The Panther gage is the most popular spring free-length gage ever made. Display production information and statistics as well as SPC data and charts on-screen, without the need to print. When printing is required, it works with any standard parallel port printer.
Probe setup is simple and precise. The Panther also features UltraCal probe calibration, allowing your setup to be extremely accurate on even the smallest springs.
- Intuitive interface for easy setup and use
- Powerful, smart scrag reduction intelligence
- Strip chart for easy performance monitoring
- Temperature stability holds length over time
- SPC information available on screen or printed
- Unsurpassed reliability reduces down time
- Test programs eliminate unnecessary returns
- Automatic shutdown on two different events: Consecutive Bad / No Cutoff
- Units have options of Spanish, Italian, German and French for display text
- Panther Gage Datasheet (608 KB)
- Panther User Manual (English) (352 KB)
- Panther User Manual (Deutsch) (808 KB)
- Panther User Manual (Español) (664 KB)
- DC Output Instructions (English) (92 KB)
- DC Output Instructions (Deutsch) (92 KB)
- Probe Setup & Calibration Instructions (100 KB)
- Panther to CNC Coiler Installation Instructions (20 KB)
|Resolution||0.0001" (0.01 mm)|
|Operating Speed||Up to 70,000 springs / hour|
|Input Power||120 / 240, 50/60 Hz, 2A max|
|Sort / Adjust Output Voltages||120 VAC (100 W), 24 VAC (48 W), 24 VDC (24 W)|
|Height||6.5" (165 mm)|
|Width||10.6" (269 mm)|
|Depth||9.2" (234 mm)|
|Weight||11 lb (5 kg)|
- Lot Size
- Consecutive Bad
- Excess Adjust
- No Cutoff
- Running CPK
Panther software version level is displayed on the Maintenance Menu screen . Software upgrades are free. Software revision upgrades are free. Contact us if your Panther needs an upgrade.
|2.0.2||Repaired short reading when spring was touching probe.|
|2.0.3||Repaired transmit of data through DUMP command.
Repaired computer no start problem by reducing bus drive at recommendation of manufacturer.
Added total histogram display and printout.
Added collection type (good or all) to serial options.
|3.0||Fixed @ symbol erasure in adjust type display.
Increased measurement speed.
Fixed a problem where uninitialized units would hang if display of histogram was requested when no real data was present (first time only).
Added screen saver.
Changed Smart control algorithm and added response speed.
Improved printer interface speed.
Added company name option.
Changed shutdown to allow gaging after shutdown has occurred.
Fixed bad spring count not working when adjustment type "none" was selected.
Added checksum on Main Menu button down power up.
Added gage disable when ONE and MAIN are pressed.
Added Excessive Adjust shutdown or warn.
Smart control has separate amount value, from other adjustment types.
Added X's to probe setup display to discourage high sensitivity setups.
Organized shutdown screen to make much easier to read.
|3.0.1||Fixed shutdown sorter release problem.
Added print option to data transfer.
Tweaked Smart control.
Fixed data transmit error.
Fixed freeze up when printing total histogram.
Improved Smart control.
Changed text entry to single line caps only.
User entered control limits must now meet safe math criteria (no divide by zero, etc.).
Made new strip control display with data.
|3.1.2||Added inch / mm selection.
Made sorter reset every 5 mS to clear any inadvertent sorts.
|3.2.0||Fixed control value appearing in strip with specs.
Added histogram to strip chart display options.
Repaired "9" select function on text entry screen.
Made AutoXbar print out in pages.
Fixed Panther-Net message response.
Fixed shutdown spelling error.
Fixed excess adjust, no control after shutdown, error.
Recalculate histogram x values when first spring is made.
|3.2.0a||Fixed no control amount change in other adjustment modes if each point is selected in strip chart.
Removed control amount from strip display when none is selected.
|3.2.0b||Fixed no number after comma in French and German.|
|3.2.1||Added Italian language.
Fixed decimal instead of comma in German, French on strip each mode.
Increased allowable gain in probe test.
Enter tolerance screen use to say "enter nominal length".
|3.3.2||Fixed drift test elapsed time being reset by screen saver.
Replaced smart control with average control.
Added AUTO to response time options.
Changed numeric entry method to point and increment / decrement.
Moved MMA setting to Maintenance screen.
|3.3.3||Removed commas from non-English languages.
Stopped occasional big motor turn on first spring.
Added "@@@" to serial input routine to do a read cycle and transmit resulting control value in one step.
|3.3.3a||Fixed French / MM erasure of last digit in tolerance in Main run screen.|
|3.3.4||Added delay to No Cutoff shutdown.
Fixed Panther-Net receipt of new numerical values bug.
Fixed shutdown / screen saver conflict, causing possible hang.
Added Panther-Net support for adjust settings and sort settings.
Fixed German erasure of consecutive bad shutdown last digit.
|3.3.5||Fixed Panther-Net message function to continue SPC collection. (Message function is not supported in Panther-Net 2.0).
Removed response time from MCS report for Average control type.
Fixed Probe Test, which always reported the Panther electronics as bad.
Changed strip chart view order.
|3.3.6||Stopped adjust amount from going over 99 in strip chart screen.
Improved adjust time calculation.
Allowed probe setup with small changes on displayed meter.
Disallowed probe setups at the outside edge of display meter.
|3.3.7||Made Y2K compliant. Previous versions would print 1900 on reports until the date was reset to 2000.|
|3.3.8||Minor Spanish translation fix.|
|4.0||Improved adjustment performance.
New strip display shows last length and good / bad counts.
Set sort time in 0.05 second steps.
Maximum sort time is 9.95 seconds.
2-way sort options (sort good or sort bad).
5-way sort has adjustable trip points.
Spring lengths up to 99 inches.
Display CPKs greater than 9.999.
Trigger secondary operations.
Display length in absolute (1.287) or relative (-0.012) values.
|4.1.1||Added UltraCal precision probe setup for small springs.|
|4.1.2||Fixed Panther-Net remote shutdown bug.
Improved Panther-Net communication.
Added Panther-Net functions for Panther-Net version 3.0.
Improved Good Count interface to Bin Sorter.
|4.1.3||Blue button reset now sets more variables to default values.|
|4.1.4||Improved 5-way sorting at high production speeds; inner and outer chute flappers operate independently.|
|025-0000-0642-00||Panther Gage - 120 VAC In / 120 VAC (100W) Out||Quote|
|025-0000-0642-01||Panther Gage - 240 VAC In / 24 VAC (48W) Out||Quote|
|025-0000-0642-02||Panther Gage - 240 VAC In / 24 VDC (24W) Out||Quote|
|Probes - Click here for more info|
|025-0000-0658-02||PX595G Heated Probe (English)||Quote|
|025-0000-0658-03||PX595G Heated Probe (Metric)||Quote|
|Probe Tips - Click here for more info|
|018-0000-2535-00||Extended Probe Tip - 1/8 X 1", Threaded (3 x 25 mm)||Quote|
|018-0000-2531-00||Extended Probe Tip - 1/4 X 1", Threaded (6 x 25 mm)||Quote|
|018-0000-2532-00||Extended Probe Tip - 3/8 X 1", Threaded (9 x 25 mm)||Quote|
|018-0000-2533-00||Extended Probe Tip - 5/8 X 1", Threaded (16 x 25 mm)||Quote|
|018-0000-2534-00||Extended Probe Tip - 1 X 1", Threaded (25 x 25 mm)||Quote|
|025-0000-0654-00||Extended Probe Tip - Base Assembly, Threaded||Quote|
|025-0000-0655-00||Extended Probe Tip - Kit (1 Base & 5 Tips)||Quote|
|025-0000-0631-00||Probe Tip Assembly, 1/8" diameter||Quote|
|025-0000-0631-01||Probe Tip Assembly, 1/4" diameter||Quote|
|025-0000-0631-02||Probe Tip Assembly, 3/8" diameter||Quote|
|025-0000-0631-03||Probe Tip Assembly, 5/8" diameter||Quote|
|025-0000-0631-04||Probe Tip Assembly, 1" diameter||Quote|
|025-0000-0655-01||Extended Probe Tip - Kit (5 single piece assemblies)||Quote|
|Guarded Probe Tips - Click here for more info|
|025-0000-0597-03||Guarded Probe Tip - 5/8" Dia. (16 mm)||Quote|
|025-0000-0597-00||Guarded Probe Tip - 1.0" Dia. (25 mm)||Quote|
|025-0000-0597-01||Guarded Probe Tip - 1.5" Dia. (38 mm)||Quote|
|025-0000-0597-02||Guarded Probe Tip - 2.0" Dia. (52 mm)||Quote|
|Probe Holders - Click here for more info|
|025-0000-0640-00||PB309B - Fixed Probe Holder||Quote|
|025-0000-0679-00||Manual Swing-Away Probe Holder||Quote|
|025-0000-0573-00||RP2 - Retractable Probe Holder||Quote|
|ASR1 Sorting Devices - Click here for more info|
|025-0000-0600-00||ASR1 - Two-Way Air Jet, 120 VAC (100W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0600-02||ASR1 - Two-Way Air Jet, 24 VAC (48W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0600-01||ASR1 - Two-Way Air Jet, 24 VDC (24W)||Quote|
|MC34 Sorting Devices - Click here for more info|
|025-0000-0566-00||MC34-2 - Two-Way Pneumatic Sorter, 120 VAC (100W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0566-02||MC34-2 - Two-Way Pneumatic Sorter, 24 VAC (48W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0566-01||MC34-2 - Two-Way Pneumatic Sorter, 24 VDC (24W)||Quote|
|MC46 Sorting Devices - Click here for more info|
|025-0000-0538-00||MC46-3 - Three-Way Pneumatic Sorter, 120 VAC (100W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0538-02||MC46-3 - Three-Way Pneumatic Sorter, 24 VAC (48W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0538-01||MC46-3 - Three-Way Pneumatic Sorter, 24 VDC (24W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0537-00||MC46-5 - Five-Way Pneumatic Sorter, 120 VAC (100W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0537-02||MC46-5 - Five-Way Pneumatic Sorter, 24 VAC (48W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0537-01||MC46-5 - Five-Way Pneumatic Sorter, 24 VDC (24W)||Quote|
|SC48 Sorting Devices - Click here for more info|
|025-0000-0576-00||SC48-3 - Three-Way Electric Sorter with Stand, 120 VAC (100W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0582-00||SC48-3AP - Three-Way Pneumatic Sorter with Stand, 120 VAC (100W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0582-02||SC48-3AP - Three-Way Pneumatic Sorter with Stand, 24 VAC (48W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0582-01||SC48-3AP - Three-Way Pneumatic Sorter with Stand, 24 VDC (24W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0578-00||SC48-5 - Five-Way Electric Sorter with Stand, 120 VAC (100W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0580-00||SC48-5AP - Five-Way Pneumatic Sorter with Stand, 120 VAC (100W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0580-02||SC48-5AP - Five-Way Pneumatic Sorter with Stand, 24 VAC (48W)||Quote|
|025-0000-0580-01||SC48-5AP - Five-Way Pneumatic Sorter with Stand, 24 VDC (24W)||Quote|
|Read Switches - Click here for more info|
|025-0000-0648-00||RS2E Read Switch||Quote|
|025-0000-0648-01||Magnetless Read Switch||Quote|
|Shutdown Control - Click here for more info|
|025-0000-0652-00||Shutdown Bypass Connector||Quote|
|Pitch Adjust Motors - Click here for more info|
|025-0000-0589-00||AC336 Motor - For use on coilers with up to 1/2" pitch rods||Quote|
|025-0000-0596-00||AC337 Heavy Duty Motor - For use on coilers with up to 3/4" pitch rods||Quote|
|025-1000-0425-00||Cable Assembly: 2 Pin Bendix 8'||Quote|
|025-1000-0424-00||Cable Assembly: Sorting Chute, 3 Pin||Quote|
|025-1000-0461-00||Cable Assembly: Controller Motor, 3 Pin 2-Con||Quote|
|025-1000-0452-00||Cable Assembly: 5 Way Sorter, 6 Pin Bendix 7' with Ground||Quote|