Exact Metrology booth at the Turbo & Pump Symposium (TPS) in the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas

Exact Metrology booth

Exact Metrology: A Division of In-Place Machining Company and a comprehensive 3D metrology service provider and hardware sales company, exhibited at the Turbo & Pump Symposium (TPS). During December 14th through the 16th, attendees gathered at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.

With 365 companies from 45 countries, this industry event offered a forum for the exchange of ideas between rotating equipment engineers and technicians. For more than 49 years, TPS has had a lasting impact on turbomachinery, pump, oil and gas, petrochemical, power, aerospace, chemical and water industries. Participating companies and industry experts demonstrated full-size equipment and products, sharing insights on current practices and future trends.

Located at booth 2321, Exact Metrology showed off the Hexagon Absolute Arm laser scanner. The Absolute Arm 7-axis delivers tactile probing and laser scanning in an ergonomic package and is well suited for high-end portable measurement applications. Additionally, it’s the best choice for ease of movement and ease of measurement. Built-in versatility is guaranteed with a uniquely modular wrist design that features configurable grip, shapes and sizes. Other features include an on-wrist display that puts control and design in the user’s hands and a wide variety of accessories, from probe tips to laser scanners to complete measurement systems designed for specialized applications.

Three Exact metrology employees at TPS trade show: Noah Branscum, Dean Solberg and Amy Cupp

Exact Metrology team. Left to right: Noah Branscum, Dean Solberg and Amy Cupp. 

Several Exact Metrology personnel were at the show, including Dean Solberg (Vice President of Metrology Sales and Service), Amy Cupp (Software Sales and Support) and Noah Branscum (Applications Engineer). Two representatives from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence were also present, namely Giles Gaskell (Business Manager) and Alex Lee (Sales Manager).

Commenting on the work and experience Exact Metrology has in the various industries served by the show, Branscum said that that the company has experience in all of them “…. both long range and short range scanning for either compressor turbines or screw compressors for reverse engineering or inspection, such as newer companies designing 3D printed metal turbines trying to test the accuracy compared to traditionally made turbines.” The company also tests turbines regularly for wear and tear and performs routing work for the oil/gas industry.