L.S. Starrett's MetLogix Mx200 DRO Streamlines Digital Comparator Tasks
The L.S. Starrett Co. offers the MetLogix Mx200 digital readout (DRO) for its line of optical comparators.
The L.S. Starrett Co. offers the MetLogix Mx200 digital readout (DRO) for its line of optical comparators. The touchscreen DRO’s sealed rubber keypad and powder-coated enclosure provide durability in environments ranging from the shop floor to the quality control lab.
The Mx200 is capable of optical edge detection and crosshair measurement. The EdgeLogic feature enables gesture-driven control of start and end measurement commands, minimizing the need to interact with the DRO directly; users can simply cross the same edge twice to start and end measurements. Supporting common feature measurement and graphic-based construction types, the Change Feature Type button enables the user to quickly toggle between feature construction sub-types.
Geometric tolerancing and part programming can be applied to measured and constructed features using the MetLogix tolerance system. Nominal and tolerance limits can be quickly applied and viewed accurately in a large LCD touchscreen display. MetLogix axis support includes XY, XYZ and XYQ.
Users may choose from one of three report formats with the Mx200 DRO: CSV, standard or tolerance. Report contents can include a report title, time and date stamps, and all feature measurement results data. Reports can be printed as hard copies to a wireless Windows-compatible printer or exported as CSV or TSV data files to a USB storage device. Measurement results can also be exported via RS232 (serial) output to an external PC application.
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