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L.S. Starrett Co.

Metrology

Starrett to Feature Vision, Force Measurement Automation Capabilities at MD&M West

To be held Feb. 11–13, 2020, at Anaheim Convention Center, in the Automation Technology Expo

Published: Friday, January 3, 2020 - 16:48

(The L.S. Starrett Co.: Athol, MA) -- The L.S. Starrett Co., a global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gauges, metrology systems, and more, announces it will be featuring metrology and force measurement solutions with automation capabilities, as well as a wide range of precision measuring tools and gauges, at MD&M West in booth No. 4530 in the Automation Technology Expo (ATX) located at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, Feb. 11–13, 2020.

Starrett video-based measurement systems combine high-resolution images, powerful intuitive software, and precision mechanical platforms to deliver superb accuracy and repeatable measurement results for medical manufacturers’ precision measurement applications. The Starrett HDV300 Horizontal Digital Video Comparator, which combines the best features of vision and optical comparator technology, will be demonstrated.

The HDV300 has a uniquely designed interchangeable lens mounting system, go/no-go digital overlay capability directly from part CAD files, real-time video edge detection and more. Video edge detection allows real-time interaction of the imported file with the video image of the part being inspected.

The compact Starrett AVR CNC Automatic Vision Metrology System will also be demonstrated. Starrett AVR Systems are ideal for repetitive measurement and automatic comparison to CAD files and are available with interchangeable telecentric lenses for micron-level resolution and accurate field-of-view measurements. MetLogix M3 software capabilities include 3-axis measurements and 2D geometric constructs (points, lines, angles, rectangles), and the systems are touch-probe compatible.

The Starrett HB400 Horizontal Benchtop Optical Comparator will also be featured, offering a time tested, cost effective solution for noncontact measurement. The HB400 has a 16 in. screen; 16 in. fast, traverse X-axis travel, 6 in. Y-axis travel, quick-change bayonet mount lenses, Q-axis digital protractor with angular measurements to 1 minute resolution, and the choice of powerful MetLogix Digital Metrology readouts, M1, M2, and M3 software control systems, and optional computer numerical control (CNC).

A range of Starrett Force Measurement Systems will also be featured including Starrett DFC Digital Handheld Force Gages. The DFC Series is a revolutionary concept for force measurement via a handheld force gauge. The DFC may be used as an advanced digital force gauge 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.

Starrett FMM Frame Force Testers, which are compact and ideal for high-volume, lean manufacturing production, will also be featured. 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 frames. Also shown on an FMM frame, L3 software is optimal for users involved with material testing and characterization, research and design engineers, quality control and test technicians, and others.

Among the force measurement demonstrations will be a newly designed rotary-table spring-force tester. The system is set to automatically test multiple springs in a single setup without the need for additional operator input as required if springs are tested one by one. The batch testing approach saves time and increases efficiency, while freeing up the operator to attend to other jobs. The rotary-table spring-force tester features L2 Plus software, providing an easy-to-use, yet comprehensive solution for complex force analysis and measurement

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The L.S. Starrett Co., founded in 1880, manufactures more than 5,000 variations of precision tools, gauges, measuring instruments, and saw blades for industrial, professional, and consumer markets worldwide. Starrett, a company that has set the standard for fine precision tools in industry for more than 123 years, has rightfully earned the title “World’s Greatest Toolmakers.”