Benchtop vision system functions in vertical, horizontal orientation

Benchtop vision system functions in vertical, horizontal orientation

November 8, 2017

The L.S. Starrett Company

Athol, Massachusetts –The L.S. Starrett Company’s HVR100-FLIP is a large field-of-vision (FOV) benchtop vision measurement system capable of being used in either a vertical or horizontal orientation, featuring a high-resolution digital video camera and minimal optical distortion for accurate FOV measurements of up to 90mm (3.65"). The FLIP was developed by Starrett Kinemetric Engineering Inc., a subsidiary of The L.S. Starrett Company.

The FLIP horizontal or vertical orientation feature lends itself to an extremely wide array of applications from flat parts such as gaskets and seals, to turned and threaded parts. The system can be easily changed from vertical to horizontal and back within minutes, and can be placed on most sturdy workbenches.

The Starrett HVR100-FLIP has a 24" LCD touch-screen monitor, a 348mm x 165mm (13.7" x 6.5") stationary top plate, and 165mm (6.5") optics travel with a motorized power drive for accommodating various part sizes and enhanced performance. An LED ring light provides surface illumination and LED backlight offers transmitted illumination.

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The main operator interface of the FLIPdisplays a live video image with software measurement tools and graphical digital reading of measurements. A part image can be resized using pan, zoom, and measurements by simply tapping a feature on the monitor screen. A wireless keyboard and pointing device are also provided for entering file names and targeting key functions. MetLogix M3 software includes 2D geometric functions such as points, lines, circles, arcs, rectangles, distances, slots, angles, and skew, and using the part design DXF/ CAD file digital overlay makes part inspection simple.

Additional features and options that offer enhanced measurement capability and increased throughput include:

  • Auto Part Recognition where the user simply places the part anywhere in the FOV without any fixturing and the system recognizes and inspects the part in a few seconds
  • Digital Comparator-DXF overlay
  • Profile Fitting
  • Thread Measurement