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At Control 2014 on 6–9 May 2014 in Stuttgart, Nikon Metrology will launch the Inexiv VMA-4540V and 4540 CNC video measuring systems. Both systems provide a wide field of view, easy operation and allow the measurement of large and tall mechanical parts.

Inexiv CNC video measuring systems automatically inspect the dimensions of a variety of precision components and electrical parts using optical measuring and image processing technologies. By precisely detecting the edges of the sample using CCD camera images and data processing, the measurement of complex shapes is possible.

The VMA-4540V/4540 offers a larger measurement stroke than the Inexiv VMA-2520. The VMA-4540V is for video measurement only, while the VMA-4540 additionally provides optional touch-probing capability.

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Key product features and benefits

  • The 450 x 400 x 200mm stroke of the stage supports high-speed measurement of large printed substrates and tall plastic injection-moulded parts, as well as the mass inspection of multiple parts simultaneously, resulting in a significant reduction in inspection costs.
  • A field of view of up to 13 x 10mm (at 0.35x) makes the search and alignment of measuring targets easy. A high-quality Apochromat objective lens with high NA (0.11) and low distortion has been specially designed for the Inexiv series, providing crisp, clear images.
  • The VMA-4540V/4540 is equipped with episcopic, diascopic and eight-segment ring LED illuminators to suit the sample shape. Combining these illuminators and adjusting light intensity and direction makes accurate detection of low-contrast edges possible.
  • It is equipped with repeatable vision AF that allows high-speed, high-precision focusing of sample surfaces or edges, reference-plane settings and height/depth measurement. Non-contact measurement using vision AF has the benefit that it does not damage or deform parts.
  • Laser AF is available as an option, enabling height measurement of flat surfaces with high repeatability at any magnification or depth of focus.
  • The VMA-4540 is touch-probe ready and can accommodate optional Renishaw TP20 or TP200 touch probes. They enable the measurement of 3D parts when video measuring methods cannot be used, such as lengths and angles in areas that cannot be seen from above. Video measurement and touch-probe measurement can be easily combined using a single teaching file.

Nikon Metrology yields the most complete and innovative metrology offering. Our reliable and innovative metrology solutions respond to the advanced and time-restricted inspection requirements of manufacturers active in consumer, automotive, aerospace, electronics, medical and other industries.

The following products lines are now available in the portfolio:

Co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs)

Designed and manufactured with a heritage of more than 45 years’ experience and expertise, LK CMM’s deliver the ability to perform dimensional, positional and surface measurement in one system. Combined with a range of contact and non-contact sensors, Nikon Metrology CMMs have multi-sensor capability.

Portable arms and optical CMM

Combining Nikon’s ModelMaker scanner with a seven-axis MCAx articulated measuring arm results in a powerful measuring system that’s easy to use.

To inspect larger parts, K-Scan MMDx with optical CMM allows the operator to freely walk around and scan as desired.

Laser scanning

Laser scanners capture the entire part geometry for inspection or reverse-engineering purposes, covering both freeform surfaces and geometric features. Laser scanners are used with CMMs, articulated arms, optical CMMs or even robots.

X-ray and computed tomography (CT)

Nikon Metrology’s X-ray and CT inspection systems provide detailed insight into the internal structure of parts. Typically used for inspection of loaded PCBs, compact castings and plastics, these imaging systems facilitate detection of connectivity failures, material defects and assembly issues.

Our UK X-Ray Centre of Excellence offers a contract inspection service. This comprehensive bureau service is bookable by the hour, day or scan for radiographic and CT imaging

Vision systems

Nikon’s CNC video measuring systems cover precision optical and digital imaging systems for inspection and non-contact surface inspection.

Microscopes/optical inspection systems

Measuring microscopes focus on industrial measuring and image analysis, designed for complete digital control for maximum measuring accuracy. Nikon’s industrial microscopes serve a wide range of visual inspection applications. Our microscope portfolio includes the portable ShuttlePix, which allows users to pick it up and take images and measurements anywhere needed.

Large-scale measuring/positioning

The Laser Radar is a large-scale system that performs fully automated, non-contact measurement and inspection up to 60m.

The iGPS is a modular, large-volume tracking system used in manufacturing and assembly, enabling factory-wide localisation of multiple objects with metrology accuracy.

Nikon Metrology also provides a full range of software solutions for CMM and point-cloud-based inspection and reverse-engineering applications.

The product portfolio is completed with comprehensive support, metrology and integration services.

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