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Optical Measurement System Sealed for Shopfloor Use

Jenoptik Industrial Metrology’s Hommel-Etamic Opticline single-camera optical measurement system is designed to measure workpieces as large as 80 mm in diameter without any loss of resolution.

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Jenoptik Industrial Metrology’s Hommel-Etamic Opticline single-camera optical measurement system is designed to measure workpieces as large as 80 mm in diameter without any loss of resolution. The series performs production-floor evaluation of shaft-like parts as large as 150 mm in diameter and 900 mm in length (depending on product model). Opticline-series products feature a 0.1-micron high-resolution camera, improving measurement accuracy and frequency.

The system optically measures workpiece profiles, diameters and spacing, angle or radii, threads, rotation angles, form and geometric tolerances, and outer contours of high-precision workpieces. An optical touch probe is available to check length and angular measurements, increasing the product’s flexibility. An enhanced mechanical design that includes both an improved tailstock and headstock, provides results for form, location and dimensional measurements within just a few seconds, the company says.

According to Jenoptik, basic design and mechanical components have been improved to make the device even less sensitive to possible external influences, such as vibrations and operator error. The optical system is hermetically sealed, preventing dust and oil mist from interfering with the measurements. Active self-monitoring mechanisms and temperature compensation have been optimized, improving the long-term stability of the measuring device.

Ergonomic features, such as a wide part-loading area, easy-to-reach control arrangement, and light curtains, are designed to ease use and access.

Jenoptik measuring and evaluation software Turbo Optic is a key element in the intuitive and simplified operation of Opticline products. 

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