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Starrett to Highlight Metrology Products, Special Gauges at Quality Show 2021

Booth No. 1120, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois, Oct. 26–28, 2021

Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 12:00

(The L.S. Starrett Co.: Athol, MA) -- The L.S. Starrett Co., a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems, and more, has announced it will be showcasing its latest vision systems, optical comparators, force measurement systems, and special gauging solutions at The Quality Show, Booth No. 1120 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois, from Oct. 26–28, 2021.

The Starrett AVR CNC Automatic Vision System will be among the metrology products featured at The Quality Show. Ideal for repetitive measurements and automatic comparison to CAD files, the AVR system is available with dedicated or interchangeable telecentric or zoom optics for micron-level resolution and accurate field-of-view (FOV) measurements. An entire small part up to 2 in. × 1.5 in. or a feature of a larger part can be seamlessly integrated with stage motion to measure parts with a length of up to 8 in. or 12 in. depending on the AVR model.

The Starrett HDV Horizontal Digital Video Comparator, which combines the best features of vision and optical comparator technology, will be demonstrated. Starrett HDV systems feature MetLogix M3 touchscreen software with the powerful M3 DXF/ FOV option pack. With this software, the HDV can import DXF CAD files over a network and make automatic 2D go/no-go comparisons to an engineering design by using video edge detection, with no need for Mylar overlays required with conventional optical comparators. This dramatically increases measurement throughput while eliminating operator subjectivity.

The popular Starrett HB400 Benchtop Optical Comparator with a long X-axis travel of 16 in. (400 mm) will be demonstrated at The Quality Show. Available with optical edge detection, the HB400 Benchtop model is a workhorse from the broad line of Starrett optical comparators, providing performance levels previously only available with floor standing machines.

The Starrett FMM-330 Computer-Based Force Testing Solution, which is compact and ideal for high-volume, lean manufacturing production, will also be featured. Starrett 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-330 frame. A wide variety of testing methods including load limit, distance, breaking limit, cyclic count, cyclic duration, constant load, and constant distance can be performed.

Starrett DFC Digital Handheld Force Gages will also be featured. The DFC Series is a revolutionary concept for force measurement via a handheld force gage. The DFC may be used as an advanced digital force gage 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.

In addition, Special Precision Gage Solutions will be demonstrated at the show. When a unique precision gage is needed for quality control, Starrett designs and manufactures custom gauging for the application at hand. For more than 50 years, Starrett has provided special gauging solutions to industries including medical, energy, aerospace, automotive, food packaging, high-technology plastics, and to NASA and over government agencies.

About The L.S. Starrett Company

Founded in 1880, and headquartered in Athol, MA U.S.A., The L.S. Starrett Company is a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, optical comparators and vision systems, and force and hardness testing solutions. Starrett also manufactures laser measurement systems, custom engineered granite solutions, custom gauging, band saw blades, power tool accessory saw blades, workshop tools, and jobsite tools. The Starrett brand is recognized throughout the world for exceptional quality and precision. Skilled personnel, superior products, manufacturing expertise, innovation, and excellent service and support have earned Starrett its reputation as the “World’s Greatest Toolmakers.” Starrett has more than 1,600 employees worldwide and annual sales exceeding $200 million. The company has six manufacturing locations in the United States, including facilities in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Minnesota, and California. Starrett also has three international manufacturing facilities. Plants are located in Brazil, Scotland, and China, in addition to distribution centers and offices located worldwide. The L.S. Starrett Company is publicly traded on the NYSE, symbol SCX.

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