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Illuminating the Objective of Vision Measurement

The way a vision system detects and collects data points can be a mystery to some.  A vision system is a non-contact, non-destructive method for dimensional measurement and has the ability to “see” the features of interest vs. tactile measurement methods.  The vision probe converts an image to a digital signal via a CCD camera and a frame grabber.  This method allows vision machines to perform programmatic edge detection, auto focusing and pattern recognition.

During this webinar we will go over topics including the benefits of gray-scale measurement, high-resolution measurement and the composite coordinate system.

Illuminating the Objective of Vision Measurement

The way a vision system detects and collects data points can be a mystery to some. A vision system is a non-contact, non-destructive method for dimensional measurement and has the ability to “see” the features of interest vs. tactile measurement methods. The vision probe converts an image to a digital signal via a CCD camera and a frame grabber. This method allows vision machines to perform programmatic edge detection, auto focusing and pattern recognition.

Mitutoyo America’s 0.1 μm Digital Micrometer

Mitutoyo’s High Accuracy Digital Micrometer on TechCorner.

This weeks feature is Mitutoyo America Corporation’s High-Accuracy Digimatic Digital Micrometer, the first micrometer to offer 0.1 μm resolution measurement. Now high-accuracy measurement can be had in a convenient, handheld tool.

Features:

Enabling 0.1μm resolution measurement, this micrometer is ideal for customers who need to make highly accurate measurements with a hand-held tool. The High-Accuracy Digimatic Micrometer utilizes Mitutoyo’s innovative 0.1μm resolution ABS (absolute) rotary sensor and high-accuracy screw machining technology to reduce the instrumental error to ±0.5μm, delivering higher accuracy without sacrificing operability.

A highly rigid frame and high-performance constant-force mechanism enable more stable measurement, while the clicks emitted while the workpiece is being measured assures the operator that measurement is proceeding normally.

Body heat transferred to the instrument is reduced by a (removable) heat shield, minimizing the error caused by thermal expansion of the frame when performing handheld measurements.

NIST – The Digital Thread: Stitching Together the Next Industrial Revolution

Along the path from design to manufacture, a lot of information gets passed from computer to computer and machine to machine. Figuring out how a product’s design and manufacturing information can be authored, exchanged and processed without errors is critical. NIST is playing a key role in this “digitization” of manufacturing with its Digital Thread for Smart Manufacturing project, which would help businesses of all sizes make the most of the revolution.

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