Digital Readout Systems for Optical Comparators

April 23, 2020


Starrett-Optical-ComparatorThe L.S. Starrett Co. has introduced MetLogix Mx200 digital readouts (DROs) for its line of optical comparators. The DROs combine an intuitive user experience with current touchscreen conventions and a range of functionality. The Mx200 is a shop-hardened DRO, with a sealed rubber keypad and durable powder-coated enclosure ideal in any environment from the shop floor to the quality control lab.

Capable of optical edge detection and crosshair measurement, the Mx200 offers spontaneous probing options. The exclusive EdgeLogic feature enables gesture-driven control of start- and end-measurement commands, minimizing the need to interact with the DRO directly. Users simply cross the same edge twice to start and end measurements. Supporting industry-standard feature measurement and popular graphic-based construction types, the Mx200 toggle feature construction sub-types quickly with the Change Feature Type button.

Popular geometric tolerancing and part programming can be applied to measured and constructed features using the Metalogic tolerance system. Nominal and tolerance limits quickly are applied and viewed accurately in a large, easy-to-read LCD display with LED capacitive touchscreen. Metalogic axis support includes XY, XYZ or XYQ, and DROs also feature multiple language support.

Users may choose from one of three report formats with the Mx200 DRO: CSV, Standard or Tolerance. Report contents can include a report title, time and date stamps, and all feature measurement results data. Reports can be printed as hard copies to a wireless Windows compatible printer, or exported as CSV or TSV data files to a USB flash storage device. Measurement results also can be exported via RS232 output to an external PC application.

Starrett also offers the new MetLogix Mx100, a simplified, basic-features version of the Mx200 DRO. 

Industry-Related Terms: Edge, Functionality, Nominal, Tolerance
View Glossary of Metalforming Terms

 

See also: L.S. Starrett Company

Technologies: Quality Control

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