API Adds Brunson’s KinAiry System to Laser Tracker Certification Arsenal

Newport News, VA – 25 May 2017

Automated Precision- Services Division is proud to announce the addition of the Brunson KinAiry system to our laser tracker certification arsenal. The KinAiry field testing solution allows us to conduct a test of the tracker’s performance in under half an hour. The included software records all measurements, and chart dynamically calculated maximum permissible errors so we can create non-proprietary (CSV) files for the test data.

With this system, API can generate a report for the customer, either in the Services office or at the customer’s site, in a format that provides a direct comparison to the manufacturers MPE’s (provided to Brunson by each manufacturer). Since the KinAiry is equipment agnostic, this allows us to use the system to certify trackers produced by any of the major metrology equipment manufacturers, such as API, Faro, and Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. The test procedure itself is derived from NIST’s Interim Field Test Procedure IR-8106, which adds another layer of credibility to the certification process. This is just another step in API’s goal of complete customer satisfaction.

About Automated Precision Inc. (API) Service Division

For over 28 years, Automated Precision Inc. (API) has used advanced metrology to develop customized solutions for the world’s leading companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Voith Hydro, Duke Energy, Ford and many others. API offers a unique mix of innovative engineering capabilities, superior product quality and outstanding customer service to help improve your business and bottom line.  API’s award winning products (Radian Laser Tracker, Omnitrac2 Laser Tracker, XD Laser, Swivel Check, Active Target, Spindle Analyzer, Ball Bar and SMRs) are manufactured in the United States and are used by many of the world’s leading automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, machine tool, and energy companies.

In 2008, API launched its highly successful Global Services Division.  API Services specializes in three-dimensional measurements and high-value metrology solutions. API Services is home to some of the world’s leading three-dimensional metrology technical experts, with many certified by the Coordinate Metrology Society.  With over 200 years of combined metrology experience, our measurement specialists are the authority on the latest three-dimensional measurement systems such as laser trackers, digital photogrammetry, 3D laser scanning systems and other integrated systems.  Our core personnel come from the same industries we serve: aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and energy.  The machine tool calibration team is world-class, offering the latest machine compensation methods, including volumetric solutions.  Supporting our technical experts are API’s Engineering Team with 25 people having multiple Ph.D., Master’s and Bachelor Degrees.

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