For the first time, a non-destructive measurement of a gasket is possible. Measurements can be taken before or after the material has been cured and is extremely accurate with sub-micron resolution. The tests are fast and use a non-contact, laser-based system for maximum quality. Once the scan is taken, height, width, and cross-sectional area information can be automatically extracted and logged.
There are two modes in which the scanning tool can be used: production mode and analysis mode. In production mode it becomes feasible to scan 100% each and every gasket for pass or fail status. Key dimensions and gasket integrity in many cases can be assessed even before the gasket is cured and with minimal time penalty. In analysis mode, cross-sectional area from single scans or 3D composite scans can be analyzed for key features, allowing production programs to be adjusted for optimal results.