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Eagle-eyed inspection

Article-Eagle-eyed inspection

Accurate to within ±2 µm on matte surfaces and to ±10 µm on polished metal, and capable of achieving a point spacing resolution of 0.2 µm without pausing, Maxos optical noncontact inspection systems are eight times faster and more accurate than contact CMMs, according to their supplier, NVision (Southlake, TX). Maxos systems include a noncontact light probe, a bridge or horizontal gantry, and an optional turntable. NVision provides installation, custom programming, training, and maintenance.

Maxos systems collect data on individual points at a 100/sec rate. And, since there?s no ball probe and they?re not limited by ball offset geometry, they can inspect radiuses of less than 0.1 mm. Also, they can measure highly polished surfaces and mirror-finished surfaces without a coating.

They use up to seven axes and all can be controlled simultaneously, ensuring smooth, fast movement. Also, the system creates its own part measurement alignment based on an alignment file that compares cross-sections and features to a predefined design intent. Complete inspection reports are output in real time.?CK

NVision Inc.
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