Vision System offers multi-sensor metrology solution.

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Providing vision, touch probe, and laser scanning, Galileo AV1824 Video Measurement System delivers zoom magnification of 12:1 with programmable magnification range from 15-550x using auxiliary lenses. Dual output LED illuminator, ring light, and co-axial illumination provide optimal lighting. Offering measurement volume of 24 x 18 x 6 in., AV1824 includes Metronics Quadra-Chek® QC-5000 3-D Metrology Software with video edge detection and full CNC control.



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Starrett Introduces Fast, Accurate & Powerful Large Capacity Multi-Sensor Vision System.



New Galileo Vision System is the largest in the Starrett Kinemetric Line.

ATHOL, MASSACHUSETTS U.S.A. (February 8, 2008) - Today, The L.S. Starrett Company introduced the Galileo AV1824 Video Measurement System, the largest in the Galileo Line, extending the speed, power and accuracy of this class of video systems to larger parts. The new system offers increased versatility through its multi-sensor measuring capabilities including vision, touch probe, and laser scanning. The Galileo AV1824 provides an intermediate travel multi-sensor metrology solution ideally suited for QC labs, research, engineering and manufacturing environments.

The AV1824's color optical system provides zoom magnification of 12:1 with a programmable magnification range from 15x to 550x with auxiliary lenses. A dual output LED illuminator, ring light and co-axial illumination provides exceptional lighting. Four-quadrant high incidence angle LED transmitted illumination is also available. Other options include a Renishaw PH 6 contact probe with TP20 module, Optimet Mark III Laser Probe and a CNC rotary positioning device. The system includes dual flat panel LCD displays.

Its large work envelope offers a measurement volume of 24" x 18" x 6" (610mm x 455mm x 155mm) on a (X-Y-Z) measuring stage and a motion volume of 24.2" x 18.2" x 6.2" (615mm x 460mm x 160mm). Overall size of the Galileo AV1824 is 39" x 39" x 60" (1,000mm x 1,000mm x 1,525mm) and the system weighs approximately 900lbs. Maximum workload (evenly distributed) is 220 lbs. (100kg) without translight or 44 lbs. (20kg) with the translight. High accuracy is ensured by a stable granite base design within 0.00060" overall at E1=5.0+15L/1,000 and an Encoder Resolution of 0.5µm (0.0000039").

"The new Galileo AV1824 offers our customers the speed, accuracy and power they have come to expect in our Galileo Vision Systems. In addition, it provides exceptional versatility through its multi-sensor measuring options and larger work envelope," said Mr. Mark Arenal, Managing Director of Starrett Kinemetric Engineering Division. "It is our largest Galileo System to date and offers our customers a metrology solution for a range of larger parts."

The AV1824 includes industry-leading Metronics Quadra-Chek® QC-5000 3-D Metrology Software with video edge detection and full CNC control. Utilizing the familiar MS Windows® operating system, QC-5000 software is full-featured and intuitive. It allows you to obtain, store, manage and distribute precision measurement data directly from the lab or the shop floor.

Since it's founding over 125 years ago, The L.S. Starrett Company has earned a reputation as the world's pre-eminent supplier of precision measuring tools and equipment. For more information about Galileo AV1824 Video Measurement System and Starrett, please contact The L.S. Starrett Company at 978-249-3551 or online at www.starrett.com.

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