Video measuring microscope uses indexed camera iris control

APRIL 22, 2009--The Falcon three-axis noncontact video measuring system is suitable for both multiuser shop-floor use and advanced manufacturing inspection applications.

APRIL 22, 2009--The Falcon three-axis noncontact video measuring system is suitable for both multiuser shop-floor use and advanced manufacturing inspection applications. It employs high-resolution indexed zoom optics (up to 100X magnification) to provide enhanced component edge definition, with an indexed camera iris control to reduce depth of field, intended to increase accuracy and repeatability of Z-axis results. Automatic video edge detection ensures reproducible measurement results. The measuring stage provides a measurement capacity up to 150 x 150 x 125 mm (X, Y, Z) and includes factory-completed NLEC calibration as standard.
Vision Engineering
Woking, UK
www.visioneng.com

-- Posted by Carrie Meadows, Vision Systems Design, www.vision-systems.com

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PRESS RELEASE

New Falcon video measuring microscope flies into production ...

With over 50 years of proven optical experience, Vision Engineering has packed massive technical capabilities into the new Falcon 3-axis non-contact video measuring system, delivering performance you would expect to find on systems many times the price.

Designed to be simple, but powerful, accurate, but affordable, Falcon is suitable for both multi-user shop-floor use and advanced manufacturing inspection applications, delivering accurate results with complete confidence.

Focusing on accuracy, Falcon employs high resolution indexed zoom optics (up to 100x magnification) to provide enhanced component edge definition, with a unique indexed camera iris control to reduce depth of field, increasing accuracy and repeatability of Z-axis results, a common complaint of video systems.

Even as a compact unit with a small footprint, Falcon incorporates many more advanced features, designed to simplify operation and increase accuracy, including controllable quadrant LED illumination and motorized Z-axis control.

Vision Engineering's renowned precision measuring stages provide a measurement capacity of up to 150 x 150 x 125mm (X, Y, Z) and include factory-completed NLEC calibration, as standard.

With a powerful, yet intuitive touch-screen colour display, the built-in simplicity means that expensive training costs are minimised, with automatic video edge detection ensuring reproducible measurement results, irrespective of the operator.

Falcon will receive its worldwide launch at Control, Stuttgart, Germany (Hall 7 / 7400), with appearances at worldwide tradeshows thereafter.

Company Details

Vision Engineering designs and manufactures eyepieceless and expanded pupil microscopes for laboratory and industrial applications. Established in 1958, more than 300,000 systems have been installed world-wide for inspection and measurement tasks. Company headquarters are based in Woking, UK with manufacturing facilities in the US and UK. Regional offices are located throughout North America, Japan, Europe and Southeast Asia.

Vision Engineering Ltd.
Monument House, Monument Way West
Woking, Surrey, GU21 5EN
England

E-mail: generalinfo@visioneng.com
Website: www.visioneng.com

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