Demand for ever more cost-effective tube production as well as the increasingly stringent requirement for product quality are constant challenges in today's tube bending industry. Tube Inspect, an optical tube measuring system, incorporates advanced technology for the high-precision measurement of tubes, the determination of set-up and correction data and quality assurance of the end product. Tube Inspect can entirely replace mechanical gauges. How Tube Inspect works Tube Inspect a contact less measuring system, requires merely that the tube to be measured be placed in an optical measuring cell. Sixteen high-resolution CCD cameras accurately measure the tube's geometry in a few seconds. The tube does not need to be moved. The geometry is reported in an easily understandable way, that is as sheath tolerance. The measuring range of Tube Inspect is 2,500mm x 1,000mm x 500mm and this can be extended by repositioning the tube. Tube Inspect measures tubes with diameters ranging from 4mm to 200mm. Bends between 1° and 180° can also be easily measured. Tube Inspect has a newly added capability of measuring tubes with connected bends or with flexible parts. A tube's measurement can be compared with a previously recorded sample part or with an imported CAD model.