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Disk Inspection & Measurement System

The VisionGauge® Disk Inspection & Measurement System is the ideal solution for the inspection & measurement of slots in turbine disks, both large & small.

Automatically carry out 100% inspection, to very high-accuracy, and collect operator-independent results, directly on the shop floor.

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator 5-Axis Inspection and Measurement Systems are a very cost-effective, perfectly adapted solution for checking EDM and LASER-drilled drilled holes and slots. It is rapidly becoming the new standard in the industry!

Disk Inspection System
Disk Inspection System | Methods Machine Tools

Product Details

Features & Benefits

  • 5 axes of motion (X, Y, Z, Rotary, Tilt) to properly view slots at all angles, increment from slot-to-slot, etc.
  • Fully-automated operation.
  • No operator-to-operator variation
  • Quickly, easily and accurately inspect 100% of a disk’s slots
  • Easy to program (can use your CAD data directly!)
  • Fast, accurate & easy-to-use
  • Extensive set of measurement tools
  • Straightforward operator interface: barcode-reader and joystick
  • Intuitive software
  • Patented & patent pending technology
  • Powerful & innovative software tools
  • Sharp, clear & ultra-high resolution image!
  • Ultra-bright all-LED computer-controlled illumination is standard!
  • High-resolution precision optics to resolve very fine details with great clarity
  • Extended optical depth of field and extended working distance for maximum flexibility!
  • Automatically create reports and collect measurements, statistics, images and other data for complete documentation
  • Automatic image & data collection with built-in SPC and data-exchange capabilities
  • Fast and intuitive “operator review” mode to quickly revisit out-of-tolerance areas
  • High-precision movements on all axes
  • All axes are encoded
  • Extended travels available to accommodate large disks
  • High load capacity (for large & heavy disks)
  • Robust shop-floor design

Technical Data

X-Axis Travel
12" (300 mm)
Y-Axis Travel
12" (300 mm) / 24" (600 mm)
Z-Axis Travel
12" (300 mm)
A-Axis Travel
-40° to +40°
B-Axis Travel
All axes have closed loop encoder feedback
X-axis encoder resolution = 0.25 μm Y-axis encoder resolution = 0.25 μm Z-axis encoder resolution = 0.25 μm A-axis encoder resolution = 0.005° B-axis encoder resolution = 0.005°
Stage movement
X, Y and Z axes: high-accuracy preloaded crossed-roller movement / A & B axes: precision worm gear with high-accuracy preloaded crossed-roller movement
End-of-travel limits
Optical (for high repeatability)
Mounting System
System 3R Macro Chuck (p/n 3R-600.24-S) (Other mounting systems available upon request)
High-resolution optical system
20X equivalent optical magnification (approx.) Working distance = 9.0” (228 mm) Depth-of-field = 1.8” (45mm) Field of view = 2.0” (51mm) x 1.2” (32mm) = 2.4” (60mm) Ø Optical system accuracy: better than +/- 0.00015” (4 μm)
LED illumination
Ultra-bright, all-LED based (for stable and repeatable illumination conditions & results as well as long life) Fully computer-controlled & programmable Produces very high brightness to easily handle even difficult-to-image areas The system’s dual-source illumination module provides lighting at different angles of incidence (i.e. both near-vertical and low-oblique) for wide applicability across a very broad range of part geometries.
VisionGauge® Software
Powerful and easy-to-use Intuitive, windows-based graphical user interface (i.e. “point & click”) Full 5-axis transforms Advanced software corrections with full 3D mapping across the system’s entire work envelope Includes a wide range of powerful inspection and measurement tools Robust & field-proven, with a broad installed base (over 3500 license in use worldwide)
5-axis corrections
Chuck offset, fixture height and fixture center-of-rotation (X,Y) offset
Software feature-detection tools
Extremely powerful “adaptive” software feature-detection tools are able to accurately find and locate features of interest (such as EDM-drilled holes) on different surfaces, with different reflectivity, at different viewing angles, etc.
Digital Read-Out (i.e. DRO)
Yes (on-screen)
Yes (with programmable region-of-interest)
High-resolution, digital (9 Megapixel)
Live video “refresh”
Real-time mathematical image processing, enhancement and correction
Multi-monitor display
Extended set of high-accuracy measurement tools
Sub-pixel accurate edge detection
Image annotation tools
Built-in SPC capabilities, with automatic numerical charts & PASS / FAIL graphs
Automatic data export to Excel™
Automatic data export to other applications
Yes (through Windows™ DDE and other mechanisms)
Built-in Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) support
Easy file data import & export
Automatic operation & program launch using the system’s barcode reader
Barcode reader Honeywell, industrial grade Supervisor-level / operator level password protection
Operating System
Windows™ 7
Built-in "F1 Help"
Power requirements
110V, 15 Amp
Operating Temperature
10 °C - 30 °C
Clear and easy-to-use documentation (both printed and electronic "pdf" format)
Support (by phone, fax & email)
Included for a full year
Free software updates
Included for a full year
1 year (complete)


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