Traditional measurement systems: the Profile Projector
The profile projector is a popular tool on mechanical shopfloors.
Profile projectors are also known as optical comparators and are used in quality control departments. The projector basically magnifies the profile of the element and displays it on a screen. This image is then used to calculate the required measurements such as lengths, angles and distances.
Using traditional measuring tools such as profile projectors or optical comparators can lead to a series of production efficiency problems, including:
- Time-consuming measurements.
- Measurements may be difficult to read and file.
- Complex clamping systems.
- Inconsistent operator-dependant measurements.
The present and the future of dimensional measurement: Metrios digital measuring systems
Production methods have radically changed in the Industry 4.0 era. And we believe that the same is true for measuring methods.
The range of METRIOS measuring systems replaces and surpasses the profile projector, providing pioneering technological and intuitive solutions for measuring all types of components, directly on the shopfloor.
The benefits of Metrios measuring systems as opposed to traditional tools
1. Drastically reduced measuring times
In just a matter of seconds, the METRIOS measuring system detects even the most complex measurements, such as distances, radii, diameters, angles, linearity, roundness, and elements constructed on virtual lines.
2. Intuitive results display
The software provides the operator with a histogram or traffic light display, illustrating an immediate good/reject result. The measurements are calculated on the live image of the piece. This function gives the operator immediate feedback on the measurements.
3. No need to position the piece accurately
The measuring system automatically detects the position of the piece so the operator is not obliged to place it accurately on the stage.
4. Countless measurements for each piece
Complex pieces with numerous details: the METRIOS measuring system performs all measurements in a matter of seconds, with no quantity limits.
5. Multi-piece measurement
The systems detects, positions and measures multiple pieces at the same time.
6. Consistent results
Operators do not require specific training for inspection and there is no margin of error. The results are not influenced by human interference.
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Author: Vici & C S.p.A.