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(Vision Engineering: Woking, UK) -- May 14, 2019, saw the launch of the LVC400, the first fully automated 3-axis video measurement system from Vision Engineering.

Ideal for measuring large components or multiple small components, quickly, easily, and accurately, LVC400 offers faster measurement, high accuracy levels, and benefits from Vision Engineering’s consistent focus on ease of use for all its products.

Offering a larger (400 × 300mm) stage than comparably priced products, LVC400 offers large measuring capacity and fully automated movement in all 3 axes, making component measurement faster. Nonstop measurement routines are possible through programs which can have magnification changes built in.

Additionally, multiple components can be loaded onto the stage and measured easily and automatically in a single program. The system is preprogramable or can be driven using the supplied joystick for rapid, one off measurements.

Highly accurate

LVC400 features a high-resolution 5MP USB3 camera with granite base for extra stability and a precision X-Y stage, making it the most accurate large-format measuring system from Vision Engineering to date. LVC400 also supports the use of a touch probe in all three axes for measuring complex features and other 3D forms.

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(Vision Engineering: Woking, UK) -- Vision Engineering will today unveil a revolutionary, globally patented, digital 3D stereoscopic display technology at the Control trade fair in Stuttgart, Germany.

Vision Engineering’s Deep Reality Viewer (DRV) creates stereo, high-definition 3D images without using a monitor, or requiring operators to wear headsets or specialist glasses. Instead, images “float” in front of a mirror.

DRV offers users the well-known Vision Engineering advantages of ergonomics and optimized user interfaces, while ensuring full interaction with other local or remote users and other tools, PCs, and complementary analytical equipment.

Vision Engineering anticipates that this unique, first-to-market device will be particularly valuable to organizations that model and test components in 3D, as well as facilitating improvements in manufacturing processes such as PCB inspection and reworking. DRV has the particular advantage for multisite companies of offering real-time, full HD 3D stereo images to multiple users in different locations at the same time (commonly known as “daisy chaining”).

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(Vision Engineering Inc.: New Milford, CT) -- Vision Engineering announces the EVO Cam ll, a digital microscope designed with new features to improve image quality and enhance user productivity. 

Major enhancements include the system’s ability to offer up to 300x optical magnification, 12x digital zoom (combined magnification up to 3600x), customizable overlays to aid inspection, up to 10 pre-set setting for reduced set-up time and the option to save images wirelessly. In addition, a newly designed user interface, allows for ease of use and more control over the camera settings.

The EVO Cam ll comes equipped with dimensioning capabilities using a grid overlay in the X and Y axis. The large zoom range allows users to measure different sized components without the need for multiple systems. When using a custom pre-set, the user can save different calibrations at set zoom positions for rapid dimensioning results.  

Like the successful EVO Cam, launched in 2015, EVO Cam ll is built with quality optics expected from Vision Engineering and captures live video streaming and high quality images at full-HD 1080p/60fps, resulting in no motion blur when manipulating samples.

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(Vision Engineering: New Milford, CT) -- Mantis Elite-Cam HD brings image and video-capture capabilities to the outstanding optical performance of the Mantis family of “eyepiece-less” stereo microscopes. Vision Engineering, a global manufacturer of unique ergonomic stereo microscopes and noncontact measuring systems, has been recognized as one of the world’s most innovative and dynamic microscope companies since its formation in 1958—especially to those in the electronics, plastics, automotive, aerospace, medical, defense, life science, and dental markets looking for a fatigue-free solution that increases throughput for goods in production, quality assurance, or final inspection.

The Mantis Elite-Cam HD is bundled with easy-to-use uEye software, and together with its integrated HD USB camera allows for easy image capture and annotations. The patented optical technology offers fatigue-free viewing and superb image quality throughout the magnification range (up to 20x). With superior ergonomics and resolution, users achieve superb hand-eye coordination for inspection and manipulation tasks.

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(Vision Engineering: Surrey, UK) -- Vision Engineering Ltd. has developed Hawk, a noncontact measurement system that is the first to offer both a true optical image display combined with fully-automatic video edge detection. Both of these technologies have been available individually but never before as a combined package.

Hawk can be run manually, motorized, or in fully automatic mode. For rapid product changeover, manual operation allows for quick setup in any measurement task. For high-volume throughput, automation allows repeated, objective inspection much faster than manual measurement. In between these extremes, there are a host of application areas that benefit from partial automation (e.g., where components cannot be automatically checked or where product variety makes multiple measurement routines impractical). Hawk allows both techniques to be used in one system, and this opens up many opportunities where, previously, either technology alone would have been insufficient.

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(Vision Engineering: Surrey, UK) -- Vision Engineering Ltd. has developed Hawk, a noncontact measurement system that is the first to offer both a true optical image display combined with fully-automatic video edge detection. Both of these technologies have been available individually but never before as a combined package.

Hawk can be run manually, motorized, or in fully automatic mode. For rapid product changeover, manual operation allows for quick setup in any measurement task. For high-volume throughput, automation allows repeated, objective inspection much faster than manual measurement. In between these extremes, there are a host of application areas that benefit from partial automation (e.g., where components cannot be automatically checked or where product variety makes multiple measurement routines impractical). Hawk allows both techniques to be used in one system, and this opens up many opportunities where, previously, either technology alone would have been insufficient.

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From its humble beginnings as a music carrier, the compact disc (CD)—and later the digital versatile disc (DVD)—is now entering its third generation for the high-definition market as HD DVDs or Blu-ray. However, one thing that must stay consistent throughout these evolutions is the high-quality production of these polycarbonate replicas.

CDs are a part of nearly everyone’s life, and they have become versatile enough for us to store data, copy data, and, on occasion, use as coasters. This is generally common knowledge, but how many of us are aware of the production method for CDs and how this can affect the disc’s overall quality and its output.

CDs or any optical disc format are made from polycarbonate that has been injection molded to reproduce the exact profile of the disc’s data. Before the molten granules of polymer are fed into an injection molding machine from the hopper, the injection molder is set with a nickel master called a stamper. This is a critical part of the process, because if the stamper is anything less than perfect, the whole batch of CDs (which could be thousands) could be wasted.

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(Vision Engineering: Surrey, United Kingdom) -- Vision Engineering Ltd.’s Falcon incorporates more than 50 years of optical experience in a high-accuracy, three-axis noncontact video measuring system suitable for shop-floor quality control and manufacturing inspection applications with a compact footprint.

It provides fast and accurate three-axis measurement of routine and complex precision component parts. From simple, single-feature operation to multipoint video-edge detection measurements, Falcon combines simplicity with accuracy and repeatability.

The simplicity of Falcon allows consistent results to be obtained no matter how many operators use the system. Its features include:
• Three-axis video measuring system
• Best-in-class performance with advanced capabilities
• Powerful, intuitive, and affordable
• High-resolution indexed zoom optics
• Large field of view
• Progressive motorized z-axis control
• Factory-completed nonlinear error correction (NLEC) and segmented linear error correction (SLEC) calibration traceable to international standards for the purposes of ISO 9001

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(Vision Engineering: New Milford, CT) -- Vision Engineering will be showcasing their new and exciting products at MACH 2010, June 7–11, in Birmingham, United Kingdom, including the new Falcon video measuring solution with computer numeric controlled (CNC) option, and the Mantis Elite-Cam—an award winning stereo inspection system with “eyepieceless” viewing head—now with a built-in camera for digital image capture, and on-screen measurement software.

The new Falcon video measuring solution with CNC is a powerful yet compact machine with CAD import and export facility and advanced data analysis including PC software integration. It is ideal for a wide range of measuring applications including three-axis measurement of precision-machined component parts. With touch-screen technology, the Falcon can be programmed easily and quickly to enable accurate, repeatable, and reproducible measurements in microns; and the CNC capability allows users to benefit from an automated measurement facility. Also benefitting from calibrated stages, quadrant LED illumination, and progressive motorized z-axis, the Falcon 5000 with CNC is a valuable and capable machine to have in any quality control department.

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(Vision Engineering: England) -- The new Falcon 300, a powerful three-axis noncontact video measuring system, incorporates more than 50 years of proven optical experience.

Vision Engineering has packed massive technical capabilities into a compact, small footprint system, suitable for shop floor quality control and manufacturing inspection applications, yet delivering performance you would expect to find on systems many times the price.

With a focus on accuracy, Falcon employs high-resolution indexed zoom optics (up to 100× magnification) to provide enhanced component edge definition, with a unique indexed-camera iris control to reduce depth of field, increasing accuracy and repeatability of Z-axis results (a common complaint of video systems).

Even as a compact unit, Falcon incorporates many more advanced features, designed to simplify operation and increase accuracy, including motorized Z-axis control and controllable quadrant LED illumination.