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How to Obtain Repeatable Measurements in Extreme Conditions

Written by Li Guan, OASIS Metrology Engineer, this post first appeared on the Accelerate! Blog published by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. In future posts, we will provide additional technical information on the capabilities of our AT960 laser trackers and also delve deeper into the benefits to our customers of our using these innovative laser trackers for gathering […]

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mining conveyor

Using Laser Trackers to Correct Conveyor System Misalignment Reduces Costly Downtime

Having a reliable and long-lasting conveyor system is key to a mining operation. However, alignment of conveyors is often overlooked and the reliability of these conveyors is undermined. Common conveyor issues caused by misalignment include belt failure and premature pulley wrapping and/or pulley bearing failure. Any of these problems will cause the extremely costly halt […]

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Ball Mill

Mining Industry Benefits from 3D Metrology Services

Mining operations are challenging environments for most in the precision measurement field. The older, more traditional mechanical methods are limited in the volume that they can cover and depend heavily upon the skill level of the operator.  Innovative and portable 3D metrology solutions such as laser trackers, make the inspection and alignment of mining equipment […]

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OASIS Extruder Alignment Tool Kit

Extruder Barrel Alignment is Essential to Plastics Extrusion Process

Proper alignment of your production machinery is a critical factor in maintaining optimum equipment performance and manufacturing the highest quality product. The plastics extrusion process is no exception. As plastics manufacturers increase the demand on extruders for faster speeds and better quality, it is more important than ever to properly maintain the components that make […]

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Cascades tissue machine

3D Metrology Services Reduces Downtime after Roll Crash – Part 2

In our last post, Cascades Tissue Group had the challenge of an emergency roll repair. Learn how the 3D Metrology Services from OASIS reduced their downtime. Dimensional Metrology Services Needed: OASIS  Called In Daniel Paradis, Paper Machine Specialist from Cascades Tissue Group in Candiac, QC, Canada, contacted the OASIS Canadian Service Center in Montreal for help. Having worked with OASIS on […]

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Laser Trackers are portable, 3-dimensional metrology tools that are used for collecting large volumes of 3D measurements quickly, accurately and in real-time.

3D Metrology Services Reduces Downtime after Roll Crash – Part 1

“The 3D Metrology Services from OASIS saved us weeks in downtime and thousands of dollars in lost productivity. Their fast response, plus their ability to quickly and accurately inspect the damaged breast roll was beyond what we could have hoped for. I highly recommend their services.” -Daniel Paradis, Paper Machine Specialist, Cascades, Inc. The Challenge: […]

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Machine Alignment Increases Paperboard Mill Performance

A large paperboard mill in Ontario, Canada was having issues with baggy edges, wrinkles and lateral tracking problems (in cross-machine direction), particularly in the board machine’s coater area. These problems regularly caused sheet breaks 2 or 3 times a week, every time resulting into stopping the production for 2-4 hours. With each down hour costing between five […]

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