As of January 1st 2019 Etalon will operate within Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. “By joining Hexagon, Etalon gains the scale to strengthen and expand its position in equipment calibration. Moreover, the acquisition is a natural extension of Hexagon’s data-driven smart factory
BorWin gamma is an offshore converter platform of the transmission grid operator TenneT, which will serve as a converter station for high-voltage direct current transmission. The BorWin3 grid connection, to which the BorWin gamma platform belongs, will be able to transmit
CCAT-prime will be a 6-meter diameter telescope designed to operate at sub-millimeter to millimeter wavelengths, located at an exceptional site at 5600 meters on Cerro Chajnantor in Chile. Etalon is proud to announce that we have been contracted to build a unique metrology system,
With LineCal®, Etalon has extended its innovative interferometric approach to a new class of machines: Three-axes-machines that are too small for the LaserTRACER, like optical CMM, small machine tools, wire-EDM machines or even precision 3D printers. But the technology is also attractive for larger machines. Producing a precision machine in serial production allows you to […]
Monitoring an offshore rig? Controlling a telescope? Measuring a 6 x 6 m reflector array with micron accuracy? Aligning components in a vacuum environment? Setting up a machine tool monitoring system for an automotive tool and die manufacturer? Some of our projects require customer-specific engineering around our unique hard- and software solutions. Our engineering team […]
For decades, machine tool customers tested their machine geometry according to VDA 3441 or ISO 230-2. This established a practice of the manufacturers to calibrate the machines precisely along the lines where the acceptance testing is performed, which does not give the customer sufficient information on spatial and part accuracy. Therefore ISO 230-6 is recommending […]
The LaserTRACER has become a standard tool in the machine tool and CMM world. CMM and MT manufacturers experience the advantage and update their worldwide factories with Etalon technology. Service organizations are increasingly using it and allowing their customers to profit from reduced downtime, increased accuracy and reduced life cycle costs of their machines. Furthermore, […]
The Etalon LaserTRACER has been certified and approved for use by the Boeing Metrology And Test Equipment Services (MATES) group. The LaserTRACER can now be used to certify machine tools and CMM’s throughout Boeing’s facilities worldwide.
The geometric monitoring of large machine tools is now fully integrated into the user interface of Siemens controls. This allows the operator to perform a geometry check by a push of a button, generate monitoring reports
Taking into account the dynamic growth of Etalon, we will move into a bespoke new building in May 2019. In addition to significantly increased production, training and office space, we will also have an air-conditioned measuring laboratory. The Etalon team is looking forward to the new possibilities!
We have extended the fully automatic machine calibration with the innovative LineCAL Technology to include data acquisition “On-The-Fly”.
A redesigned user interface, new features and many improved details: customers with a maintenance contract will be automatically provided with new licenses of our latest software releases.
The Giant Magelan Telescope is one of the most ambitious science projects in the world. In August, Etalon delivered an Absolute Multiline System to the Giant Magelan Telescope Organisation (GMTO). The system is planned to be used to monitor and pre-set the orientation
Etalon AG will launch its new interferometer based measurement system LineCal® during the Control show. The LineCal® system is addressed to manufacturers of compact multi-sensor measurement systems, coordinate measurement machines and machine tools who want to calibrate their machines fast and very precisely
The German High-End company Praewest located in Bremen is specialized in the 5-axes milling of complex parts. For a significantly improved machine accuracy the company invested in an Etalon LaserTRACER-NG. Volumetric deviations are measured
The 3rd Etalon Forum took place November 3rd and 4th with over 100 paricipants from 14 countries. The event covered accuracy, compensation and monitoring of CMM and machine tools as well as challenging metrology tasks in industry and research.
To celebrate our 12th anniversary, we are organizing a professional event focussing on “Controlling the micron in industry and research” in cooperation with our customers and partners. The event targets technical experts and decision makers from
Two astronomy telescopes with extreme dimensions are currently under development: The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) and the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT). To monitor the relative mirror location under different operating conditions, Etalons Absolute Multiline
In neuem Design aber an gewohnter Stelle finden Sie unseren Messestand in diesem Jahr wieder in Halle 3, Stand 3215. Neben unseren Systemen zur Maschinenkalibrierung und Überwachung werden wir neue Anwendungen der Absolute Multiline Technologie vorstellen.
January 12th Etalon North America Inc. was established. Out of Seattle we are aiming to serve the North American Market better. With its strong Aerospace and HighTech Industry the market opens up strong opportunities for our products. The appointed General Manager Bruce Fiander
Together with renowned European research institutes and other manufacturers of innovative metrology Etalon is partner of the EU funded doctoral program PACMAN (Particle Accelerator Components Metrology and Alignment to the Nanometer scale). In this project young researchers
After many years of intensive work the international experts from ISO TC 39 have published TR 16907 „Machine tools – numerical compensation of geometric errors“ . The document defines the terminology and outlines the benefits and limitations of numerical compensation, furhermore
At AUDIs headquarter in Ingolstadt the LaserTRACER is replacing the ballbar for the monitoring of coordinate measuring machines (CMM). Furthermore, compensation of CMM is carried out by own staff – with great success! Read the application story in the German magazine QZ .
We have released the next version of our software for calibration of 3-5 axes machines. The new release has a vast number of improvements regarding measurement planning, data acquisition, evaluation and reporting. Customer feedback has consequently been implemented
With a consortium consisting of the renown technology center Tekniker and the established supplier for optical metrology Metronic, Etalon now has established a powerful partnership to serve Spanish industry.
Etalon is proud to be a member of an international consortium that was formed to build the metrology for the next generation of linear collider CLIC. The technical goal of the program “PACMAN” is to develop high accuracy metrology and alignment tools and integrate them in a single automatic test stand.