Vision Systems - Eclipse Metrology

By: Eclipse Metrology  09-12-2011

  • VuMaster is a manual 2D vision system with a massive difference.

    Due to the newly patented Colourmap™ scale system, the VuMaster does not have a conventional stage or encoders – just a floating measuring camera that moves anywhere in the measuring range. The result is fast, accurate, ‘non contact’ measurement over a much larger measuring range – 400mm x 300mm to be exact!

    Because the camera moves and the part stays still, there is often no need for expensive and time consuming work holding devices.

    VuMaster is either operated manually or inspection routines can be recorded and stored. When played back, these ‘programs’ guide the operator through a pre-defined inspection procedure recreating the same lighting conditions and using ‘Video Edge Detection’ to automatically ’capture’ feature data.

    Finally, a report is generated in the form of a fully dimensioned drawing of the measured part.

  • The highly successful Venture range includes both manual and full CNC systems that cover two standard measuring ranges:

    The VI-2510 has a 250mm x 125mm x 165mm X,Y,Z measuring capacity and the VI-3030 has 300mm x 300mm x 165mm.

    The original design brief was to bring together high-end software functionality with a proven mechanical design at a competitive price. With over 20 years experience as a manufacturer of vision systems and over 75 years in metrology, Baty have built up a sound knowledge of vision application requirements.

    Whether manual or CNC, we believe the newly revised Venture range includes more functionality as standard than any other vision system package on the market.

  • Venture AB3-V
    This model features Baty’s powerful Fusion software with full 3D functionality. The measured part can now be dimensioned in all three projections showing true 3D results.

    Touch Probe
    The popular Renishaw Touch probe option often helps to solve complex 3D measurement applications. Fusion allows the use of both touch probe and camera measurements in the same inspection so that features that are out of the camera’s view can be measured without re-positioning the part.

    As with all Ventures, a high precision zoom lens is featured as standard. This manual version has 6 preset zoom positions which provide a magnification range from approx. 30x – 200x which can be extended with the use of auxiliary lenses. Each preset position is pre-calibrated enabling the user to quickly select the optimum magnification for each measurement and continue measuring.

    Easy Reporting
    In addition to a graphical representation of the measured part, detailed reports can be instantly created showing the feature name, nominal dimension, actual, error, upper and lower limits and a green pass or red fail label for each measured dimension in tabulated format. Geometric tolerance details can also be displayed along with a thumbnail view of the part and batch/customer information. The entire report can be duplicated as an Excel workbook for email.

  • Venture CNC models take the power of fusion software one stage further by completely automating the inspection process. Now advanced features like scanning and best fitting can be done quickly without taking up the time of skilled operators.

    CNC programming is a simple teach and repeat process. Just measure the part once and a full CNC program is created automatically. The zoom lens can also be controlled so that magnification changes are all recorded into the program.

    Large measurement Volume
    The use of a touch probe is optimised on a CNC system. Measurements from data points taken using the touch probe can be combined with those taken using video edge detection for optimum speed and reduced inspection times.

    A probe changer rack can be installed so that probe modules fitted with a variety of pre-calibrated styli can also be used in the same inspection. When a change of stylus is required, the system automatically puts the current probe module back in the rack and picks up the next to continue the inspection process.

    When programming using the touch probe, use only the minimum points required to define each element. Then simply edit in the optimum number of points for each element. The new probe path is then automatically created when the program is played, cutting down both programming and inspection time.

  • The Venture Plus range includes all of the standard Venture features with a little more.. measuring range that is.

    Large Measurement Volume
    The Venture Plus is available in three models:
    VP-6460 with 640mm x 600mm x 250mm measuring range
    VP-6490 with 640mm x 900mm x 250mm measuring range
    VP-100150 with 1000mm x 1500mm x 400mm measuring range

    The bridge type construction is all aluminium resulting in low inertia and low thermal mass. Air bearings are used on all axes and a granite Y beam is used for increased accuracy. This ensures that the machine will expand and contract uniformly with temperature changes ensuring minimal distortion and subsequent errors. Ambient temperature can be compensated for within the Fusion software making Venture Plus ideal for use on the shop floor.

    Complete with our standard zoom optics and lighting, Venture Plus offers the same level of camera based functionality as every other Venture.

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