/2019

As 2019 draws to an end, the whole team at Solartron would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

12/10/2019

Solartron GCS is designed specifically as a complete probe and read-out solution for users that don’t require larger gauging systems but still need to achieve a high level of accuracy and reliability in their processes and quality control.

06/17/2019

For manufacturers whose products feature bearings, measuring their dimensions to a high degree of precision is a crucial part of the manufacturing process and is critical to product quality.

05/09/2019

Solartron Metrology’s focus on maintaining and improving the standard of our machinery and manufacturing processes helps to ensure that every single transducer and gauging probe that we manufacture and supply to our customers is of the highest quality.

04/25/2019

Intricate geometric aspects, such as grooves that are inside bores or cavities, are a common design feature of pistons and other engine components, and it is critical that the dimensions of these aspects are precisely checked on a manufacturing line.

04/01/2019

Precisely measuring the height of a needle or a sharp edge is is often critical to product quality and function.

03/12/2019

Gauging sensors are a price-effective and cost-saving investment for manufacturing across multiple industries.

02/26/2019

To help you find the answers to your metrology and quality assurance-related questions, we have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions about metrology.

01/23/2019

Gauging sensors are a price-effective and cost-saving investment for manufacturing across multiple industries.

12/12/2018

Designed for oily and wet gauging applications, the new IP 68 sealed probes from Solartron Metrology are sealed at all points of ingress and offer improved sealing compared with IP 67 or IP 65 sensors.

09/05/2017

New web based catalog provides easy-to-use functions to allow the user to quickly navigate to a specific product or to browse through like a book. It is supported by Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome. Also works on Mobile Devices!

05/21/2014

Latest packaging solution farther reduces company's carbon footprint

01/17/2013

Precision Linear Variable Displacement Sensors Will Be Used on 1,000-Mph Car

02/26/2010

Solartron Metrology’s new high speed Orbit3 networking system is a fast and simple way to network industrial sensors of all types, including dimensional and position measuring transducers. It builds on the globally successful Orbit2 system,