Counterintuitively, the OmniGap was developed after the WiseGap system from Inora. Prospective customers who didn’t need the full, comprehensive, multi-sensor capabilities that the WiseGap offers requested a single sensor solution for quick spot-check measurements with minimal setup time.
Of course, just like WiseGap, the solution needed to be provide advantages over clumsy manual methods such as feeler gauges, friction blocks or even clay/calipers.
OmniGap was created using the same OI Core Technology for calibration of its sensor for numerically certain results. The same proven sensor hardware from WiseGap was utilized as well but paired with a durable, minimalistic handheld unit with a digital display.
This provides an easier point of entry that still allows customers to level up their gap measurement capabilities and in many cases move from handwritten reporting to digital data capture.
An extra adapter was also later added for the OmniGap that allows users to measure even tighter gaps with one sensor placement. Historically, these gaps had to be iteratively measured and approximated using feeler gauges, saving time and improving measurement accuracy.
Applications Of Handheld Gap Measurement
From various industries, to different applications within them, OmniGap is a flexible tool for gap measurement and dimensional validation. Here are some selected applications:
All Stages Of Automotive Production
Quick Spot Check Measurements
Infrequent Gap Measurement Checks
Check And Set Gaps Between Rollers
Steel Mills, etc.
Temperature Invariant Sensors to Check Gaps In Fridge/Oven
Custom Adapters To Measure Various Appliance Gaps
OmniGap Is Powered By OI Core Technology Supported By Precision Hardware
Identify And Resolve Launch Issues
Diagnose And Eliminate Poor Closure Fit That Causes Automotive Wind Noise / Water Leakage
Measure Smaller Gaps
By Using Adapters (Custom Adapters By Request) You Can Measure Gaps Smaller Than The 5mm Limit Of The Standard Sensor
Entry Level Gap Measurement Technology
Get The Precision And Measurement Technology From The Inora WiseGap Bundled Into An Entry Level Bundle
Temperature Invariant Precision:
Absolute Numerical Accuracy Powered By Inora’s Core Technology
Customer Success Stories
Quick Infrequent Spot Check Gap Measurements By Automotive Tier Supplier
An automotive tier supplier would receive a partial vehicle body every time one of their OEM customers launched a new car.
While an OEM challenged the quality of the tier supplier’s components, the supplier felt confident their parts were within tolerance but had no way to objectively prove this.
After implementing OmniGap, the tier supplier was able to quickly measure all closures (e.g. doors, liftgate) to tell the OEM that the sample vehicle bodies they received were out of specification. This gave an objective way to show that the dimensional issue was from the vehicle bodies and not coming from the tier supplier’s parts. Ultimately this saved the tier supplier unnecessary scrap and/or concessions.