The MikroCAD Lite measuring system from GFMesstechnik is now available without a PC, so all data acquisition and evaluation is performed within the system's sensor head. This development in optical 3-D measurement was released at the Control 2010 show in Stuttgart, Germany.
Since the MikroCAD Lite is wireless and pre-programmed, there is less equipment and no set-up involved. The system consists of an optical 3-D sensor, a screen for viewing measurement data and a tool holder. It is appropriate for high volume production lines since measurements are completed in less than two seconds.
The MikroCAD Lite measures complex geometries using a high resolution CCD camera and digital stripe projections to generate 3-D data in the one micron range. Measurable geometries include radii, angles, chamfers, chipping and wear along the tool edge.