Topic Track: Quality
Session Topic: How “Walk-Up Metrology” Offers QC Versatility from Manual One-Feature Measurements to Semi-Automated Multi-Dimensional Testing
Walk-Up Metrology is the capability and utilization of a vision and multi-sensor system to be effective for a wide range of measurement applications. Applications can range from simple manual measurements of one feature to measuring many features on multiple parts in a semi-automated fashion.
Systems and technology of this type are simple to use for basic measurements but are also very powerful when utilized by a trained operator for more complex measurement runs. Walk-up metrology solutions are desirable as they are versatile, offering a wide range of uses from engineering and development, reverse engineering, quality and inspection. Companies can experience a rapid pay back on a metrology system of this type.
Founded in 1880 and headquartered in Athol, Massachusetts, USA, 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 gaging, 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 Metrology Systems include optical comparators, vision/video-based systems and a new product category of digital comparators. A range of optical comparator configurations and options include horizontal and vertical benchtop systems, floor standing models and side bed setups, all designed to provide high performance and cost-effectiveness. The range of metrology systems from Starrett are ideal for use in QC labs, research, engineering and manufacturing environments where small to large scale high-precision measurement is critical. Many systems are available in either manual or CNC configurations.
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