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Optical Gaging Products’ SmartScope Apex Micro precision dimensional measurement system is a floor model fixed optics system. For video measurement, the system uses a digital camera and digital zoom, which offers multiple magnifications. A range of long-working-distance optical objectives are available.
Multiple system illumination sources are available, including white LED SmartRing light, coaxial (TTL) white surface light and green LED back light. The system is multi-sensor-ready: A touch-trigger probe is available for tactile measurement of hard-to-image part features; a laser or the Rainbow Probe scanning white light sensor is available for non-contact surface contouring; and the Feather Probe micro-probe sensor can acquire data points with only milligrams of probing pressure.
Designed for ease of use, the unit’s MeasureMind 3D MultiSensor metrology software provides full 3D measurement capabilities with programmable control of all sensors in virtually any sequence, the company says. Complete data integration provides detailed measurement verification of complex/detailed parts. Optional software includes SmartFit 3D interactive fitting software, SmartProfile fitting software for GD&T environments, and others for SPC, 3D CAD import, and custom-report writing.