The  HDV Horizontal Digital Video Comparators combine the best features of a horizontal optical comparator and a vision metrology system. The HDV is configured like a traditional horizontal comparator. The workstage is the same as the Starrett field-proven comparators. The heart of the HDV system centers on a uniquely patented designed interchangeable lens mounting system coupled to a hi-resolution 5 mega-pixel digital video camera. The system is available with a choice of seven telecentric lenses for micron-level resolution and optical distortion as low as 0.001% for accurate field-of-view (FOV) measurements. With MetLogix™ M3 software, DXF CAD files can be imported and 2D Go/No-Go digital overlays can be developed directly from the CAD files. Video edge detection (VED) allows real-time interaction of the imported file with the video image of the part being inspected. Productivity, speed and accuracy are all enhanced. Systems are available in manual or CNC control.

HDV 300 Horizontal Benchtop Vision System

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    • Steel and aluminum construction with hard anodized stage tooling plate and riser
    • 21.3" x 5.1" (540mm x 130mm) workstage
    • 110lbs (50kg) maximum load capacity
    • 2" (51mm) of focus travel
    • Manual  X-Y and focus positioning via hand wheels or CNC with joystick and trackball positioning
    • Heidenhain glass scales for 20µin (0.5µm) X and Y resolution
    • LED illumination for surface and profile lighting
    • 5 mega-pixel color video camera (2448 x 2058 pixels)
    • Software and part image displayed on 24" (60cm) touch-screen color monitor (1920 x 1080 pixels)