Optical System's Fixed-Position Sensors Eliminate Mechanical Stress
IMTS 2018: Marposs is exhibiting its Optoflash optical measurement and inspection solution for small-size shafts, fasteners and dental implants.
Marposs is exhibiting its Optoflash optical measurement and inspection solution for small-size shafts, fasteners and dental implants. The speed and precision of the Optoflash enables 100 static measurements within 2 sec at U95 = 1 µm + D/200 (D in mm). Featuring a robust design, the system can perform static and dynamic measurements in the production environment with the same quality as in the lab, according to the company.
Based on side-by-side 2D image architecture, the Optoflash can measure parts up to 300 mm in length without any vertical movement of the sensors or the part itself. These fixed-position sensors eliminate mechanical stress, helping achieve consistent and stable performance over millions of cycles, as well as minimizing maintenance requirements.
Available in three sizes, the Optoflash system can measure part lengths from 100 to 300 mm, and diameters ranging from 60 to 90 mm. The system is designed for extreme flexibility, making it well-suited for a wide variety of application requirements.
Optoflash systems feature an intuitive user interface said to enable users without prior experience to operate it and configure new measurements. All measurements are archived for retrieval by the smart search function, and the included monitor comes on a flexible arm that can be installed on either side of the system. An integrated USB hub with seven ports provides easy connection to printers, code readers or external memory.
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