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The company has introduced the new Galileo class of vision systems. From simple, manual single-feature operation to complex, automated part measurements, these systems 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, for 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 × 150 × 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 new models join the company’s AV2424-10 automatic vision/multi-sensor system to provide a comprehensive video measuring solution for a variety of industry applications. The company says their primary strengths are mechanical stability, powerful software, ease of use, versatility and illumination capabilities, all of which contribute to consistent, reliable operation.
The key factor is material consistency. The machine's base, stages and Z columns are all constructed of the same material, ensuring uniform measuring results. Overall, matching materials mean less fluctuation of individual components in changing temperature environments.
The systems include standard functions built in to the Quadra Check QC5000 readout available in competitive models only as upgrades. These include CAD interface (import/export), report generation and statistical analysis, reverse engineering capabilities and part programming functionality.
The software package features an icon-driven graphical user interface and simple-to-understand pull-down menus, so operators move quickly and easily through measuring routines. 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 L.E.D. ring illumination, allow users to view bright, sharp and clear images to meet edge contrast requirements.
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