Optical measuring system - May, 08

Digital Precision Corp. (Huntington Beach, Calif.) has developed the OneTouch, an optical measuring system that is said to offer fast and accurate dimensional analysis. It is designed to provide micron-level accuracy and includes the company’s new Field of View (FOV) measuring device that automates the measuring

Digital Precision Corp. (Huntington Beach, Calif.) has developed the OneTouch, an optical measuring system that is said to offer fast and accurate dimensional analysis. It is designed to provide micron-level accuracy and includes the company’s new Field of View (FOV) measuring device that automates the measuring process and eliminates the need for traditional gauging. Standard and configurable screen overlay targets and a movable crosshair/DRO are used in combination with geometric edge acquisition tools to maximize measuring versatility and capability. A pattern-matching utility fully automates part orientation, eliminating the need for manual part alignment. Other features include telecentric optics, a high-resolution digital camera and programmable illumination (both episcopic and backlight), which produce digital images on a 20-inch LCD monitor. Measuring results and images can be stored in the system’s internal memory and/or an internal CD-ROM, or they can be transmitted via network or e-mail or, alternatively, they can be output to a printer or other external device.