Starrett’s automated inspection solutions at ATX Minneapolis

Starrett’s automated inspection solutions at ATX Minneapolis

October 20, 2022

The L.S. Starrett Company

Automated inspection capabilities, with The L.S. Starrett Co.'s metrology and force measurement systems, will be on display at ATX Minneapolis, November 2-3, 2022 in booth #1700 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Starrett video-based measurement systems combine high-resolution images, powerful intuitive software, and precision mechanical platforms to deliver superb accuracy and repeatable measurement results. Automatic edge detection or video edge detection removes operator subjectivity in locating edges of parts being measured, enabling go/no-go comparisons to an engineering design, with no need for Mylar overlays. This dramatically increases measurement throughput while eliminating operator subjectivity.

Starrett will feature several metrology systems ATX Minneapolis including:

  • HD400 Horizontal Dual Lens Comparator offering a two-lens mount, enabling instant switching between two magnifications lenses or video camera adapter.
  • Recently enhanced AVR300 Multi-Sensor Vision System, featuring the largest field of view (FOV) to date for Starrett and ideal for repetitive measurements and automatic comparison to CAD files.
  • HDV Horizontal Digital Video Comparator, which combines the best features of vision and optical comparator technology.

Starrett will also showcase its Force Testing Systems, highlighting the flexible architecture that enables the range of Starrett force and material testing software programs to be compatible with its different test frames. At ATX Minneapolis, Starrett will demonstrate its FMS Series test frame measuring the force to draw fluid in and out of a syringe. This application uses Starrett L2Plus software to capture peak and average load. Also, the Starrett FMM Computer-Based Force Testing Solution, which is compact and ideal for high volume, lean manufacturing production, will be featured. Starrett L1 software, ideal for quality control and incoming inspection, and engineered to meet the requirements for fast, efficient, high-volume production testing, will be demonstrated on the FMM frame. A wide variety of testing methods including load limit, distance, breaking limit, cyclic count, cyclic duration, constant load, and constant distance can be performed.

Starrett DFC Digital Handheld Force Gages will also be featured. The DFC Series is a revolutionary concept for force measurement via a handheld force gage. The DFC may be used as an advanced digital force gage and controller with Starrett FMM Force Testers and can serve as a universal interface where the user tests and can configure load limits, distance limits, break limits, crosshead travel direction, crosshead speed, and more.