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Wireless Gaging Technology

Taking measurements on the shop floor and transmitting them wirelessly speeds up the quality assurance process. Mahr offers wireless measuring devices for the networked factory of the future. MarCom software enables fast and easy setup of measuring stations with wireless data transfer to the PC.

Measuring with digital MarCal calipers and MarCator indicators from Mahr is simple and efficient. These gages come equipped with "Integrated Wireless" transmission capability that significantly increases speed and flexibility for the user. For example, when measuring on the machine or on larger workpieces, there is no need to run troublesome cables. This speed set up and provides more efficient data processing, especially for quality control in production or incoming goods.

Data transmission via radio also simplifies the recording and documenting process, especially in the networked factory of Industry 4.0. By using a button on the instrument, on the keyboard, timer, remote control or foot switch, the acquired data is sent from the gage to the radio receiver. This is in turn connected with the data acquisition software. The i-stick radio receiver plugs into the USB port of the computer. Each i-stick can receive data from up to 8 gages using "Integrated Wireless". For those measuring instruments that do not have an "Integrated Wireless" interface, Mahr can add an external transmission module.

In conjunction with the hardware, Mahr offers MarCom Professional 5.0 software that enables fast and easy setup of measuring stations with wireless data transfer to the PC. Acquired measurement data can be stored in existing MS-Excel templates, as text files, or SPC software. The MarCom cell control is highly flexible. Measured values from connected devices can be automatically transferred into separate Excel columns, tables, or files ensuring the reliability of measurement data documentation. At the same time, the MarCom software ensures that readings can be passed on through an integrated virtual interface box to an SPC / CAQ software such as Q-DAS or Babtec.