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In the past, four measuring machines were needed to manage the entire range of measuring applications: a profile projector, a measuring machine, a microscope and a contour measuring machine. The new system covers all four areas. Thus, operators can alternate between optical and contact measurements in one measuring run. Optical measurements are performed using the 2D camera sensor with the image processing function contained in the Discovery zoom lens while contact measurements are the domain of the Vast XXT scanning probe. In addition to the multiple sensors, CAD-based Calypso measuring software enables extensive size, form and position measurements with systematic user guidance, the company says.
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