Benchtop Optical Comparator has 14 in. viewing area.

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Equipped with built-in LCD displays and shop-hardened keypad, Focus(TM) Contour Projector® employs true telecentric optics; internal, turret-mounted magnification lenses; and balanced center-drive focus mechanism. Automatic lens sensing provides error-free measurement scaling. Product, with adjustable direct projection collimator, also features integral geometric measuring processor, square-on surface illumination, and hardened worktable with 8 x 5 in. travel.

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OGP Focus Contour Project Sets New Standard for Compact 14 Inch Optical Comparators

Rochester, NY, September, 2004 - Focus(TM) Contour Projector®, the benchtop member of Optical Gaging Products, Inc. (OGP®) Contour Projector product line, raises the standard for low cost comparators with features unique in its 14" class.

Many benchtop optical comparator manufacturers take shortcuts to reduce costs. Not OGP. High-end features are standard in Focus. True telecentric optics provide high resolution imaging. The corrected image has a flat field, superb contrast, and projects sharp images all the way to the edge of its full 350 mm (14") viewing area, contributing to accurate measurement and inspection. Internal, turret-mounted magnification lenses are safe from dirt and rough handling. Focus' balanced, low friction center-drive focus mechanism makes it a pleasure to achieve accurate focus. An adjustable direct projection collimator concentrates light for the brightest, highest contrast images at all magnifications.

Unlike other systems, every Focus is a true measurement machine with its standard integral geometric measuring processor. Its pair of bright, easy-to-read LCD displays and shop-hardened keypad are built in, not added on, and are within easy reach of the operator. Automatic lens sensing provides for error-free measurement scaling. Focus comes standard with simple tools to measure angle, radius, diameter, width, intersection, included angle, distance, roundness, and straightness. Focus includes a hardened worktable with 8" x 5" travel supported by a massive metal casting. "Square-on" surface illumination avoids fragile fiber optic lighting that can interfere with part fixturing.

Focus options include the patented Projectron(TM) internal, automatic edge detection; joystick-controlled motorized worktable for fully automatic operation when used with SmartCheck® metrology software; and software packages including SmartReport® Plus for custom report generation, and GageFit(TM) for contour analysis.

According to Mike Littler, Focus Product Manager, "Customers told us they wanted an affordable, benchtop comparator with integrated features and optical quality for maximum versatility and long life. Focus brings world class metrology to these customers at a reasonable price." Focus is appropriate for inspection and measurement of manufactured parts from most industries.

Focus will be featured in OGP booth E2524 at IMTS 2004. To see all of the OGP metrology solutions be sure to visit both OGP booths - D4521 and E2524. For additional information on Focus or any of the OGP metrology solutions, contact Optical Gaging Products, Inc. at (800) 647-4243, or email at

Optical Gaging Products is an innovator in non-contact and multi-sensor dimensional measurement systems, optical comparators, and laser surface scanners for manufacturing quality control. Since its establishment in 1945, OGP has delivered thousands of measurement systems to manufacturing companies worldwide. OGP has facilities in Rochester, NY; Denver, CO; Ann Arbor, Ml; Singapore; Germany; and Shanghai, China. Optical Gaging Products is one of the Quality Vision International companies.

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