Digital Readout is designed for 2D measurement.

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Featuring dark gray faceplate, color touchscreen interface, and Measure Magic® technology, QUADRA-CHEK ND 1300 supports up to 4 axes and offers serial and USB ports for use with printers and networks. Video option facilitates connection of video cameras with S-Video or composite interfaces. With optical and video edge detection systems, DRO is suited for measuring microscopes, optical comparators, and video systems.

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New QUADRA-CHEK Available Through Heidenhain

SCHAUMBURG, IL (October 2009) - The new QUADRA-CHEK ND 1300 digital readout (DRO) -- especially designed for convenient 2-D measurement and featuring a cutting-edge video system -- is now available exclusively through the global distribution network of HEIDENHAIN Corporation. Previously known and sold by the HEIDENHAIN subsidiary, METRONICS, Inc., QUADRA-CHEK DROs continue to hold a top spot when supporting gauging systems, but will no longer carry the METRONICS name.

Since 1983, METRONICS has been active in the metrology market with coordinate measuring machines, profile projectors, tool presetters and measuring microscopes.

The newest ND 1300 QUADRA-CHEK (one of five of the current HEIDENHAIN QUADRA-CHEKs) sports a new dark gray faceplate while maintaining all the great features of the recent past, including the QUADRA-CHEK brand name.

Benefitting from the considerable resources of HEIDENHAIN Corporation, QUADRACHEK customers will experience an expanded sales, service and technical support structure. Purchasers of the new ND 1300 DRO can expect a high quality gauging workhorse with support of up to four axes.

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The ND 1300 QUADRA-CHEK digital readout also features an enhanced color touchscreen interface and patented Measure Magic® technology. With its offered optical and video edge detection systems, the ND 1300 is ideal for measuring microscopes, optical comparators, and video systems. All ND 1300 series models include serial and USB ports for use with printers and networks.

The ND 1300 video option enables video cameras with S-Video or composite interfaces to connect simply, making past requirements of a connected PC with a frame grabber or monitor with crosshair generator unnecessary.

In addition to the ND 1300, the other HEIDENHAIN QUADRA-CHEK models (renamed from METRONICS) include:
  • ND 1100 - for simple positioning tasks
  • ND 1200 - for 2-D geometries
  • ND 1400 - for manual 3-D measuring machines
  • IK 5000 -the universal PC package solution

    For more information, contact HEIDENHAIN at (847) 490-1191, or write to us at HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION, 333 E. State Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

    HEIDENHAIN can also be accessed directly via our web site at or e-mail at

    HEIDENHAIN CORPORATION is the North American subsidiary of DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN GmbH, a leading international manufacturer of precision measurement and control equipment. Our product line includes linear scales, rotary and angular encoders, digital readouts, digital length gages, CNC controls, and machine inspection equipment.

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