Tester Measures Camshafts with Gears
An upgraded camshaft measuring machine that is designed with a wide diameter offset follower to accommodate larger diameter cams with built-in gears is being introduced by Adcole Corporation of Marlborough, Massachusetts. The Adcole Model 911 Camshaft Gage is suitable for measuring camshafts up to 90" long and has an offset follower with 6.1" travel to accommodate larger diameters with built-in gears. Featuring an air-actuated open-close of the tailstock, with a video monitor to assure the center hole is lined up and engaged, this camshaft measuring machine has a ball bearing spindle with run-out under 0.2 µm and a footswitch operated tailstock restraint.
Automatically measuring 360 degrees around the part, including all cam lobes, reference journals, timing features, and keyways, the Adcole Model 911 Camshaft Gage is capable of the submicron detection of material buildup or other form irregularities. This cam tester has become the world standard for milling and grinding machine tool users to make certain there is product conformance among suppliers and OEMs, claims the firm.
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