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Hexagon Metrology’s Optiv® Classic 443 tp, the newest model in the Optiv Classic series, comes touch probe-ready and includes a high-resolution CCD (charge-coupled device) camera for multi-sensor applications with micro- to nano-scale precision measurement requirements. The Classic 443 tp boasts a first term accuracy of 1.9 microns, making it ideal for the inspection of small scale features and parts like micro-hole dies, sieves, filters, fiber optics and inkjet nozzles as well as complex, densely populated precision parts from the medical, aerospace, electronics or automotive industries. This entry level, high-capacity multi-sensor CMM (coordinate measuring machine) provides over five times the measurement volume of its smaller brother, the Optiv Classic 321GL tp. Though officially launched today, attendees of HxGN LIVE, Hexagon Metrology’s annual international user group meeting, previewed the new product and the Optiv Classic product line June 3 – 6 in Las Vegas, NV.
Highlights of the Classic 443 tp’s innovative vision technology include calibrated lighting, a high resolution color CCD camera, and a multi-segment LED triple angle ring light to create better contrast for edge detection. The multi-sensor CMM features a 12x CNC motorized zoom for continuous adjustment of field of view and resolution, and an LED status indicator providing a quick visual check of the machine’s status.