Laser diameter gauges have already been in use in long products rolling mills for more than 40 years. In the current issue of Millennium Steel we show how stationary and mobile laser gauges can help not only in quality checking, but also in optimizing production.
The current issue of Railway News eMagazine reports on the latest development from Hexagon | NEXTSENSE: an automated, permanently installated on-track wheelset measurement system for the rail industry.
The research team of "rt-proved." has awarded NEXTSENSE as an above-average employer. An award the company is very pleased about, because rt-proved is the scientifically based benchmarking system for companies that see their employees as a valuable success factor.
With its innovative CALIPRI technology, NEXTSENSE has become the worldleader in mobile profile measurement. The new issue of RAILWAY NEWS EMAGAZINE reports on how metros in China are benefitting from this technology.
NEXTSENSE, the optical measurement technology specialist from Graz (AT), is attracting a lot of major contracts from rail mills globally because of investments in infrastructure through the global expansion of rail Networks.
For the seventh time, a jury of independent experts has selected the ten top inVISION innovations of the year. The basis for the decision was both the degree of innovation of the products and the possibility of pushing previous technical boundaries. The Calipri CB20 has shown itself to be particularly ground-breaking and innovative and has been awarded for this.
5 years ago the first Calipri system was put into use at Audi Györ. A time when the automotive industry had to face some challenges. It was an informative conversation in which the expert for inline measurement technology told us a lot about why Audi Györ decided to use a Calipri system at that time, the role of gap and flush measurement at Audi and the challenges it presents.
About a year ago the ATON Wire was introduced as the cost-saving diameter and ovality gauge for wires, rods and tubes. By adding ATON Rod to the product portfolio, Nextsense now offers a measurement gauge for round cross-sections of up to 60mm and measurement parameters especially relevant for rolling mills producing wires, rods, bars and tubes.
The successful Graz-based specialist for optical sensor technology is expanding its management team. With immediate effect, the two long-time employees Renate Grabler-Gußmagg and Harald Hopfgartner will support the co-founder Clemens Gasser in the management team.
Trained wagon masters at IGE check numerous train wagons every day for safety, giving special attention to the wheels. Until recently the rail transport company used mechanical calipers for the measurements coping with all the disadvantages that come with the use of such outdated instruments. By switching to digital measurement devices IGE has made the everyday work of their wagon masters a lot easier.
Rising quality demands for rails and the need for better documentation of product quality made voestalpine Schiene GmbH look for automated inspection systems. Since there were no systems that fulfilled the requirements, they turned to science back in 2001. Today, the rolling mill for long rails benefits from the high-precise surface inspection and flatness measurement systems developed by Joanneum Research spin-off and long-term partner Nextsense.
Continuous monitoring of rolling and drawing mill production has become a critical factor in the steel industry. To keep costs for quality control at bay measurement expert NEXTSENSE developed an affordable profile measurement system ATON Wire - applicable for long products with round cross-section, like wires, bars and tubes.
Exactly uniform body gaps and zero tolerance for door misalignment are two typical features of high-quality vehicles. Especially in early phases of vehicle development evaluating critical parameters remains a challenge. Highly-accurate measurement devices can help to save time and money.
For the first time, a gap measurement device cleverly combines the advantages of a flexible handheld measurement device with those of an automated measuring system. The latest development from Nextsense is an easy-to-use and location-independent handheld measurement device that is optimized for continuous operation directly in the line and represents a cost-effective alternative to fully automated stationary solutions.
NEXTSENSE presents a new module for its multifunctional CALIPRI profile measuring device at InnoTrans 2018. Besides track geometry cars, the Calipri "Rail Geometry" module is a portable system for checking the geometric parameters of a track layout in a simple manner.
We kindly invite you to join us at AUTOMATICA 2018! We will be exhibiting at the leading trade fair for automation in Munich for the first time ever. See us at booth #338 in hall A4 from June 19th to 22nd, 2018.
The Chinese Pangang Group will in the future rely on the OSIRIS HOT measuring system from NEXTSENSE. The Graz-based specialist in optical measurement technology will support China’s second largest steel producer in the rail manufacturing sector using its system for profile measurement and surface inspection in order to further expand its quality advantage on the Chinese market.
The market leader in the field of mobile optical profile measurement is offering a new add-on for its CALIPRI measurement devices. The practical "equivalent conicity" software module automatically evaluates the operating behavior of rail vehicles and therefore assists operators of freight wagons with introducing promising brake pads made of composite material. NEXTSENSE is therefore taking an important step towards achieving national noise reduction objectives.
Passing the €10 million barrier as early as the third quarter and winning the Fast Forward Award for the second time – NEXTSENSE reports economic successes for its 10th anniversary and has once again been given an award by the Styrian Business Promotion Agency (SFG).
NEXTSENSE, an Austrian specialist known for its contactless measurement technology, will present its digital and cost-effective handheld measurement device CALIPRI Prime at this year´s transport logistic.
NEXTSENSE GmbH mourns the death of managing director Franz Schiep, who passed away on Christmas Eve 2016 at the age of 60 after a serious illness. Clemens Gasser, managing director of NEXTSENSE GmbH and colleague of Franz Schiep for many years...
Harald Hopfgartner has been appointed sales & marketing director for NEXTSENSE, the Austrian specialist for optical sensor technologies. He is succeeding Franz Schiep, who has retired after the successful establishment of an international sales network.
ASI DATAMYTE, Inc., the leader in global quality management solutions, announces today a multinational partnership with NEXTSENSE GmbH, the leader in the production of laser-based profile measurement solutions for manufacturers, worldwide.
The Austrian specialist for optical sensor technologies NEXTSENSE GmbH strengthens its strengths: The company – well known for being an innovative trendsetter – expands its R&D activities considerably.
For the first time, the profile of rolled materials can be measured quickly and accurately to a tenth of a millimetre anywhere in the rolling mill, which makes it even easier to configure the optimum rolling stand set-up.
An innovative method for the quality inspection of hot surfaces is used on an industrial level for the first time: A major Turkish steel producer is optimizing the production of high speed-compatible rails with the method that has been developed in Austria.
Multitasking saves time and money – that's confirmed by a contact-free profile measurement device of the Austrian innovation incubator NextSense GmbH. Thanks to a non-contact measurement process, CALIPRI delivers high-precision and reproducible measurement results for a wide range of profiles.
Precise measuring instead of calculating an approximation – facilitated by an innovative technology for the optical measurement of gaps and fold edges. The CALIPRI profile measurement device developed by the Austrian company NextSense uses no less than three laser lines for the scanning of profiles.
NextSense GmbH, the innovative provider of optical sensor technology, will present the non-contact measurement device CALIPRI for the accurate recording and quick analysis of rail and switch profiles at the IAF 2013 exhibition in Münster (hall 1, booth 101). “CALIPRI meets the requirements of the rail industry for cost-reducing measurement solutions without time-consuming post-processing of results,” said Christoph Böhm, Marketing Manager at NextSense.
NextSense GmbH, the innovative provider of optical sensor technology, will present the CALIPRI called non-contact multi-platform method for the quick recording and flexible analysis of gap contours at the CONTROL 2013 trade fair in Stuttgart (hall 5, booth 5401).
At InnoTrans 2012, NEXTSENSE Mess- und Prüfsysteme GmbH, manufacturer of non-contact profile measurement devices for the rail and automotive sector, will introduce its convenient measurement device for confined spaces for the first time.
On 06/28/2012 NextSense officially opened their new office building for families, customers and business partners from politics and economy. The visitors were able to get an idea of the internationally successful test and measurement systems manufacturer.
The NextSense Mess- und Prüfsysteme GmbH http://www.nextsense.at will be unveiling its latest development, the wheel diameter module for the Calipri high-tech measuring device, for the first time at the Innotrans 2010 railroad technology trade show to be held in Berlin in September.
At Control 2010, NEXTSENSE Mess- und Prüfsysteme GmbH http://www.nextsense.at, will present the latest version of its high-tech Calipri measurement device as a universal inspection device for geometry measurement tasks.
After an intensive and highly probing test procedure, NextSense (http://www.nextsense.at) has received accreditation for wheel set maintenance at the Deutsche Bahn (DB) for their top-quality product, the Calipri Wheel.
At Control 2008, NEXTSENSE Mess- und Prüfsysteme GmbH introduces the new Calipri high-tech measurement device for the first time – an optoelectronic handheld measurement device for quick, non-contact geometry measurements on almost any body profile.
Wheels and brake disks of rail-mounted vehicles are wearing parts. Similarly as with motor-car tires the constant loads between wheel and rail cause a material removal and/or a material deformation at the wheel.