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Unique Benchtop Vision System Offers Large Field-of-View, Auto Part Recognition and Powerful Measurement Tools

The L.S. Starrett Company has introduced the HVR100-FLIP, an innovative new large field-of-vision (FOV) Benchtop Vision Measurement System that is capable of being used in either a vertical or horizontal orientation, features a high-resolution digital video camera and minimal optical distortion for accurate FOV measurements of up to 90mm (3.65").

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 over from vertical to horizontal and back within minutes, and can be placed on most sturdy workbenches.

The compact 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.

The main operator interface of the FLIP displays 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 utilizing 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:

"The HVR100-FLIP video based measurement system is rugged and innovative, as equally effective on the manufacturing floor as it is in the Quality lab. The design structure allows for work handling and part fixturing and an operator interface typical of an Optical Comparator and Vision Metrology system, to measure parts in a progressive, efficient and practical way," said Mark Arenal, General Manager at Starrett Kinemetric Engineering.

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