We’ll be at the Metal Storm 2017 on October 4-5th, 2017 at Methods Machine Tools in Sudbury, MA.
Come see the VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator at the Meredith Machinery Grand Opening on May 17-18th, 2017 in Louisville, KY.
The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator’s new “Min/Max” software tool is the perfect solution for automatically aligning a part using a rotary stage. The tool can be setup to rotate the part and find the position that either minimizes or maximizes a dimension.
Common examples include the following:
With this new Min/Max tool, it’s extremely easy to setup an automated routine for the alignment of any kind of part. Also, results are extremely repeatable. This advanced tool uses high-order interpolation for very accurate subsampling. This means that the position of best alignment can be found very accurately, at any orientation (not just at the sampled orientations).
This new tool is completely integrated with all of the VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator’s other tools so that all of its results can easily be recoded, transmitted, databased, sent to Excel™ or any other data capture application, put in a report, etc…
This new Min/Max tool further increases the wide range of applications that can easily and reliably be solved using the VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator.
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400 Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators are now available in a horizontal configuration. These systems are state-of-the-art inspection and measurement systems in a compact desktop format. The systems feature a large measurement envelope (up to 12″ x 12″), 3 manual stages (X, Y, and Z), high-resolution precision optics, X/Y 0.25 micron resolution encoders, VisionGauge® OnLine software, and much more.
Note that you can obtain an updated product brochure (with specifications, etc) in .pdf format.
The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator has been featured in a number of different publications.
Quality Magazine: Automatic Inspection of Industrial and Gas Turbine Parts (November 2016)
Currently available to download in pdf format
Modern Machine Shop: Larger Digital Comparator Model with Trunnion-Table Design (July 2016)
Also available to download in pdf format
Quality Magazine: Optical Measurement: When & Why? (April 2015)
Quality Digest: Automatic Five-Axis Inspection of Aerospace Components (February 2015)
Also available to download in pdf format
ThomasNet News: VISIONx Digital Inspection System Unveiled at Metal Storm (June 2014)
Quality Magazine: Case Study: Greater Gains Through Digital Inspection (February 2012)
NASA Tech Briefs: Going ‘Digital’ Simplifies Medical Device Inspection (December 2011)
Manufacturing Engineering: Comparing Noncontact Measurement Approaches (November 2011)
ThomasNet News: Benefits of a Fully Digital Comparator for Inspection of Orthopedic Implants (August 2011)
Medical Design Briefs: The Fastest, Easiest, Most Accurate Way to Compare Parts to their CAD Data (June 2011)
Quality Magazine: 50 Years of Quality: Optical Comparators Go Digital (May 2011)
Quality Magazine: Case Study: The Fastest, Easiest, Most Accurate Way to Compare A Part to a CAD File (February 2011)
Quality Digest: Inside Metrology: VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator Now Available in Vertical Configuration (January 2011)
CNC West – QA & Fabrication: First Digital Optical Comparator (December 2010)
Canadian Metalworking: Technology Spotlight: Digital Optical Comparator (August 2010)
Quality Magazine: The VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator brings comparators into the digital era (July 2010)
ThomasNet: VISIONx Inc. Announces New Overlay-Free Optical Comparator (May 2010)
PRWeb: VisionGauge® Revolutionizes Optical Comparators (March 2010)
Quality Digest: The Revolution in Optical Comparators (February 2010)
ThomasNet: VISIONx Optical Character Recognition & Verification Systems Used in Industrial Automation (January 2010)
NASA Tech Briefs: Vision Advances Improve Optical Inspection (August 2008)
Publications featuring the VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator
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