Bureau Of Engraving And Printing Exercises Option

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Acu-Gage Systems, a manufacturer of one, two and three axis non-contact video and laser measuring system machines, delivered and installed five (5) units to the US Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) in 2011.

The original order had an option for four (4) additional units, which BEP exercised in 2012. The four (4) additional units have been installed in Washington, DC and Fort Worth, TX.  The total installed base now consists of five (5) units in Washington and four (4) units in Fort Worth.

Acu-Gage Systems supplied fully automated (CNC, video edge detection, programmable zoom, Z auto focus capabilities and specialized fluorescent lighting) 3 axis systems, which are being used to inspect the registration and alignment of all United States paper currency. These nine (9) systems provide the latest state of the art dimensional measuring to BEP. Seven (7) of the systems have a measuring capability of 36” X 36” X 7” and two (2) have a 48” X 48” X 7” measuring capability.

At the request of BEP, Acu-Gage designed and developed a vacuum table with specialized hole patterns that allow BEP to effectively maintain sheet flatness during the inspection process.

Acu-Gage Systems, manufacturer of the largest video/laser inspection systems, is a privately owned company specializing in non-contact video and laser dimensional inspection systems since 1981. For over thirty years, Acu-Gage has been producing measuring systems for the printing, medical, printed circuit board, sheet metal, military, aerospace, steel rule die, and many other discrete piece part manufacturing operations.  Systems are configured to the end-users’ requirements and can be one, two or three axes of measurement.  Manual or fully automated and can range in X and Y sizes from 12” X 12” to 48” X 96” with optional Z capability as required. Larger specials are available upon request.