Starrett's AVX550 Delivers Accurate, Fast Measurements

Starrett’s AVX550 is a large-format, multi-sensor vision system that combines vision and touch-probe features for quick and accurate measurements.


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Starrett AVX550 Multi-Sensor Vision System

The L.S. Starrett Company’s AVX550 multi-sensor vision system is suitable for measuring parts with a diverse range of feature sizes and geometries. Users can equip the large format system with two cameras and lenses for sequential use in the same program, along with touch-probe options for versatility. For accuracy, durability and stability under demanding requirements, the AVX550 features a granite base and bridge design.

The system features dual optical systems that work in tandem to measure a range of features. The primary zoom lens enables users to inspect small, intricate features with high precision and resolution ranging to 2 microns. A secondary, large field of view camera is equipped with a telecentric lens that can simultaneously inspect large areas of a part or an entire part. A range of zoom options also means that users can custom tailor measurement configurations to meet specific application requirements, and eliminates the need to change lenses or re-calibrate the system. Fast platform travel speeds and dual collimated profile lights enhance throughput.

The AVX550 has several options for lens configurations. For inspection of small, intricate areas, a 12:1 zoom optics lens is equipped with a 26× to 310× magnification range for precise resolution. The fixed magnification telecentric lens comes with magnification options of 0.14×, 0.30×, 0.50×, 0.80×, 1.00×, 2.00× and 4.00×. Users can configure systems in a larger measurement range on the X, Y and Z axes, and can also use Q-axis rotary positioners for increased capability.

The M3 software package from MetLogix includes a traditional mouse as well as a touchscreen monitor, making user interaction easy and intuitive. Auto part recognition allows users to create a part measurement program that comprises the desired features of a part for inspection, then automatically save the program in the system or to a network. Users can program light output options as defined steps for the system to call up as the part recognition program initiates. 

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