Nikon's iNEXIV Multi-Sensor Measuring System Now Offers Touch Probe Technology
September 28, 2007
Integration of the Renishaw TP20 or TP200 Touch Probes Offer Systems Solution for All 3D Workpiece Measurements
MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 28, 2007 -- Nikon Instruments Inc. (http://www.nikoninstruments.com/) today announced expanded measurement capabilities for the iNEXIV VMA-2520 with the incorporation of the Renishaw TP20 and TP200 touch-trigger probing systems. Specifically designed for the iNEXIV, the TP20 and TP200 allow system users the option to incorporate touch- probe technology into 3D workpiece measurements.
The touch probes are available pre-installed as an integral part of the iNEXIV measuring system, or as an optional accessory that can be installed later, providing the flexibility to configure a measuring system to fit their specific needs. The addition of the touch probe technology creates more accurate datum planes, resulting in improved measurement and repeatability accuracies on side wall and prismatic 3D parts. The iNEXIV can also perform touch probe, laser and vision measurements on the same workpiece.
"By offering touch-probe technology in the iNEXIV VMA-2520, Nikon now provides a fully integrated measuring system solution that combines vision, laser and now touch probe," said Mike Metzger, General Manager, Industrial Microscopy & Metrology. "The flexibility also allows users to grow their system as their imaging needs grow."
The iNEXIV is specifically designed for measuring 3D workpieces and already incorporates vision and laser sensing capabilities. It offers a 200 mm Z-axis measuring range with an optical system featuring a long 73.5mm working distance. Additionally, the image processing software offers extended depth of field for 3D imaging and accurate 2D stitched panoramic images. The 10X optical zoom system has an ultra low distortion of less than 0.1% and features an Apochromatic Objective Lens with a High Numerical Aperture NA (0.11).
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Nikon Instruments Inc. is a global leader in the development of advanced optical technology. Its product line includes microscopy equipment, digital imaging, precision measuring and semiconductor wafer-handling equipment. Nikon is committed to providing technologically advanced instruments that offer optimal versatility, performance and productivity. Nikon combines state-of- the-art capabilities with innovative designs to produce optically superior, ergonomically friendly products for cutting-edge scientific research, medical and industrial applications. For more information visit the Nikon website at www.nikoninstruments.com. Product related inquiries can be directed to Nikon Instruments at 800-52-NIKON
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