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USB Cameras

A family of intelligent machine vision cameras with a USB 2.0 interface is available. The cameras are equipped with a host of software features designed to make machine vision easier to implement and control, while the USB interface provides a high-speed link for data downloads. The cameras are available in four resolution and speed combinations ranging from 752 by 480 pixel at 87 fps to 2,560 by 1,920 pixel at 6 fps. Lower resolution cameras are available in monochrome or color versions while the higher resolution cameras are only available in color. Each camera has a progressive-scan CMOS sensor, software-based exposure control, C-mount lens fittings and a USB 2.0 interface. The cameras all have the same 34 by 32 by 27.4-millimeter dimensions, allowing operators to interchange cameras without system modifications.

Edmund Optics
(800) 363-1992
www.edmundoptics.com
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Digital Photo Stand

The Sentry is a digital photo stand with a 16-mega-pixel camera using telecentric lenses and capturing images of parts up to a size of 4 inches. Parts are measured and defects found using software-based pattern recognition and image processing per the customer’s specific requirements. In a manufacturing floor or quality control laboratory, the unit is designed to take critical measurements or perform defect detection on medical devices, electronic components or other small parts. It is ideal for the inspection of multi-lumen tubing, IC packaging, or surgical staples and clips. The Sentry’s array format is 3,500 by 2,300 pixels, with a 35-millimeter by 23-millimeter actual sensor size. It has lenses that span a magnification range of 0.3X up to 10X, allowing the machine to handle a range of part sizes from 3.5 by 2.3 millimeters with a 0.3-micron precision up to 117 by 77 millimeter with an 8.3-micron precision.

Visicon Inspection Technologies LLC
(707) 259-1300
www.visicontech.com
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Optical Comparator

The model MV-140-SE optical comparator provides an erect image. The unit comes standard with separate ultra-bright surface and profile illumination that can be used independently or together. One-micron scales yield 0.0001-inch resolution. The stage is a high-capacity 4½ inches by 19 inches with 8-inch horizontal and 4-inch vertical travel. All is mounted on a welded steel frame. Also included is the MV-DRO2 digital readout. It has a part view function, which allows it to show the relationship between all part features. It also has a 5.7-inch LCD and can perform the direct measurement of circles, arcs, angles, points, lines, distance and perpendicularity. The readout provides auto-enter, looping and auto-finish features. The MV-DRO2 also includes a 360-degree protractor, edge detection, multiple languages, output to SPC or printer, metric/inch conversion and skew capability.

Suburban Tool Inc.
(888) 647-8665
www.subtool.com
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Handheld Laser Scanner

The TS50 is the second-generation Leica T-Scan. The instrument has been redesigned for improved ergonomics and is 30% smaller and 20% lighter than the original version. Using the Leica T-Scan, an operator can quickly digitize shiny and diffuse surfaces in normal light conditions with minimal setup time. The Leica TS50 works in tandem with the Leica Laser Tracker to accurately scan large and small objects within a measurement volume of 30 meters (98 feet). The new scanner also presents optimized marker positions for improved 6DOF (6 Degrees of Freedom) readings over the full range of scanner positions, which is beneficial when scanning parts with difficult geometries.
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Phased Array Inspection Modules

The MX Series’ 16:16M and 16:64M manual phased array inspection modules are entry-level flaw detectors that use real-time phased array imaging, combine phased array and conventional UT, and feature a simple, operator-friendly interface. The new modules provide the same advantages of phased array imaging, while keeping the benefits of a proven product.
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Dimensional Measurement System

The SmartScope Flash 625 dimensional measurement system is a small-footprint floor stand system featuring a 500- by 610- by 200-millimeter XYZ measurement volume, with the added flexibility of a 300-millimeter extended Z-axis option. Additionally, the system can be equipped with a through-the-lens (TTL) laser, adding noncontact surface contouring to its touch probe, video and micro-probe measuring capability. The system also is configurable with sensors for almost any application. The system’s optical assembly moves in the X-axis across an angled steel crossbeam while the part moves in the Y-axis on a precision servo-driven stage. Both axes use high-resolution scales for positional feedback. A metrologically stable granite platform ensures proper damping and structural integrity. And integral system electronics minimize the system’s footprint while maximizing stage travel.
    Optical Gaging Products (OGP)
    (800) 647-4243
    www.ogpnet.com
    Booth 7513
    Reply 644

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Replacement Contracers

A complete line of replacement contracers and surface testers is available. The replacement parts for popular indicators- including Mitutoyo, Renishaw, Zeiss and Mahr–--are in stock and available for immediate shipment. In addition, custom-manufactured surface testers and contact points are available. Also, the repair of existing equipment also is offered.
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Calibration Management Software

GAGEtrak calibration management software manages the forecasting the workload, reduces costs and provides compliance with equipment calibration standards. The software monitors gage calibration schedules, gage locations, calibration history, calibration certificates and integrated gage R&R, while providing the operator with thorough reports for improved analysis capabilities. GAGEtrak is ISO 9000, QS-9000, ISO-ANSI 17025, TS 16949 and FDA 21CFR Part 11 compliant.
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Tomography System

Metrotom is a computed tomography system for industrial applications such as R&D, production and quality. The system can see inside parts and quantify characteristics normally inaccessible to probing or optical sensors. The same dataset can be used to inspect the structure of material (porosity/wall thickness), measure external features and generate fully surfaced or solid CAD models. X-rays penetrate an object and display it on a suitable detector. The details of the object appear as a 2-D image in varying intensity depending on the geometry and absorption properties. The 3-D image is created by rotating the object 360 degrees along its axis on a rotary table and then converting this data to a 3-D volume model.
    Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology
    (763) 744-2409
    www.zeiss.com
    Booth 7007
    Reply 632

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Hardness Tester Upgrades

The Minuteman ELT Series of semi- and fully automatic systems for Knoop, Vickers and Rockwell hardness testing is available in four different versions. The entry level ELT1, the intermediate ELT2 and the fully automatic ELT3 are options for the Tukon microindentation testers, while the ELT4 version is for Rockwell and MicroRockwell testers. When used on a microindentation tester, the Minuteman ELT series is an upgradeable system that allows the operator to start with a low-cost basic system and progress to a fully automatic version as their needs and budget change. All of the Minuteman ELT systems feature complete computer control of the tester for hands-off operations.
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