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Vision Engineering Falcon Video Measuring System

Providing fast and accurate measurement, the Falcon is a 3-axis non-contact video measuring system suited to both shop-floor quality control and manufacturing inspection applications.

Key Features and Benefits

  • High repeatable accuracy, 3-axis video measuring machine
  • Powerful and intuitive, delivering accurate results with confidence
  • High resolution indexed zoom optics offer precision and flexibility
  • Large field of view for easy sample orientation
  • Factory-completed NLEC* and SLEC** calibration
  • Next generation 'touch-to-measure' measurement software
  • Up to 150mm x 150mm precision measuring stage

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Specifications

Measurement Uncertainty

  • (X,Y) 150mm x 100mm measuring stage
    Uncertainty formula U952D = 7+(6.5L/1000)µm, where L = length in mm, using controlled conditions.
  • (X,Y) 150mm x 150mm measuring stage
    Uncertainty formula U952D = 4+(5.5L/1000)µm, where L = length in mm, using controlled conditions.
  • (X,Y) 150mm x 150mm CNC measuring stage
    Uncertainty formula U952D = 4+(5.5L/1000)µm, where L = length in mm, using controlled conditions.
  • (Z)
    Z-axis accuracy 10µm, using highest available magnification under controlled conditions.

Video camera

  • 1.3MP colour CMOS camera with 5-position indexed zoom (5:1 ratio) and iris aperture control.
  • Camera Iris-5-position indexed camera iris allowing increased Z-axis accuracy and enhanced component edge definition.
  • Zoom Indexing- Repeatable 5-position indexed zoom.

Zoom Magnification Range

Magnification range

10x - 50x

20x – 100x

Maximum field of view

13.5mm

6.75mm

Minimum field of view

2.7mm

1.35mm

Working distance

91mm

61mm


Measuring Stage

Precision measuring stage, with factory-set Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) calibration as standard.

Size options:

  • 150mm x100mm
  • 150mm x150mm
  • 150mm x150mm CNC

Software

Touch2measure technology

'Touch-to-measure' means that in addition to conventional mouse control, you can 'pinch' to zoom, 'swipe' to pan across an image and 'touch' to take a measurement.

You can even trace your finger around a complex shape to 'see' the feature.

Icon-based touch-screen control provides users with smartphone familiarity, with a Windows 7-based operating system allows for simple integration with applications such as Microsoft Excel (not included), or connection to network printers etc.

With simplicity at its core, 'touch-to-measure' software can be used by shift workers or advanced users alike, simplifying work steps, reducing operator errors, while minimising training requirements.

Software options for Falcon measuring machine

M3 ‘touch to measure’ software

  • Simple yet powerful feature measurement
  • Touch screen operation
  • No multiple menu software options to distract the operator
  • CAD like Part View mark-up for easy inspection of the measured data
  • Multiple video tools to match the job in hand, from cross hair to full video edge detection
  • DC or Direct Compare option to allow simple CAD import of overlay drawings to check those complex geometric parts for a simple Go/No Go decision

IK5300 Advanced metrology software

For the power users who require advanced software features such as:

  • Custom formulas, conditional programming
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) or RUNS databases (for long-term tracking of component performance)
  • Full Profiling feature including ‘auto-tracing (worming)’ operation on CNC systems
  • 3D feature measurement like, Cones and Planes etc

Overview

The Falcon video measuring machine provides fast and accurate measurement of both routine and complex precision parts, suitable for shop-floor and manufacturing inspection applications. Available with manual, CNC and touch probe options.

 Applications

- Plastic parts (connectors, tubing, moulding)
- Medical device implants (stents, hearing aids)
- Machined parts for aerospace, automotive, military
- General precision engineering
- Watchmaking 

Small Footprint, Big Impact

Companies worldwide choose the Falcon to help improve production quality, reduce costs, and improve productivity.

High resolution optics, a precision measuring stage and industry-leading software make the Falcon the ideal solution for measuring small, intricate parts, quickly and accurately.

With space at a premium, the Falcon doesn't take up much room, yet can make a big difference to your operation.

Advanced Features as Standard

The Falcon includes as standard both camera and substage iris aperture control, motorised Z-axis movement, controllable quadrant LED illumination and both high and low magnification lens options.

Quality & Design

Falcon incorporates over 50 years of proven optical experience in a powerful 3-axis non-contact video measuring machine.

Precision manufactured in the EU, it has been designed to cope with the demands of a busy production environment.

All controls feature a soft-touch silicone finish, ergonomically positioned to reduce hand and body movement and resulting fatigue.