Comprehensive Inspection of Round Parts

The O-Inspect multi-sensor measuring machine features a rotary table for horizontal and vertical positioning to increase effectiveness of the measuring run, the company says.

The O-Inspect multi-sensor measuring machine features a rotary table for horizontal and vertical positioning to increase effectiveness of the measuring run, the company says. It is designed for accurate and efficient inspection of small and complex parts in the electronics, plastics, medical, automotive and precision engineering industries. A rotary table developed specially for this system can be mounted and removed by the measuring machine operator. The rotary table can be positioned both horizontally and vertically. This flexibility enhances measurement of round parts, which do not have to be reclamped for optical measurement. Simple stylus systems are said to be sufficient for the contact measurement. Mechanical influences are minimized as the measuring axes of the CMM are subject to minimal movement with the rotary table, the company says.
 

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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