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This innovative British design combines a large measuring range with powerful Fusion Video Edge Detection tools in a cost effective bench top package.
VuMaster is a manual 2D vision system with a massive difference.
Due to the newly patented Colourmap™ scale system, the VuMaster does not have a conventional stage or encoders – just a floating measuring camera that moves anywhere in the measuring range. The result is fast, accurate, ‘non contact’ measurement over a much larger measuring range – 400mm x 300mm to be exact!
Because the camera moves and the part stays still, there is often no need for expensive and time consuming work holding devices.
Although VuMaster is manually* operated, inspection routines can be recorded and stored. When played back, these ‘programs’ guide the operator through a pre-defined inspection procedure recreating the same lighting conditions and using ‘Video Edge Detection’ to automatically ’capture’ feature data.
Finally, a report is generated in the form of a fully dimensioned drawing of the measured part.
Baty’s powerful Fusion software is also available with full 3D functionality for use with the Venture range of Vision systems. The measured part can now be dimensioned in all three projections showing true 3D results.
Venture CNC models take the power of fusion software one stage further by completely automating the inspection process.
Advanced features like scanning and best fitting can be done quickly without taking up the time of skilled operators.
CNC programming is a simple teach and repeat process. Just measure the part once and a full CNC program is created automatically. The zoom lens can also be controlled so that magnification changes are all recorded into the program.
Progammable Segmented Light
Lighting is critical to ensure that the correct edge is measured. Baty’s new programmable LED lighting head allows the user to define any segment pattern to be switched on. This means that oblique lighting conditions can be achieved to illuminate more difficult edges.
Segments can then be rotated and intensity varied to suit the radial position of the edge. Once set, the lighting condition for each measured feature is now automatically programmed and will be reproduced by the software each time a new part is measured. Through the lens (TTL) lighting is included for applications like blind bore measurement. 64 white LEDs are used to ensure Venture’s high quality colour image is achieved.
Only now can this functionality be combined with traditional touch probe technology to offer the ultimate in multi-sensing Vision systems – Venture.
The Venture Plus range includes all of the standard Venture features with a little more... measuring range, that is.
Large Measurement Volume
The Venture Plus is available in two models:
VP-6460 with 640mm x 600mm x 250mm measuring range
VP-6490 with 640mm x 900mm x 250mm measuring range
The bridge type construction is all aluminium resulting in low inertia and low thermal mass. Air bearings are used on all axes and a granite Y beam is used for increased accuracy. This ensures that the machine will expand and contract uniformly with temperature changes ensuring minimal distortion and subsequent errors. Ambient temperature can be compensated for within the Fusion software making Venture Plus ideal for use on the shop floor.
Complete with our standard zoom optics and lighting, Venture Plus offers the same level of camera based functionality as every other Venture.
The use of a touch probe is optimised on a CNC system. Measurements from data points taken using the touch probe can be combined with those taken using Video Edge Detection for optimum speed and reduced inspection times.
A probe changer rack can be installed so that probe modules fitted with a variety of pre- calibrated styli can also be used in the same inspection. When a change of stylus is required, the system automatically puts the current probe module back in the rack and picks up the next to continue the inspection process. Only now can this functionality be combined with traditional touch probe technology to offer the ultimate in large format multi-sensing Vision systems – Venture Plus.