Measuring Tube and Pipe the Easy Way with VTube-LASER Connection to these measuring centers:
HEXAGON Absolute Arms
Kreon Scan Arms
Revware MicroScribe Arms
Starting in 2010, Advanced Tubular raised the bar for tube measuring by using decades of experience to create measuring center software that is unlike anything you've ever seen before.
Because VTube-LASER uses laser scanning technology, we were able to take advantage of the strengths of collecting huge point clouds of surface data.
VTube-LASER Space Objects – This is the major addition to VTube. It allows for measuring planes and holes in a tube shape.
VTube-LASER Shallow Bend Logic – This new logic allows VTube-LASER to find the center of shallow bends more accurately.
VTube-LASER Laser Cut Planes and Leapfrog – This logic allows users to use the laser scanner for all operations. There is no more need to use the ball probe.
VTube-STEP Improved Import Accuracy – This logic improved the accuracy of model imports significantly.
Other New Additions
VTube-LASER has added CSM M3 Bender Corrections
VTube now automatically keeps up to 50 backups of the global configuration file.
VTube has many new report tokens added that allow for more reports – like a Laservision report.
VTube-LASER point cloud handling has changed to allow 100,000s of points rather than the old 20,000 points.
VTube now draws an offset plane model in Cut Planes when the offset is not equal to zero.
VTube can create Cut Planes from Plane Space Objects.
VTube now shows Unicode characters properly in reports. (This allows for Asian language characters in VTube reports.)
VTube now shows real-time bend angle feedback in the DRO (Digital Readout). As you measure through a part, it will always show the latest bend angle measured.
VTube-LASER v3 Full Assembly Alignment Control
Demo of VTube-LASER Measuring from 2mm to 450mm Tube and Pipe
Measuring a Part with 180-Degree Bends using VTube-LASER v2.9.20
Using VTube-LASER to Correct an SMT Remanfactured VB300 Bender
Major Inventions that Make VTube-LASER Unique
Invented in 2021
VTube END SCAN FLIER FILTER
This new invention was released on June 22, 2021. It is a powerful filter that removes flier points from end scans automatically in order to ensure that the end scans are rock solid.
With the new filter comes an End Scan Quality window that indicates how well the end scan performed - and whether VTube accepts or rejects the end scan.
The Flier Filter is designed to look for END WALLS and separate them from points in the cloud that do not make good end-wall points.
Testimonial from a VTube-LASER Operator
"The end flier filter add-on to the software in my opinion is a real game-changer at least with the type of tubing we use. I think it is impossible or seems to be anyways to get a bad reading on the end lengths with that enabled. I had made some solid end caps to measure endpoints before the update because I wasn’t that confident in the reading I was getting without them.
Since the update, I no longer use the caps and when measuring a tube I feel 1000% confident that the endpoints will be correct. Like I said it’s a game-changer especially as far as thin wall tubing is concerned. Thanks again for all you do!"
Invented in 2020
VTube BEND PROFILE RINGS
Even though VTube-LASER can calculate and qualify the centerline radius - it isn't usually what customers need to qualify. Rather, the location of the bend profile walls in space relative to the nominal bend profile walls is very important - and needs to be qualified in some applications.
We refer to this space as the "Bend Profile Envelope." Bend profile envelopes are represented in VTube-LASER as simple bend profile RINGS - each with 4 points that surround the center of each bend. Then it becomes simple to compare four points extracted from the scanned data with the 4 nominal points in the bend profile ring.
This feature is packed with power: VTube-LASER allows you to scan inside the bend, inside and outside, and inside/outside/top/bottom. If you scan just the inside, then that is the part of the ring that is compared. It calculates the location of the outer most point in the ring, the bend radius, the in-plane change (for flattening), and the perpendicular plane change for Ovality% and OOR% (your choice). We include every useful attribute for qualification of a bend profile.