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3D Surface Metrology System Designed for Automotive Powertrain Component Manufacturing

Zygo Corporation has partnered with Adcole Corporation, Marlboro, MA, to provide advanced measurement and inspection technology for automotive camshafts and crankshafts.

The latest Adcole system -- the Model 1000 Z -- incorporates ZYGO's optical sensor technology for precise and quantitative 3D metrology of precision machined surfaces, without contact at high speed, for optimal process control.

The Adcole surface finish inspection machine delivers expanded metrology capabilities, higher precision, and improved system performance. Based on ZYGO's proprietary optical scanning and profiling technology, the new system enables non-contact and 3D measurement of surface roughness, waviness, and other features of precision-machined surfaces on camshafts and crankshafts, with superior accuracy and repeatability in machining environments.

"We are pleased that Adcole selected our technology to integrate into its next-generation system, which will deliver unique capabilities and performance not available in the market today," remarked Michael Schmidt, Market Development Manager for ZYGO.

"With the need for higher efficiency engines and drivetrains, automotive components require surfaces to be machined and controlled to tighter tolerances in the foreseeable future. We are confident that our advanced optical technology and metrology sensors, combined with our partnership with Adcole, will allow us to continue to lead the industry and deliver precise and innovative metrology solutions."

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