AMETEK, Inc. has acquired Navitar, a provider of advanced optical components and solutions for high-precision applications headquartered in Rochester, New York. Navitar designs, develops, and manufactures customized, fully integrated optical imaging systems, cameras, components, and software. Its optical solutions serve applications in high-growth end markets including medical and life sciences, machine vision and robotics, and industrial automation.
American Industrial will not repair a camera if it cannot fully test it. According to the company’s lead engineer, the first thing it does with any camera is OEM documentation, OEM software, OEM cabling, any connection modules, or anything needed to fully functionally test that unit. American Industrial will test every aspect of it including the I/O.
A global beverage manufacturer needed to inspect the pressure of cans to improve quality management and decrease short downtimes during the filling process because of, for example, faulty curvatures of a can’s surface. To eliminate these down times, optimize the process, and increase can production, the manufacturer looked to develop an application to inspect can pressure. The challenge the manufacturer faced was to inspect cans' pressure directly on a conveyor belt at maximum speed using 3D scanning.