LMI 3D non-contact volume gaugingLMI Technologies (LMI) has launched the Gocator volume checker. The company says this is a volume gauging solution suitable for inspecting cylinder heads and piston bowls in small to medium-sized internal combustion engines. LMI says this approach replaces traditional volume gauging methods (i.e., fluids, pressurized air, and acoustics) with a fully automated, non-contact 3D solution.

The system combines the company’s Gocator 3210 snapshot sensor (35µm resolution) with custom built-in measurement tools to calculate the volume of engine cylinder heads and piston bowls. With a claimed cycle time of 5 seconds, it uses blue LED structured light to take a single snapshot scan and deliver measurement results at ± 0.04cm3 accuracy, claims LMI.