Micro Metrology Sensor measures small, fragile features.

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Employing resonance as trigger mode, Feather Probe™ supports tips as small as 100 microns in diameter and trigger forces below 1 mg for measurement of extremely small features as well as fragile or easily deformed features. Dynamic Resonance Mode eliminates effects of such external influences as temperature, air motion, and vibration. Typically protected behind cover when not in use, styli can be automatically deployed into measurement area whenever needed and retracted when not in use.

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OGP® Offers Enhanced-Capability Feather Probe Measurement Sensor

OGP® (Optical Gaging Products), a division of Quality Vision International (QVI®), offers enhanced measurement capability with its Feather Probe™ micro-metrology sensor.

Feather Probe is one of the many specialized sensors available in the OGP multisensor toolbox. This tactile probe uses resonance as its trigger mode. Feather Probe tips can be as minimal as 100 microns in diameter, and exhibit trigger forces well below 1 milligram. These characteristics make Feather Probe perfect for measuring extremely small features, as well as fragile or easily-deformed features. Typically protected behind a cover when not in use, Feather Probe styli can be automatically deployed into the measurement area whenever needed, and retracted out of the way when not in use.

One significant enhancement to Feather Probe is Dynamic Resonance Mode. With Dynamic Resonance, the controller constantly monitors probe resonance to detect potential environmental effects such as temperature, air motion, and vibration. With such tiny probes and miniscule probe forces, these external factors can have an adverse effect on measurement accuracy. When such a resonance-altering effect is detected, the controller dynamically adjusts Feather Probe resonance to eliminate the external influences.

Feather Probe is also equipped with an improved deployment mechanism. This deployment mechanism, which moves the probe into and out of the measurement area, now seats securely into a robust kinematic mounting system, ensuring improved measurement repeatability.

Feather Probe is compatible with QVI ZONE3®, MeasureMind® 3D MultiSensor and VMS metrology software platforms. ZONE3, QVI’s premium CAD-based 3D metrology software, features a clear, simple user interface, and its kinematic model simulates the machine, part, fixtures, and measuring sensor, updated in real time. Built-in productivity maximizing tools, integrated GD&T functionality, and visual validation of measurement intent offer speed and power to the measurement process. ZONE3 supports simultaneous use of multiple sensors, making appropriate tools available for complex measurement tasks. ZONE3 represents the state-of-the-art in 3D metrology software.

More information about Feather Probe is available at www.ogpnet.com.

About OGP

OGP is an innovator in optical and multisensor dimensional measurement systems and laser surface scanners for manufacturing quality control. Since its founding in 1945, OGP has delivered thousands of measurement systems to manufacturing companies worldwide. OGP systems are manufactured in Rochester, NY, and the company maintains sales and service facilities in Tempe, AZ; Singapore; Germany; India; and China. OGP is a division of Quality Vision International, Inc. Company and product information is available online at www.ogpnet.com.

About Quality Vision International, Inc.

QVI, the world’s largest vision metrology company, is the technology provider and parent company of OGP, VIEW Micro-Metrology, RAM Optical Instrumentation, Certified Comparator Products, KOTEM, Itaca, and ShapeGrabber. Corporate facilities are located in the United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Singapore, China, India, Malaysia, and Japan. Company information is available online at www.qvii.com.

Suggested caption: OGP Feather Probe™ with 0.125 mm probe tip measuring fuel injector nozzles.

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