Dual-Axis Gauges: TLAser203™, TLAser222™, TLAser230™,
TLAser260™, and TLAser2120™

High-Speed Scanning, High-Accuracy

LaserLinc’s dual-axis scanning laser micrometers range from the compact TLAser203™, with its .00158˝ – 080˝ (40µm – 2mm) measurement range to the large and rugged TLAser2120™, which can measure parts up to 4.72" (120mm) at up to 8,000 scans per second.

Why Does My Application Need Dual-Axis Gauging?

For applications such as offline measurement of extruded tubing, or measurement of gage pins (also called go/no-go plug gages), quality or process engineers require more than one measurement; with a dual-axis gauge, you don’t have to rotate the product to take the second measurement—your dual-axis device can perform both measurements simultaneously.

With rectangular product, if both sides need to be measured, a dual-axis gauge is ideal because when you align an axis of the gauge to measure one side of the rectangular product, the other axis is automatically positioned and aligned to measure the other side, eliminating extra work and ensuring accurate width and thickness measurements.

With hexagonal product and a dual-axis gauge, it is possible to measure the flat-to-flat distance regardless of product orientation.

Once a defect reaches a certain size, a dual-axis gauge will find it regardless of orientation, even when it does not encircle the product. For defects that do encircle the product, the high-speed TLAser230, TLAser260, and TLAser2120 models are designed to identify defects that are half the length. In addition, a dual-axis gauge can detect whether product is out of round.

Whatever your application, LaserLinc has a dual-axis guage for you. The following paragraphs describe our gauges and their uses.

A note about names. The name of a LaserLinc micrometer indicates the number of scanning axes and the maximum measurement size, therefore a TLAser260 has two scanning axes and a 60mm maximum measurement size.

TLAser203

The ultra-compact TLAser203 micrometer provides exceptional accuracy and repeatability. The prism-based system, with a shorter optical path and fewer components, minimizes positional and linearity errors and is not affected by motor wobble.

Because of its small size, the TLAser203 is perfectly-suited to fiber-optic cable, fine wire, and micro-extrusion.

To achieve optimum accuracy, adjustable calibration fixtures enable positioning of calibration standards within the measurement area. Nitrogen-purge system and O-ring seals keep the micrometer's measurement windows and product path free of contaminants, even in harsh environments.

TLAser222

The TLAser222 is part of LaserLinc’s X22 family of 22 millimeter prism-based micrometers (along with the single-axis TLAser122 and TLAser122s). Like the TLAser203, the prism-based system ensures high accuracy and repeatability.

The TLAser222 is especially suited to measure drawn wire, flat wire (rolling mill), and general extrusion.

TLAser230™, TLAser260™, and TLAser2120

The TLAser230, TLAser260, and TLAser2120 laser micrometers share many characteristics, differing mainly in their size. They feature sturdy aluminum bodies with sealed metal covers for lasting performance in harsh industrial environments.

Using either the standard rate of 3,200 scans per second or the optional rate of 8,000 scans per second, the TLAser230, TLAser260, and TLAser2120 provide thorough product inspection at higher line speeds, and faster cycle times for piece-part measurements.

Sizes measureable with the TLAser230, TLAser260, and TLAser2120:

TLAser230: 007˝ (.17mm) to 1.18” (30mm);

TLAser260: .016˝ (.4mm) to 2.36” (60mm);

TLAser2120 .028˝ (.7mm) to 4.72” (120mm)

The TLAser230, TLAser260, and TLAser2120 are especially suited for measurement of high speed extrusion, re-spooling for incoming inspection, and lump and neckdown detection.

Fitting Your Needs

LaserLinc's dual-axis gauges are idea for:

Checking for out-of-round product;

Defects that do not necessarily encircle the product;

When one measurement isn't enough;

Products that are rectangular or hexagonal.

Options include easy-mount air purge, roller guides, calibration fixtures, and convenient stands for easy mounting. And for optimal inspection of your products, add the Profile Vu oscillating micrometer fixture. The Profile Vue can mount one or two LaserLinc laser micrometers for measuring product up to 60 millimeters in size.

Control Systems Interface

If your process is regulated by a PLC or other process control system, LaserLinc’s SmartLinc™ processor offers a simple and affordable data-only interface to integrate LaserLinc’s laser micrometers into your system. The processor communicates via EtherNet/IP or as ASCII data over an Ethernet or serial connection to the PLC. A single unit provides a communications link for one, two, or three of LaserLinc’s micrometers.

Please go here for more information about our SmartLinc processor.

Brochures

Click here for a TLAser203 micrometer brochure.

Click here for the LaserLinc dual-axis micrometer brochure (including TLAser203, TLAser222, TLAser230, TLAser260, and TLAser2120).

A note about model numbers. The name of a LaserLinc micrometer indicates the number of scanning axes and the maximum measurement size, therefore a TLAser222 has two scanning axes and a 22mm gate size.

LaserLinc’s laser and ultrasonic measurement systems are certified to North American safety standards including UL, ANSI, CSA, ASTM, and NFPA.