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Measurement Tool Spotlight: Laser Shaft Alignment Systems

Proper shaft alignment is essential to the operating efficiency of rotating machinery. Correctly aligned shafts ensure smooth, even power transmission from the motor to the driven components. Though there is a variety of shaft alignment tools and methods to choose from, including straightedge or feeler gauges, dial indicators, and optics – today’s laser shaft alignment […]

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Laser Tracker Tech Talk – from the Expert’s Desk

Written by Hubert Meagher, OASIS Director of Metrology Services, this post recently appeared on the Talking Points 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 this innovative laser […]

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Customers Benefit from OASIS Commitment to Using Highest Quality Instruments

Our customers, whether they are pulp and paper manufacturers, corrugators, converters, aerospace component manufacturers or the power generation industry, all rely on one very important service from us – highly accurate, quality, precision measurement. Because of this, it is critical that the metrology instruments used by OASIS engineers and field service technicians are of the […]

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Measurement Tool Spotlight: Portable Measuring Arms

With close to 35 years in the field of industrial precision measurement and alignment, the engineering team at OASIS has worked with, tested, researched, and owned almost every precision measurement instrument available – from machinist levels, pi tapes and trammels to optical alignment tooling and 3D metrology instruments such as laser trackers and portable measuring […]

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Instrument Calibration Ensures Quality Measurements

In a previous post, Repeatability in Measurement – Why is it Important?, we touched on the importance of calibrating precision measurement instruments. In this post we delve deeper into instrument calibration and why regularly calibrating measurement tooling is critical to accuracy, repeatability and traceability. The Importance of Instrument Calibration According to the International System of Units […]

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Laser Tracker Terms Defined

One of the most buzzed about innovations in the field of precision measurement is the laser tracker. In a previous post Why Laser Trackers for 3D Precision Measurement?, we provide an overview of the many reasons why laser trackers continue to be the talk of the metrology world. As is often the case though, with […]

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Optical Alignment Terms Defined

In our last post, Paper Machine Applications Where Laser Trackers Excel, we provided areas within a paper machine that can benefit from the use of a laser tracker. We also noted however, that for most areas of a paper machine, the use of traditional optical alignment tooling continues to be the best choice for gathering […]

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Why Laser Trackers for 3D Precision Measurement?

Everyone seems to be talking about laser trackers in the precision measurement industry – and there are many good reasons why. Laser trackers are extremely appealing metrology instruments for numerous reasons including size, portability, repeatability and accuracy. Add to that the ability to capture large volumes of  3-dimensional coordinate data quickly and in real-time, well […]

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The Versatility of Modern Metrology Devices

It is often a preconceived notion that precision is the defining strength of a measurement device.  While it is true that many applications require extreme precision and accuracy, other applications can simply benefit from the versatility of such devices. Laser trackers are portable coordinate measurement devices where in most applications their precision is called upon […]

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