Software And Modules Ease Measurement And Qualification Chores

Mahr’s MarWin Millimar Cockpit Software and Millimar N 1700 Modules, an interactive MarWin-based gaging software and modular-based gaging system, allow users to configure and implement simple to complex gaging solutions quickly and cost effectively. The system is designed to meet the ID, OD, length and simulated form measurement needs of today's manufacturing environment where speed to implementation, long- or short-runs or quick changeovers are becoming the industry standard. Both offerings provide the features of a dedicated bench or gaging computer system in a flexible and versatile set of tools that are combined to provide speed and accuracy for a custom or dedicated gaging solution.


Differing from expensive hardware-based gaging packages or powerful gaging/SPC/controller computer-based solutions, the software is already set up and configured by on-screen measurement icons. As a result, users are not required to have specialized programming knowledge. The various input modules are stackable plug-and-play devices which are immediately recognized and implemented.


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Millimar gaging modules also allow multi-gage measuring devices to be designed and assembled for the widest possible range of applications. Modules are available for high-performance LVDT and/or air applications along with I/O modules for basic controlling functions set through the Cockpit Software. A USB module ties all the modules back to the computer's USB port with a simple one-wire connection. Since they are stackable, they can easily be purchased for one application and reconfigured in the future for other applications. 


The systems are robust enough to withstand demanding shop-floor environments and offer many economic benefits. Customers save on the initial investment since only the appropriate amount of gaging is purchased, and there is manufacturing flexibility because modules used in the gage can be reconfigured for a different type of workpiece. The user-configurable Cockpit software reduces development and implementation and can provide a different display readout according to the measuring task. Also, MarWin Cockpit software is offered as a stand-alone platform to complement an existing gage solution or can be paired with Mahr's C 1700 PC, a 10" touchscreen display that allows users to view the gaging results from their measuring station. For more info, visit Mahr Inc.