L.S. STARRETT COMPANY, manufacturer of precision measuring tools and guages, and metrology systems, introduced the AV450 automatic vision system. The three-axis vision system allows users to achieve high throughput inspection cost-effectively, including for both repetitive, larger part-run applications and routine quality assurance.
Featuring a larger X,Y,Z measuring envelope of 18x14x in. (457x356x203 mm), the Starrett AV450 has high-resolution video zoom optics and can be pre-programmed (CNC) for repetitive part inspection, or driven manually via a trackball for individual measurements. With a highly stable, mechanical design and precision linear bearings, smooth stage motion, maximum performance and throughput are attainable. Throughput is further enhanced by either QC5000 or MetLogix™ M3 software that controls video edge detection and multiple-channel fiber optic or LED illumination. Computer-controlled Quadrant (LED) ring lighting, sub-stage lighting, and optional through-the-lens lighting meets the most challenging illumination requirements.
Accuracy of the AV450 automatic vision system is 2.5 + 5L/1000 and reading resolution is 4 µin (0.1µm). Magnification on a 24-in. monitor, 1:1 pixel setting is 37x to 240x 6.5:1 zoom and 25x to 300x with a 12:1 zoom. The system has a 1.3 mega-pixel color digital video camera and a precision granite base.
The AV450 has an external motion-control unit and includes a Windows®-based operating system with an operator interface via a desktop PC with a 24-in. touchscreen monitor, as well as Wi-Fi network connectivity. CAD files can be imported/ exported and reports can be generated and archived. M3 metrology software supports 3-axis measurements and 2D geometric constructs (such as points, lines, angles, rectangles and slots) and corrections for level, skew and datum origin. Touchscreen functionality with a pinch, swipe and touch provides intuitive operation for all users.
Options for the AV450 include a Renishaw touch probe kit, Optimet laser probe, 0.5x, 1.5x and 2.0x auxiliary lenses, an LED dark-field quadrant illuminator and a DXF/ field-of-view option for automatic comparison to CAD files. Other options include a CNC rotary axis fixture, touch probe change rack, calibration standards, part fixtures, and workholding devices.
Learn more at www.starrett.com