3/8/2006 | 1 MINUTE READ

Vision System Suited For Medical Component Manufacturers

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Starrett Metrology Systems has introduced the Galileo class of vision systems. From simple, manual single-feature operation to complex, automated part measurements, these systems, according to the company, combine high-resolution images with a sturdy, precision mechanical platform for accuracy. The line is available in manual, motorized and fully automated models in two measuring envelopes, a total of six models.

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Starrett Metrology Systems has introduced the Galileo class of vision systems. From simple, manual single-feature operation to complex, automated part measurements, these systems, according to the company, combine high-resolution images with a sturdy, precision mechanical platform for accuracy. The line is available in manual, motorized and fully automated models in two measuring envelopes, a total of six models. The manual and joystick-controlled motorized systems are upgradeable, as required.

The fully automated (CNC) models can run full inspection routines. Systems are available with an XYZ measuring capacity of 6" × 6" × 5.5" (150 mm × 150 mm × 140 mm) or 12" × 6" × 5.5" (300 mm × 150 mm × 140 mm) travel, feature a 1/3" CCD hi-resolution color video camera and have a resolution of 0.5 micron (0.1 micron optional). The machine's base, stages and Z columns are all constructed of the same material, which is said to ensure uniform measuring results.

Overall, matching materials mean less fluctuation of individual components in changing temperature environments, the company says. The systems include standard functions built in to the Quadra Check QC5000 readout. These include CAD interface (import/export), report generation and statistical analysis, reverse engineering capabilities and part programming functionality.

The intuitive software package features an icon-driven graphical user interface and pull-down menus. Operators can also work in a two-monitor environment to view live images and part graphics simultaneously. Back lighting, through-the-lens surface illumination, fiber optic ring lighting and the option of programmable LED ring illumination allow users to view bright, sharp and clear images to meet edge contrast requirements, according to the company.

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