Tube and Pipe the Easy Way with FARO, ROMER Absolute Arms from HEXAGON, and Revware MicroScribe arms
VTube-LASER is the most advanced system available for measuring tube shapes. And it's easy to use too.
Tubular has 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.
VTube-LASER has features that we invented in 2017 and are still unparalleled. For example, our Dual Cylinder Fit (DCF) feature measures the tube twice when you measure it once. No other system does that.
VTube-LASER qualifies each cylinder scan with a 5-level cylinder test that ensures that the surface points and calculation are excellent. You can measure with the ball probe or the laser scanner - or both in the same tube.
VTube-LASER's bender corrections are based on our well known Benderlink technology that we developed in 1993.
And now you can measure any number of tubes in one VTube project with the Assembly Control.
Distributor for the United Kingdom
with the Revware MicroScribe arm as of January, 2018
Now VTube-LASER works with all MicroScribe arms from Revware.
with the ROMER Absolute Arm from HEXAGON as of November 1, 2017
Now VTube-LASER works with all ROMER Absolute Arms from HEXAGON with laser scanners.
Measure Tube and Pipe Assemblies
with the Assembly Control feature in version 2.9 (Nov 1, 2017)
See how Assembly Control allows you to measure any number of tubes in the same project.
Learn About the new unique DCF (Dual Cylinder Fit) feature in version 2.8
April 19, 2017 - The unique DCF engine ensures repeatability by measuring the tube twice when you measure it the first time.
DCP (Diameter Cut Plane) Since they measure assembled headers with VTube-LASER, Holley MSD makes extensive use of the DCP measurement feature. DCP automatically removes other objects from the scan data near the tube being measured. See the DCP knowledgebase page for details.
DIRECT BENDER COMMUNICATIONS Since their VTube-LASER is connected to an Eaton Leonard LightSpeed-controlled bender, they can send new parts to the bender from solid models without manually keying in bender data. They also correct the bender using VTube-LASER communications.
Motorcycle Aftermarket Exhaust
VTube-LASER is used to develop and reverse-engineer prototype exhaust pipes for motorcycles.
Vance & Hines uses VTube-LASER to measure pipe and exhaust shield prototypes then automatically build them to fully-parametric SOLIDWORKS sketches to save time.
VTube-LASER is used to reverse-engineer tube shapes from planes for retrofit. See the FARO blog for details of the British Airways application.
VTube-LASER is also used at US-based airlines for the same purpose.
VTube-LASER is used to measure and qualify tube fabrications by Hill Air Force Base - a leading metrology facility for the USAF that verifies or reverse-engineers tube shapes for USAF applications.
VTube-LASER is used to inspect tubes for military drones. Sometimes these tubes are longer than the reach of the arm, so this customer uses the easy Leapfrog capability of VTube-LASER.
VTube-LASER is used to check the hydraulic lines for excavators. The tubes usually have yellow or black surface coating.
METALSA uses VTube-LASER to measure pre-hydroformed truck frames to adjust benders so that the pipe fits into pre-crush presses.
Truck and Bus Exhaust
MEC Inc. uses VTube-LASER to measure and qualify tube shapes for the large truck industry. This image shows their large YLM bender - which VTube-LASER connects to for automatic correction.
They liked the first system so much, that they have now purchased a total of three systems for various factories.
Truck Fuel and Brake Lines
VTube-LASER is used to measure tube for the large truck industry. This customer replaced a MM5000 measuring center with a FARO-VTube-LASER system to adjust a bank of benders that are connected directly to VTube-LASER.
VTube-LASER measures tubes for the mining industry. This customer measures very long large diameter pipe on the shop floor
VTube-LASER is used to measure tubing that surrounds undersea oil caps with hundreds of hydraulic lines.
Reverse Engineering a tube to build in SOLIDWORKS is easy.
Video 60: VTube-LASER's Unique DCP (DIAMETER CUT PLANE) Tutorial
Video 53: Introductory Training in VTube-LASER Version 2
See a quick video demonstrating VTube-LASER measuring event
sounds in version 2.2
See how VTube-LASER handles 180-degree bends with the SPLIT BEND feature