This usually turns out to be an ideal situation. LYNX can be easily programmed to check a new or modified assembly. These are stored to create a library that can be accessed at any point in the future. Many LYNX users have short runs or may only produce certain assemblies infrequently. Once the program has been stored, you can access it at any time. If you are using the AR version of LYNX it will also speed your production of assemblies by projecting images and part numbers in the correct location.
LYNX relies on image comparison. This is much faster than any scanning technique since the image capture and processing are quicker. The exact time required will depend on your application and is determined by the number of features you are checking. However, we typically inspect well over 1,500 features per hour from a single head. Even greater speeds are obtained by additional sensor heads.
The only requirement is to have a line of sight from the LYNX camera to the part. If you have larger parts or need to capture information on the back side of an assembly you can add additional LYNX heads.
Yes. Additional heads can be added and the systems can be relocated so they can be used in other parts of your facility.
LYNX can be relocated but the part and camera must be in a repeatable location relative to one another. There are many applications that incorporate some movement. For example, the LYNX may slide into position on a rail or the part might rotate on a fixture. However, it may be more efficient and cost-effective to add an additional head to the LYNX system.
No. LYNX is entirely image-based. But an image-based system also has an advantage in capturing information that is not easily available in CAD. Digital images allow much more information to be processed including changes in the appearance of the subassembly, color, and other elements.
LYNX is a natural fit for the assembly of large objects that benefit from its extended range. These include airframe subassemblies, jet engines, weldments, construction vehicles, etc. Most often it is used with assemblies that fit in a volume of 1 meter x 1 meter, to 10 meters x 10 meters, but there is no limitation on size since additional heads can be added.
Accurex provides on-site installation and training services for all systems sold in the United States and Mexico. We can also provide on-site support service if you need help with a particular set up.
Accurex has staff in locations around the USA. Our main support locations for LYNX are in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kansas and California. We can help with many issues remotely which will provide the fastest resolution to your questions but will also come on-site to help you if needed.