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Optical Devices

Automated Vision Systems

VERTEX 251/311/312 MEASURING CENTER
VERTEX 251/311/312 MEASURING CENTER

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The Vertex Measuring Center is a high precision solution for smaller parts. Designed with the future in mind, the Vertex has a compact design, machine-side electronics, and an external computer. These features provide for high reliability, simple USB setup, and easy computer upgrades.

FEATURES:

  • Powerful Machine Vision System
  • New Systems are Probe Ready
  • New Systems are Rotary Ready
  • Programmable 6:1 or 12:1 Zoom Lens
  • 42 Channel Lighting System
  • "Mono-Rail" Bearing Design
  • Fast, Accurate Z Measurements with Vision
    • Better than many laser systems
  • Fast Servo Motor Control
  • Two Sizes

Automated Vision Systems

EXCEL
EXCEL

EXCEL 200USC/250USC MEASURING CENTER

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EXCEL 661/662/664 MEASURING CENTER

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EXCEL 500/1000/1600CLR MEASURING CENTER

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The Excel Measuring Centers are high precision measurement solutions for large parts. Complete with InSpec Metrology Software, programmable zoom lens, and servo motion control, the Excel machines measure parts up to 2.5 meters (over 8 feet).

Excel systems are also commonly used with multiples of smaller parts nested in a fixture. Operators load parts and start a measurement program. The machines can run for hours while operators work on other inspection and qualtiy control tasks.

  • Powerful Machine Vision System
  • New Systems are Probe Ready
  • New Systems are Rotary Ready
  • Programmable 6:1 or 12:1 Zoom Lens
  • 42 Channel Lighting System
  • "Mono-Rail" Bearing Design
  • Fast, Accurate Z Measurements with Vision
    • Better than many laser systems
  • Fast!!! Servo Motor Control

Manual Video Systems

SOL 161/311 MEASURING MACHINE
SOL 161/311 MEASURING MACHINE

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Micro-Vu's new Sol Measurement System provides a versatile solution for precision part inspection. The Sol significantly reduces inspection times and increases inspection capabilities. The Sol features one micron resolution scales and InSpec Metrology Software for Manual Vision Systems. InSpec Metrology Software includes automated edge detection, automated focus detection, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, and reporting. Programmable lighting makes features stand out. When features are accentuated, they are easier to measure and results are more repeatable. The programmable 6:1 zoom make small features conspicuous and simple to measure. The Sol replaces the popular Vector machine.

FEATURES:

  • Image Capture Capabilities
  • Multiple Edge Detection
  • Tools Focus Detection
  • Tool for Precice Z
    Measurements
  • Automated 6.5x Zoom Lens
  • Programmable Multi-Sector LED Surface Ring Light
  • Collimated LED Profile Light (Back Light)
  • Programmable LED Coax Light (Through the Lens)
  • Precision Linear Bearings
  • 160 x 160 x 160 mm Stage Capacity
  • 315 x 315 x 160 mm Stage Capacity
  • 315 x 315 x 250 mm Stage Capacity
  • Onscreen Scale, Grid, and Crosshair

Metrology Software

Micro-Vu InSpec Metrology Software
Micro-Vu InSpec Metrology Software

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Micro-Vu's InSpec Metrology Software is powerful, yet simple to use. Sure every one says that, but visit one our dealers and give it a test. Point-and-click programming, centrally located icons, and a fixed windows minimize programming time.

The schematic view and video image of part are always visible.

InSpec goes beyond a measuring digital readout with a large display and robust set of measuring functions.

InSpec is easy to use for manual measurements too.

Use the same software on automated and manual systems. Still running DOS? Upgrades are available for older systems at an affordable price.

Videos

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Micro-Vu Multisensor Measuring of a 3D Sample Part (#111)

 

Micro-Vu Measuring a Bone Screw (#101)

 

Micro-Vu Measuring O-Rings (#116)

 

Micro-Vu Measuring a Plastic Connector (#107)

 

Micro-Vu Measuring an Aluminum Extrusion (#117)

 

Micro-Vu Measuring Parts for Multiple Industries (#129)

 

Micro-Vu Measuring Parts for PCB & Electronics Industries (#127)

 

Micro-Vu Measuring Parts for the Medical Industry (#113)

 

Micro-Vu Measuring a Plastic Bottle (#105)

 

Micro-Vu Measuring a Bone Plate (#100)

 

Micro-Vu Measuring a Hip Replacement (#104)

 

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Micro-Vu Measuring a Plastic Computer Case (#108)

 

Micro-Vu Sol Manual Vision Measuring Machine (#139)

 

About Micro-Vu

Past , Present & Future

Micro-Vu was founded in 1959 in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. The goal was to provide precision optical comparators at an affordable price. Small machine shops needed to improve the quality of their parts. Most measurement and inspection systems on the market were too expensive for the average small shop.

Today, Micro-Vu designs, manufactures, and assembles in the heart of Northern California's wine country, now providing a large line of precision multisensor, vision, video, and optical measurement machines. Customers include the world's largest manufacturers as well as small job shops that seek high performance measurement equipment at a fair price.

Micro-Vu's first product was a portable optical comparator. Micro-Vu designed a special lens system that offered bright images at a low cost. The comparator was an instant success.

Over the years, Micro-Vu expanded its product line to fill the needs of customers developing larger and more accurate measuring machines. In the 1970s Micro-Vu offered a full line of optical comparators with advanced features like thru-the-lens surface illumination and integrated digital readouts (DROs).

In 1980, Micro-Vu introduced the first metrology computer designed specifically for optical comparators. The Q16 and it's predecessor the MD-1, brought functionality to optical comparators that previously had been available only on coordinate measuring machines.

The 1980s saw many other innovations such as video comparators, edge detectors, video inspection systems, and the latest technology - machine vision systems.

In 1988, Micro-Vu moved to a Windsor, California and constructed a 40,000 square foot facility for design and manufacturing operations.

In the 1990s, Micro-Vu expanded its vision system line with stepper, servo, and linear motor systems. In 1998 construction was complete on a 25,000 square foot building to house the growing assembly operations. Micro-Vu also was the first to introduce 32-bit Windows NT software for vision systems. InSpec for Windows software was the first to provide click and drag stage and vision tool control. The schematic, camera view, program list, and results were all viewable in a multiwindow interface.

In 2000, Micro-Vu introduced InSpec for Windows 2. The Windows interface was optimized based on customer feedback. The layout has proven itself and is the basis of the current versions of the InSpec software.

Micro-Vu introduced a new generation of vision systems in 2001. The Vertex machines connect to a computer with just a USB and S-Video cable. Modular drives, a single MV control board with on-board memory, a MV amplifier board, FEA, and other advances improved performance and reduced costs. Together with the InSpec Metrology Software, customers had a high accuracy, easy-to-use vision system offered at a very competitive price.

The next year Micro-Vu launched the Excel product line. Using the same advancements in electronics and software, these granite based machines brought high accuracy and lower costs to customers with large parts.

Growth has led to the construction of a two story addition to add another 20,000 square feet. Micro-Vu invested in 5 and 6 axis machining centers to keep its in-house manufacturing efficient. Micro-Vu designs, manufactures, and assembles its machines in Windsor, California.

In 2010, Micro-Vu introduced another generation of multisensor measurement systems. The Vertex 251 uses a digital camera and a single USB cable to connect the machine to a computer. Through new technology and electronic design, computer related downtime is nearly eliminated.