Surface Inspection Gauge for the shop floor
4D InSpec® increases yield 20-40% in machine shops and rework centers.
20%-40% improvements in yield are typical reported figures from 4D InSpec purchasers.
By measuring a part’s nominal defect features right up to the line of the specification, customers find that they are able to pass more parts, and rework many parts that a fingernail test, comparator, or pocket stylus would have failed.
Handheld, instant 3D measurements
The 4D InSpec surface gauge is the first handheld, precision instrument for non-contact surface defect measurement. With micrometer-level (<2 thou) resolution, portability, affordability and ease-of-use, 4D InSpec puts high resolution 3D surface measurement where it’s needed: on the factory floor, in machine shops, and in field service applications.
Even with this surface gauge being precise and capable of extensive analysis, it’s incredibly easy to use. Non-experts can take measurements with ease after just minutes of training.
4D InSpec instantly quantifies defects such as pits, scratches, nicks, dents and bumps. It measures features such as edge break, radii, rivet depth and dot peen depth, from 0.1 mils (2.5 micrometers) to 100 mils (2540 micrometers) deep. 4D InSpec is far more repeatable and accurate than visual comparison techniques typically used for surface defect measurements. And unlike high-end metrology systems, it is rugged, flexible and affordable, to measure a wide range of part geometries in the most challenging environments.
“They are able to measure around a curved surface, they are able to measure in a divot, or measure many different areas of the engine we were not able to measure before accurately, you could just not do it. There was nothing out there that could do it.”
hundreds of Units installed
MRO Engine Support
Using the 4D InSpec
The 4D InSpec can be handheld to access tight corners or to sample large surfaces directly on components. An optional fold mirror accessory lets the system function like a borescope to access sidewall features without line of sight. One-button operation and immunity to movement make it easy to align and measure, while a rugged design and single cable tether withstand the rigors of daily use.
4D InSpec makes it fast and easy to obtain repeatable quality control data. An intuitive, touchscreen interface handles setup, operation, analysis and report generation. The 4D InSpec can also be mounted on a robotic manipulator for fully automated measurements of complex components.
The included software automatically bins defects in the measurement area, and 3D feature analysis calculates their height, volume, area, slopes and location. Imagine measuring an area of corrosion pits and knowing how many of them are deeper than your spec, in a single button click. The operator can choose from 2D traces or 3D plots to view defects in greater detail. The system supports easy data transfer to quality control systems via LAN, USB or WiFi for rapid, networked, pass-fail analysis.
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Available in two models
Field of view (standard): 0.3 x 0.3 in (7.7 x 7.7 mm)
Vertical resolution: 0.00016 in (4.0 µm)
Depth of focus: > 0.10 inches (2.5 mm)
4D InSpec XL
Field of view (XL): 0.6 x 0.6 inches (15 x 15 mm)
Vertical resolution: 0.00027 inches (7 µm)
Depth of focus: > 0.35 in (9 mm)
A complete 4D InSpec system includes the instrument, computer with HD 1080p touch-screen interface, single Ethernet cable tether, software, and benchtop stand. A full selection of accessories, including a portable workstation, and Li-ion rechargeable battery with up to 8 hours operational time, are also available to improve portability and productivity.
Set pass/fail spec
Flags in- or out-of-spec
Save critical parameters to database
Save every measurement
Optional edge break
Measure chamfer rounding and radius of curvature
Independent of skew and tilt
Repeatable and accurate
One second to measure
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