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On Machine Camera Options for Diamond Turning

  • Horizontal Optical Tool Setter +

    Horizontal Optical Tool Setter

    Uptime is the most critical element in maximizing the productivity of your ultra-precision machine. The most significant portion of unproductive time on such machines is tool setting. The longest step in this process is using off-machine metrology to measure setup parts. Using Precitech’s Horizontal Optical Tool Setter to measure setup parts on the machine decreases unproductive time by up to 30 minutes.

    • Significantly reduces time to perform a tool set
    • Frees up offline metrology for their intended purpose - measuring final components
    • Relative measurements, not dependent on the accuracy on the kinematic mount
    • Removes potential for operator errors
    • Based on proven technology
    pdf download icon Horizontal Optical Tool Setter brochure horizontal optical tool setter workpiece center viewSetup part groove displayed on the UPx screen via horizontal optical tool setter

    On screen reports, “Zero to Cursor Distance” = 1/2 the required tool height adjustment

    On screen reports, “X Offset” value automatically updated in to tool table

    Form accuracy measurements for the Horizontal Optical Tool Setter

    The industry standard method for tool setting with offline metrology, demonstrates the capabiilty to set tools using on-machine metrology to under 0.5 µm. Measurements done on a Zygo® Verifire™ interferometer.

  • Analog video observation system +

    A camera with zoom lens is mounted on a magnetic base for flexible setup. The image is displayed on an independent15 inch LCD color display monitor. The field of view size can be varied by the zoom lens from approximately 2 mm up to 8 mm. The working distance is 90 mm.

  • Digital video observation system +

    Color digital camera with zoom lens mounted on an articulated arm with magnetic base for very flexible setups.The photo (at left) shows the digital camera option imaging a diamond tool placed on the Hydroround B axis. The photo (at right) shows the displayed image of the tool. The camera is connected to a USB port on the Windows 7 PC that is integrated into the Nanoform Ultra series systems.

    The Image is displayed at any time including while part cutting on the system operator console. Users toggle between the UPx display and the W7 display with a Ctrl-function key.

                • Working distance: 150 – 450 mm.

                • Field of view: 7.8 – 280 mm

                • Software for image annotation and video capture included


    Additional monitor option: Supports displaying the camera image separately from the UPX control GUI.