A new high-speed, in-line, automatic crankshaft measurement gage for production environments that provides sub-micron accuracy has been introduced by Adcole Corp. The Adcole Model 1300 High-Speed Crankshaft Gage features a powered tail-stock and part driver to permit fully automatic loading. It can accommodate crankshafts up to 1.0 meters.According to the company’s press release, the gage is capable of measuring diameters, roundness, cylindricity, timing angle and stroke with sub-micron accuracy. The in-line gage utilizes individual followers for the rod and main journals and can achieve less than one-minute cycle times.
Designed for operating two or three shifts per day, the crankshaft has a granite surface and incorporates the latest technology in controls, air bearings and optical linear scales for end-of-line accuracy. Utilizing a touch-screen and Windows XP user interface, specific programs are offered to provide routines that can measure, calculate and output printed as well as plotted results. The Adcole Model 1300 High-Speed Crankshaft Gage is priced from $495,000, depending on configuration. Literature is available upon request.