Advanced process control and real-time data processing capabilities are more important than ever in today’s manufacturing environments. k-Space has provided customized metrology solutions to do just that for a variety of industries. Most manufacturing lines and company IT infrastructures are different, with no one solution that applies for all. That is why we offer custom solutions for industrial applications. We consult with you, discuss your problems, and develop solutions to help you achieve your goals.
We will work with you to understand your needs for improving your process and engineer a solution with the right technology for accurate, high resolution, reliable measurements, and the feedback for the process control you need.
- We use non-contact, non-intrusive measurement techniques that are based on the most up-to-date optical technology.
- We incorporate multiple measurement sources, such as white light, filtered light, LEDs, and lasers.
- We combine the right measurement source with the right detector, such as area and line scan cameras, optical micrometers, photodetectors, CMOS position-sensitive detectors, and spectrometers.
k-Space works alongside the customer to ensure seamless integration with existing production processes. Metrology integration is one of the things that our clients appreciate most. Our capabilities include, but are not limited to, real-time data acquisition and analysis, SQL database generation and integration, go/no go determination with alarm status, PLC communication, light tower integration, bar code reading capabilities, photoeye and encoder triggering.
We have designed and customized tools for both clean-room and dusty production environments, adapting our tools and user interface as necessary to accommodate the industrial conditions.
Often, k-Space is asked if we can integrate a metrology solution into an existing manufacturing environment. The answer is yes! Typically, this requires k-Space engineers to conduct one or more on-site visits to clearly define the requirements and limitations of the integrated system. In some cases, this can be done via telephone or video conferencing. Whether a system is built from scratch or integrated into existing manufacturing technology, k-Space always warranties its tools and provides unparalleled technical support. We perform installation and training for every tool, and we provide complete documentation (user manual, electrical and mechanical schematics, etc.).
We are also often asked if we can take a customer’s in-house system that is partially working and make it more robust or provide the necessary systems integration. The answer to this is also yes! In-house systems can you get you part way to where you want to be, but with a lack of valuable resources and engineers’ time, companies don’t always achieve exactly what they need. We can bridge that gap for you making the system that you need to achieve the results you want.
With over 25 years of expertise, multiple patents, and a strong team of software engineers, physicists, and product development engineers, we are industry leaders in custom industrial metrology solutions. Bring your measurement challenge to us and we will help you engineer a custom metrology solution that is accurate, repeatable, and reliable.