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VTube-iMC
Integrated Measuring Center

Click below to see information on the VTUBE-iMC with ROMER Absolute Arms with Laser Scanners.

 

VTube-LASER
Compatible Benders List

Click below to see a list of benders for communication links


 

VTube-LASER Knowledgebase

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VTube-LASER
RISER System


Make measuring the tube easier by elevating the arm on our riser. FARO / HEXAGON ROMER Arm RISER System for VTube

 

VTube-LASER
Tube Clamp System


Securely hold tube and pipe with the professional TubeClamp System for VTube

 

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Features List

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About VTube-LASER

Measuring Tube and Pipe the Easy Way with FARO and ROMER Absolute Arms from HEXAGON
VTube-LASER is the most advanced system available for measuring tube shapes. And it's easy to use too.
VTube-LASER Box

Advanced 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


Introducing Measuring
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.

VTube-LASER Customers

High-Performance Automotive Exhaust
Holley MSD uses VTube-LASER to develop and reverse-engineer prototype header and exhaust pipes for their premium Hooker Blackheart Speed Exhaust product line.

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.

BUILD to SOLIDWORKS
After reverse-engineering, they build the tube shapes to fully-parametric SOLIDWORKS sketches for documentation. See the "Building Tube Assemblies in SOLIDWORKS" knowledgebase page for more information. Also, see the video where we show how to "Reverse Engineer to SOLIDWORKS in Less than 60 Seconds".


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.

Airlines
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.



Military Aerospace
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.
UAV Aerospace
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.
Excavators
VTube-LASER is used to check the hydraulic lines for excavators. The tubes usually have yellow or black surface coating.
Truck Frames
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.
Mining
VTube-LASER measures tubes for the mining industry. This customer measures very long large diameter pipe on the shop floor
Undersea Oil
VTube-LASER is used to measure tubing that surrounds undersea oil caps with hundreds of hydraulic lines.

 

VTube-LASER Videos

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


 


See more videos in the knowledgebase.