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L.S. Starrett Co.


Starrett Introduces High-Performance Automatic Vision System

Extended travel AV450 offers maximum throughput and versatility for repetitive, large-part inspection

Published: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 12:00

(The L.S. Starrett Company: Athol, MA) -- The L.S. Starrett Company, a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems, and more, has introduced its AV450 Automatic Vision System. Versatile, accurate, fast, and American made, the new three-axis vision system allows users to cost-effectively achieve high throughput in their inspection process, and is ideal for both repetitive, larger part-run applications and routine quality assurance.

Featuring a larger X, Y, Z measuring envelope of 18 in. × 14 in. × 8 in. (457 mm × 356 mm × 203 mm), the Starrett AV450 has high-resolution video zoom optics, and it can be preprogrammed, computer numerically controlled (CNC) for repetitive part inspection or driven manually via a trackball for individual measurements. With its highly stable mechanical design and precision linear bearings, smooth stage motion, maximum performance and throughput is easily attainable. Throughput is further enhanced by either QC5000 or MetLogix M3 software that controls video edge detection and multiple-channel fiber optic or LED illumination. Computer-controlled Quadrant (LED) ring lighting, sub-stage lighting, and optional through-the-lens lighting meets the most challenging illumination requirements.

Click here for more details on the Starrett AV450

Accuracy of the Starrett AV450 Automatic Vision System is 2.5 + 5L/1000 and reading resolution is 4 µin (0.1 µm). Magnification on a 24-in. monitor, 1:1 pixel setting is 37x to 240x 6.5:1 zoom and 25x to 300x with a 12:1 zoom. The system has a 1.3 mega-pixel, color, digital video camera and a precision granite base.

The AV450 has an external motion control unit and includes a Windows-based operating system with an operator interface via a desktop PC with a 24-in. touch-screen monitor, as well as Wi-Fi network connectivity. CAD files can be imported/exported, and reports can be generated and archived. M3 metrology software supports three-axis measurements and 2D geometric constructs (such as points, lines, angles, rectangles, and slots) and corrections for level, skew, and datum origin. Touch-screen functionality with a pinch, swipe, and touch provides intuitive operation for all users.

Options for the AV450 include a Renishaw touch-probe kit, Optimet laser probe, 0.5x, 1.5x, and 2.0x auxiliary lenses, an LED dark-field quadrant illuminator, and a DXF/field-of-view option for automatic comparison to CAD files. Other options include a CNC rotary axis fixture, touch-probe change rack, calibration standards, part fixtures and work-holding devices.

For more information on the AV450 Automatic Vision System visit http://www.starrett.com/metrology/product-detail/AV450 or contact Mark Arenal at (949) 348–1213, marenal@starrett.com, or contact The L.S. Starrett Company, 121 Crescent Street, Athol, MA 01331 USA, telephone: (978) 249-3551, fax: (978) 249-8495, email: general@starrett.com, internet: http://www.starrett.com.


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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.”