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Falcon video measuring machine
Falcon video measuring machine
Falcon 3-axis video measuring machine
Falcon video measuring machine
Video Measuring Machine

Falcon

A highly capable and compact 3-axis non-contact video measuring machine Falcon is packed with massive technical capabilities as standard. Falcon delivers, accurate results with simplicity making it a cost-effective machine suitable for shop-floor and manufacturing inspection applications.

  • Measuring range up to 150mm x 150mm
  • Powerful and intuitive, delivering accurate results with confidence
  • Impressive repeatability and reproducibility
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Vision Engineering's Falcon incorporates over 50 years of proven optical experience in a powerful 3-axis non-contact video measuring machine.

Falcon provides fast and accurate measurement of both routine and complex precision parts, suitable for shop-floor and manufacturing inspection applications. It has a range of system configurations and options including automated CNC operation.

Highlights

  • High repeatable accuracy 3-axis video measuring machine
  • Advanced capabilities as standard
  • Powerful and intuitive, delivering accurate results with confidence
  • High resolution indexed zoom optics offer precision and flexibility
  • Large field of view for easy sample orientation
  • Factory-completed NLEC* and SLEC** calibration
  • Next generation 'touch-to-measure' measurement software
  • Upto 150mm x 150mm precision measuring stage

Small footprint, big impact

Companies across the globe choose Falcon to help improve production quality, reduce costs, and improve productivity.

High resolution optics, a precision measuring stage and industry-leading software make Falcon the ideal solution for measuring small, intricate parts, quickly and accurately.

With space at a premium, Falcon doesn't take up much room, yet can make a big difference to your quality.

Fast, accurate, simple

Simplicity is the key. Speed and accuracy is of no use if a system is difficult to use.

From single-feature measurement to multi-point video edge detection, Falcon delivers simple, accurate results in 3-axis for a wide range of precision measuring applications.

Wide range of applications

Customers around the world use Falcon for a wide range of non-contact measurement applications, including:

  • plastic parts (e.g. connectors, tubing, moulding)
  • medical device implants (e.g. stents, hearing aids)
  • machined parts for aerospace, automotive and military use
  • general precision engineering
  • watchmaking
  • plus many more applications.

Advanced features as standard

As standard, Falcon includes both camera and substage iris aperture control, motorised Z-axis movement, controllable quadrant LED illumination and both high and low magnification lens options.

Quality & design

Vision Engineering non-contact measurement systems represent the very best in industry-proven solutions and leading-edge technologies.

Falcon incorporates over 50 years of proven optical experience in a powerful 3-axis non-contact video measuring machine.

Precision manufactured in the EU, it has been designed to cope with the demands of a busy production environment.

All controls feature a soft-touch silicone finish, ergonomically positioned to reduce hand and body movement and resulting fatigue.

Featuring touch2measure technology

Falcon Video Measuring Machines

Falcon features 'next generation' multi-touch measurement software, featuring 'touch-to-measure' technology, making Falcon exceptionally intuitive, easy to operate and easy to learn.

'Touch-to-measure' means that in addition to conventional mouse control, you can 'pinch' to zoom, 'swipe' to pan across an image and 'touch' to take a measurement.

You can even trace your finger around a complex shape to 'see' the feature.

Icon-based touch-screen control provides users with smartphone familiarity, with a Windows 7-based operating system allows for simple integration with applications such as Microsoft Excel (not included), or connection to network printers etc.

With simplicity at its core, 'touch-to-measure' software can be used by shift workers or advanced users alike, simplifying work steps, reducing operator errors, while minimising training requirements.

Software options for Falcon measuring machine

  • M3 ‘touch to measure’ software
    • Simple yet powerful feature measurement
    • Touch screen operation
    • No multiple menu software options to distract the operator
    • CAD like Part View mark-up for easy inspection of the measured data.
    • Multiple video tools to match the job in hand, from cross hair to full video edge detection
    • DC or Direct Compare option to allow simple CAD import of overlay drawings to check those complex geometric parts for a simple Go/No Go decision.
  • IK5300 Advanced metrology software
    For the power users who require advanced software features such as
    • Custom formulas, conditional programming
    • Statistical Process Control (SPC) or RUNS databases (for long-term tracking of component performance).
    • Full Profiling feature including ‘auto-tracing (worming)’ operation on CNC systems.
    • 3D feature measurement like, Cones and Planes etc.

To discuss your particular requirements in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

Measurement Uncertainty

  • (X,Y) 150mm x 100mm measuring stage
    Uncertainty formula U952D = 7+(6.5L/1000)µm, where L = length in mm, using controlled conditions.
  • (X,Y) 150mm x 150mm measuring stage
    Uncertainty formula U952D = 4+(5.5L/1000)µm, where L = length in mm, using controlled conditions.
  • (X,Y) 150mm x 150mm CNC measuring stage
    Uncertainty formula U952D = 4+(5.5L/1000)µm, where L = length in mm, using controlled conditions.
  • (Z)
    Z-axis accuracy 10µm, using highest available magnification under controlled conditions.

Video camera

  • 1.3MP colour CMOS camera with 5-position indexed zoom (5:1 ratio) and iris aperture control
  • Camera Iris -5-position indexed camera iris allowing increased Z-axis accuracy and enhanced component edge definition.
  • Zoom Indexing - Repeatable 5-position indexed zoom.

Zoom Magnification Range

Zoom Magnification Range
Magnification range 10x - 50x 20x – 100x
Maximum field of view 13.5mm 6.75mm
Minimum field of view 2.7mm 1.35mm
Working distance 91mm 61mm

 

Measuring Stage

Precision measuring stage, with factory-set Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) calibration as standard.

Size options:

  • 150mm x100mm
  • 150mm x150mm
  • 150mm x150mm CNC

Encoder Resolution

Precision measuring stage, with factory-set Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) calibration as standard.

  • X = 1µm
  • Y = 1µm
  • Z = 1µm

Illumination

Precision measuring stage, with factory-set Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) calibration as standard.

  • Quadrant controllable surface illumination provided by 20 x high intensity LEDs
  • Controllable substage illumination provided by 1 x high intensity LED

Dimensions

Falcon system dimensions with letters
  • A =410mm (150mm x 100mm stage)
    =415mm (150mm x 150mm stage)
  • B = 530mm (150mm x 100mm stage)
    =535mm (150mm x 150mm stage)
  • C = 530mm max.
  • D =114mm max. capacity (150mm x 100mm stage)
    =115mm max. capacity (150mm x 150mm stage)
    =115mm max. capacity (150mm x 150mm CNC stage)

Software

  • IK5300 Advanced metrology software
  • M3 metrology software (KE-034)

Accessories

  • Footswitch (option for hands-free entry)
  • Substage Colour Filter (to enhance definition of profiled or turned parts)

Documentation (Downloads)

  • Falcon_Family_Brochure_v31_English.PDF 937KB
  • Falcon_User_Guide.PDF Registered users
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