Updated information for the extended-travel 5-axis 700 Series VisionGauge® machine

Please note that updated information is available for the extended-travel 5-axis 700 Series VisionGauge® machine.

This is a trunnion-based machine. It has a 24″ x 24″ x 24″ envelope and is designed to accommodate parts that weigh up to 100 lbs.

The 700 Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator 5-axis inspection and measurement system is the ideal solution for the automatic inspection of parts with complex geometries.
The 700 Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator 5-axis inspection and measurement system is the ideal solution for the automatic inspection of parts with complex geometries. The Extended 24″ x 24″ x 24″ travel machine with trunnion configuration for big and heavy parts is shown above.

 

Note that you can obtain an updated product brochure (with specifications, etc) in .pdf format.

Also, you can see a video about our 5-axis 700 Series VisionGauge® systems below:

The extended-travel 5-axis 700 Series VisionGauge® machine is the perfect solution for a number of applications, including the inspection of cooling holes in IGT (Industrial Gas Turbine) parts.

“A New Paradigm for Aero Engine Holes Inspection” – Case Study

A new “case study” article about the 5-axis 700 series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator has just appeared in the September 2015 edition of Manufacturing Engineering – Aerospace & Defense 2015 Yearbook:

A New Paradigm for Aero Engine Hole Inspection

In this case study, Paradigm Precision (a large aerospace sub-contractor to GE, UT, Rolls Royce and many others) explains how they are using the VisionGauge® system to carry out 100% inspection of cooling holes on a wide range of complex 5-axis parts, including blades, vanes and heat shields.

They mention that they are achieving a repeatability of +/-0.0001″.

You can also download the article in .pdf format.

The 700 Series 5-axis VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator inspecting various types of holes.
The 700 Series 5-axis VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator inspecting various types of holes.

“Automatic Inspection of Aerospace Components” – Article

Please note that a new article about the 5-axis 700 series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator has just appeared in the February 2015 edition of Quality Digest:

Automatic Inspection of Aerospace Components

You can also download the article in .pdf format.

The 700 Series VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator is a 5-axis inspection and measurement system that is ideal for parts with complex geometries such as aircraft engine turbine blade.
The 700 Series VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator is a 5-axis inspection and measurement system that is ideal for parts with complex geometries such as aircraft engine turbine blade.

Announcing a new product: the 400 Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator

 

We are very pleased to announce a new product: the 400 Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator.

This is a very cost-effective, full-featured system that has all of the advanced VisionGauge® software capabilities, including our patented CAD Auto-Align™ and CAD Auto-Pass/Fail™ tools. Furthermore, the 400 Series is a compact desktop system that still provides a full-sized working envelope.

The 400 Series provides the same accuracy as the 500 Series machine and can work with parts as large as those supported by standard-travel 500 Series machines. The main difference is that the 400 Series has manual X, Y and Z axes, a single monitor and a single-magnification 20X lens. As such, this system is especially well suited for lower volume and lower throughput applications.

Please see the brochure for more product information.

This new product will officially be launched at IMTS where we will be showing it for the first time. We look forward to seeing you there and showing you our growing range of products.

The 400 Series VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator with manual stage motion
The 400 Series VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator with manual stage motion

New 40X magnification for 300 Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator

 

Please note that we have developed a new 40X magnification of our 300 Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator.

This new higher-magnification configuration was developed to meet the requirements of various higher-magnification applications, such as the fast and accurate inspection and measurement of diamond Electrical Discharge Machined Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD) and Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN) cutting tool inserts.

Updated 300 Series literature may be found in .pdf format here.

VisionGauge 300-series Digital Optical Comparators are Field-of-View Systems that are ideal for smaller parts
VisionGauge 300-series Digital Optical Comparators are Field-of-View Systems that are ideal for smaller parts