Disk Inspection & Measurement System Digital Optical Comparators
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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!
Features & Benefits
5 axes of motion (X, Y, Z, Rotary, Tilt) to properly view slots at all angles, increment from slot-to-slot, etc.
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
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
X, Y and Z axes: high-accuracy preloaded crossed-roller movement / A & B axes: precision worm gear with high-accuracy preloaded crossed-roller movement
Optical (for high repeatability)
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)
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.
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)
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 (with programmable region-of-interest)
High-resolution, digital (9 Megapixel)
Live video “refresh”
Real-time mathematical image processing, enhancement and correction
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