The challenge of collecting artifact data
PBC Linear was contacted by a rare-collections office to provide a measuring and analyzing system that would be utilized on priceless artifacts. This device was required to move around these artifacts and take precise measurements at various angles. The measuring stand had to provide a steady platform, with long travel strokes and be able to be adjusted by hand knob. Since they currently did not have any measuring stands that had the movement versatility they were looking for, they asked PBC Linear to produce a solution.
Conventional testing of these artifacts uses CT scans and other analyzing processes to produce data on the size, composition, and age. Many of the artifacts are oddly shaped, making measuring these aspects laborious and extremely time consuming. The collections team required a device that could manually move smoothly around the artifact and accurately measure and record all of the different surfaces. In addition, it had to be reliable, light weight and portable.
The PBC Linear solution
PBC Linear designed a gantry out of three MR20LS linear slides to provide maximum precision and reliable movement. This new measuring stand was given enough play to move around and accurately measure the largest items—allowing the collections team to receive accurate data on all of their priceless artifacts. Also, the new stand could now change and replace several different measuring devices to get a clear picture on all aspects of the multi-million dollar artifacts.
Priceless artifacts yield professional results
Upon delivery of the new measuring system, the collections team was incredibly satisfied with the way the Mini-Rail linear slide was able to provide the precise movement to allow for the team to capture accurate data for all of their artifacts, regardless of size and composition.
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