Three axis auto vision system
- February 3, 2019
The L.S. Starrett Company has introduced the AV450 Automatic Vision System.
The new three axis vision system allows users to boost inspection throughput and is designed for repetitive, larger part run applications as well as routine quality assurance.
Featuring a larger X,Y,Z measuring envelope of 18" x 14" x 8" (457 mm x 356 mm x 203 mm), the AV450 has high resolution video zoom optics and it can be pre-programmed (CNC) for repetitive part inspection, or driven manually via a trackball for individual measurements. A stable mechanical design, precision linear bearings and smooth stage motion help to improve performance and throughput. Throughput is also enhanced by either QC5000 or MetLogix M3 software that controls video edge detection and multiple channel fibre optic or LED illumination. Computer controlled Quadrant (LED) ring lighting, sub-stage lighting, and optional through the lens lighting meet any illumination requirements.
The accuracy of the AV450 Automatic Vision System is 2.5 + 5L/1000 and reading resolution is 4 µin (0.1µm). Magnification on a 24” monitor, 1:1 pixel setting is 37x to 240x 6.5:1 zoom and 25x to 300x with a 12:1 zoom. The system has a 1.3 megapixel colour digital video camera and a precision granite base.
The AV450 has an external motion control unit and includes a Windows-based operating system with an operator interface via a desktop PC with a 24” touchscreen monitor, as well as Wi-Fi network connectivity. CAD files can be imported/exported and reports can be generated and archived. M3 metrology software supports three axis measurements and 2D geometric constructs (such as points, lines, angles, rectangles and slots) and corrections for level, skew and datum origin. Touchscreen functionality with a pinch, swipe and touch provides intuitive operation for all users.
Options include a Renishaw touch probe kit, Optimet laser probe, 0.5x, 1.5x and 2.0x auxiliary lenses, an LED dark field quadrant illuminator and a DXF/ field of view option for automatic comparison to CAD files. Other options include a CNC rotary axis fixture, touch probe change rack, calibration standards, part fixtures and workholding devices.