Hawk Duo CNC

Automated Optical & Video Measuring Microscope

Hawk Duo CNC provides ultimate control, quality and flexibility for accurate measurement of precision components, combining both optical and video measuring technologies in a fully automated CNC controlled system.

  • Measuring range up to 200mm x 150mm
  • Dynascope™ optical microscope technology offers unrivalled image clarity, making accurate measurements easy
  • Integrated video measurement offers ultimate power and flexibility

    Automated Optical & Video Measuring Microscope

    By integrating an ergonomic measuring microscope with a fully automated video measuring system, Vision Engineering has created Hawk Duo CNC.

    Hawk Duo CNC offers high accuracy, repeatable measurement of complex components of all materials and excels at measuring both routine and difficult-to-view components, such as black or transparent plastics – all in one system!

    Hawk Duo CNC is designed for companies who demand the highest levels of manufacturing quality, with the power and flexibility to meet the most demanding measurement requirements.

    Details

    Why optical and video measurement?

    Hawk Duo CNC offers a powerful, flexible solution to meet the most demanding measurement applications. In addition to programmable, fully automated CNC control, Hawk Duo CNC combines both optical and video measurement technologies in a single system. So whatever component you are measuring, you have the power and flexibility to use the optimal method of measurement – in a single system!

    Users even have the ability to switch between video and optical measurement within the same measuring routine.

    Why use optical measurement?

    In order to take an accurate measurement, you need to clearly identify the edge of the feature being measured. Hawk Duo incorporates a patented eyepieceless measuring microscope, providing high contrast, microscope-resolution image of your components.

    Complex, or difficult-to-view features can be viewed in intricate detail, ensuring you can take accurate measurement of all you components, not just the easy ones! The superb microscope image also allows for high resolution visual inspection.

    Video measurement

    Video measurement is ideal for routine components where edges of features can easily be identified. ‘Next generation’ measurement software coupled with a high resolution video camera enables Hawk Duo to measure a wide variety of simple and complex features, quickly and simply.

    However, components come in all shapes, colours, and textures, so with Hawk Duo, you can choose the ideal technology for the measured feature, seamlessly switching from video measurement to optical measurement in the same routine, without delay, ensuring you have the best measurement tool available all the time.

    Have a question about your application?

    Measurement applications vary greatly. When choosing a measurement system, it is essential to consider the benefits of different measurement technologies.

    Why not get in touch and discuss your application with our metrology specialists?

    Vision Engineering’s Hawk family

    The Hawk family of non-contact measurement systems comprises of a wide range of vision systems, individually tailored for specific measurement applications.

    All Hawk systems feature Vision Engineering’s patented Dynascope™ viewing head, providing unrivalled image clarity, making accurate measurements easy.

    In addition to the speed, time-saving and productivity of CNC automation, customers choose Hawk Duo CNC since they can accurately measure all their routine components, difficult-to-view features, or critical components where 100% confidence is required.

    Hawk Duo CNC offers a versatile solution where simultaneous visual inspection is an advantage.

    Hawk Duo CNC incorporates a high resolution video camera, ideal for many routine component part measurements using a suite of video edge detection tools. It has a high precision ergonomic optical measuring microscope, for unsurpassed accuracy and critical repeatability.

    Creating a measurement routine could not be easier, via the simple record function. Advanced software options provide ultimate power and flexibility, with advanced programming features, such as fully conditional programming.

    Measuring stage control is performed with joystick and trackerball, providing fine and precise movement.

    The Hawk difference

    Vision Engineering holds world patents for a number of technologies which optimise optical and ergonomic performance.

    Hawk’s patented Dynascope™ technology enables you to view intricate and low contrast objects with confidence, increasing measurement accuracy and productivity, while reducing costs.

    Black-on-black? White-on-white? Transparent subjects? Difficult-to-view features may all be viewed in intricate detail, making it easy to take accurate measurements.

    Dual optical and video measuring technologies make Hawk Duo ideal for…

    • Measuring components where edges of features can easily be identified, but where there are occasional difficult-to-view features, such as coloured plastics.
    • When there is a mixture of routine measurements and critical dimensioning, e.g. medical devices.
    • For a mix of batch components and one-off parts.

    Dynascope™ technology explained

    Dynascope™ technology removes the need for conventional microscope eyepieces, offering the user a superior image of the subject. Hawk Duo is a true optical microscope. Unprocessed, high resolution, true-colour optical images are viewed through the ergonomic eyepiece-less viewing head.

    Light passes through the patented Dynascope™ optics, exiting the single viewing lens as twin (mono) light paths. The large diameter of these exit rays means that users do not need to precisely align their eyes with the viewing lens in order to see the subject.

    ‘Next generation’ multi-touch measurement software

    Hawk features ‘next generation’ multi-touch measurement software, featuring ‘touch-to-measure’ technology, making Hawk Duo 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 shape to ‘see’ the feature.

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

    Measuring stage calibration, with NLEC

    Hawk Duo CNC is available with a high specification, high performance measuring stage, providing a measuring range of 200mm x 150mm (8″ x 6″).

    Every measuring stage has factory-set non-linear error correction (NLEC) calibration to ensure optimum accuracy, which is traceable to NPL/NAMAS/NIST standards for the purposes of ISO9000.

    Combined with 0.5µm resolution measuring encoders, this provides a system repeatability of up to 2µm * for complete confidence in your results.

    * when using 200mm x 150mm measuring stage (200x system magnification, using controlled conditions).

    System options

    The modularity of the Hawk Duo non-contact measurement systems allows for a wide range of vision systems, individually tailored for specific measurement applications.

    Surface illumination

    Bright white, programmable and controllable segmented LED ring light provides uniform and shadow-free surface illumination of the subject.

    Suitable for all routine measuring applications.

    Episcopic illumination

    Programmable and controllable LED episcopic or “Through The Lens” (TTL) illumination projects the light through the objective lens, following the same optical path as the image.

    Used particularly for higher magnifications where the subject is flat and reflective or to illuminate blind bores or deep surface features. Micro objectives require episcopic illumination only.

    Substage illumination

    Programmable and controllable LED substage illumination provides a sharp edge profile, plus can be used to view through holes in components, or highlight features in translucent parts.

    A thumbwheel iris adjusts the substage light to provide clearly defined edges.

    Coloured filters

    Available with substage colour filters, for enhanced profile viewing.

    Image capture

    A range of multimedia solutions are available to make light work of acquisition, processing and archiving of your captured images.

    It’s never been easier to share information. Images of non-conforming parts can be marked up and emailed for discussion in no time at all.

    Custom graticule

    Available with custom-designed pre-centred graticule.

    Objective lenses

    A wide range of objective lenses options are available: quick change high numerical aperture macro objectives, or 4-turret array, quick change micro objectives.

    Macro objectives include an iris to adjust depth of field.

     

    Software

    The Hawk Duo CNC has a choice of the following metrology software option

    M3 ‘touch 2 measure’ metrology software

    Hawk Duo CNC can be used with the ‘next generation’ multi-touch measurement software, featuring ‘touch-to-measure’ technology, making Hawk 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 shape to ‘see’ the feature.

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

    • 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
    • Direct Compare option to allow simple CAD import of overlay drawings to check those complex geometric parts for a simple Go/No Go decision
    • Simple record function for programming measurement routines

    IK 5300 Advanced metrology software (formerly QC-5000)

    IK 5300 metrology software is the premier control interface within the Hawk family of non-contact measuring systems, providing a commanding solution to empower operators along every step of the measurement process.

    • This powerful software provides advanced features, such as custom formulas, conditional programming, Statistical Process Control (SPC) or RUNS databases (for long-term tracking of component performance)
    • Multi-feature modelling with advanced data import, export and analysis features
    • Create measurement routines with advanced functions, such as fully conditional measurement

    Technical

    IK 5300 metrology software is the premier control interface within the Hawk family of non-contact measuring systems, providing a commanding solution to empower operators along every step of the measurement process.

    • This powerful software provides advanced features, such as custom formulas, conditional programming, Statistical Process Control (SPC) or RUNS databases (for long-term tracking of component performance)
    • Multi-feature modelling with advanced data import, export and analysis features
    • Create measurement routines with advanced functions, such as fully conditional measurement
    Objective lensTotal magnificationWorking DistanceField of view (mm Ø)Depth of Field
    1x10x84mm14.2mm270µm
    2x20x81mm7.1mm67µm
    5x50x61mm2.8mm10µm
    10x100x32mm1.4mm6µm
    Objective lensTotal magnificationWorking DistanceField of view (mm Ø)Depth of Field
    5x50x20mm4.4mm12.22µm
    10x100x10.1mm2.2mm3.06µm
    20x200x3.1mm1.1mm1.3µm
    50x500x0.66mm0.44mm0.43µm
    Objective lensTotal magnificationWorking DistanceField of view (mm Ø)Depth of Field
    10x100x21mm2.2mm4.4µm
    20x200x12mm1.1mm1.72µm
    50x500x10.6mm0.44mm1.10µm
    100x1000x3.4mm0.22mm0.43µm
    Objective lensTotal magnificationWorking DistanceField of view (mm Ø)Depth of Field
    20x200x21mm1.1mm2.24µm
    50x500x15mm0.44mm1.36µm

    Accessories

    • Substage colour filter (to enhance definition of profiled or turned parts)
    Measuring Stage
    Measuring range (X,Y)200mm x 150mm
    Measuring range (Z)202mm (244mm max.)*
    Measurement accuracyU952D = 2+(4.5L/1000)µm
    Stage repeatability
    (X)
    (Y)
    (Z)
    0.002mm
    0.002mm
    0.004mm**
    Encoder repeatability
    (X)
    (Y)
    (Z)
    0.0005mm
    0.0005mm
    0.0005mm
    Automation
    Stage movementCNC automated
    Illumination options
    Surface illuminationBright white, controllable and programmable quadrant LED ring light.
    Episcopic illuminationControllable and programmable LED Episcopic illumination. Projects light through the lens (TTL). Micro objectives require Episcopic illumination.
    Substage illuminationControllable and programmable LED substage illumination. Includes iris adjustment to provide clearly defined edges.
    Dimensions
    W x D x H750mm x 700mm x 780mm

    * Configuration dependent.
    ** Based on using 10x macro lens (100x system magnification).

    Where L = measured length in mm (200x system magnification, using controlled conditions).

    Measuring stage calibration

    All measuring stages complete with factory-set Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) calibration as standard.

    Software

    • M3 metrology software
    • IK 5300 metrology software

    Accessories

    • Substage colour filter (to enhance definition of profiled or turned parts)

    System details

    Measuring Stage
    Measuring range (X,Y)150mm x 150mm
    Measuring range (Z)195mm (244mm max.)*
    Measurement accuracyU952D = 4+(5.5L/1000)µm
    Stage repeatability
    (X)
    (Y)
    (Z)
    0.004mm
    0.004mm
    0.004mm**
    Encoder repeatability
    (X)
    (Y)
    (Z)
    0.001mm
    0.001mm
    0.0005mm
    Automation
    Stage movementManual
    Illumination options
    Surface illuminationBright white, controllable and programmable quadrant LED ring light.
    Episcopic illuminationControllable and programmable LED Episcopic illumination. Projects light through the lens (TTL). Micro objectives require Episcopic illumination.
    Substage illuminationControllable and programmable LED substage illumination. Includes iris adjustment to provide clearly defined edges.
    Dimensions
    W x D x H540mm x 700mm x 780mm

     

    Measuring stage
    Measuring range (X,Y)200mm x 150mm200mm x 150mm CNC
    Measuring range (Z)195mm (244mm max.)*195mm (244mm max.)*
    Measurement accuracyU952D = 2+(4.5L/1000)µmU952D = 2+(4.5L/1000)µm
    Stage repeatability
    (X)
    (Y)
    (Z)
    0.002mm
    0.002mm
    0.004mm**
    0.002mm
    0.002mm
    0.004mm**
    Encoder resolution
    (X)
    (Y)
    (Z)
    0.0005mm
    0.0005mm
    0.0005mm
    0.0005mm
    0.0005mm
    0.0005mm
    Automation
    Stage movementManualCNC automated
    Illumination options
    Surface illuminationBright white, controllable and programmable quadrant LED ring light.
    Episcopic illuminationControllable and programmable LED Episcopic illumination. Projects light through the lens (TTL).
    Micro objectives require Episcopic illumination.
    Substage illuminationControllable and programmable LED substage illumination. Includes iris adjustment to provide clearly defined edges.
    Dimensions
    W x D x H750mm x 700mm x 780mm

     

    Measuring stage
    Measuring range (X,Y)300mm x 225mm
    Measuring range (Z)89mm max.*
    Measurement accuracyU952D = 15+(6.5L/1000)µm
    Stage repeatability
    (X)
    (Y)
    (Z)
    0.010mm
    0.010mm
    0.010mm**
    Encoder resolution
    (X)
    (Y)
    (Z)
    0.001mm
    0.001mm
    0.001mm
    Automation
    Stage movementManual
    Illumination options
    Surface illuminationBright white, LED ring light.
    Episcopic illuminationEpiscopic illumination. Projects light through the lens (TTL). Micro objectives require Episcopic illumination.
    Substage illuminationSubstage illumination. Includes iris adjustment to provide clearly defined edges.
    Dimensions
    W x D x H1100mm x 980mm x 700mm

     

    Measuring stage
    Measuring range (X,Y)400mm x 300mm
    Measuring range (Z)89mm max.*
    Measurement accuracyU952D = 15+(8.5L/1000)µm
    Stage repeatability
    (X)
    (Y)
    (Z)
    0.010mm
    0.010mm
    0.010mm**
    Encoder resolution
    (X)
    (Y)
    (Z)
    0.001mm
    0.001mm
    0.001mm
    Automation
    Stage movementManual
    Illumination options
    Surface illuminationBright white, LED ring light.
    Episcopic illuminationEpiscopic illumination. Projects light through the lens (TTL). Micro objectives require Episcopic illumination.
    Substage illuminationSubstage illumination. Includes iris adjustment to provide clearly defined edges.
    Dimensions
    W x D x H1200mm x 1020mm x 700mm

     

    * Configuration dependent.
    ** Based on using 10x macro lens (100x system magnification).

    Where L = measured length in mm (200x system magnification, using controlled conditions).

    Measuring stage calibration

    All measuring stages complete with factory-set Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) calibration as standard.

    Additional information

    Ergonimic 'Eyepiece-less"

    Yes

    Image Capture

    Yes

    Magnification

    Low (20x max)

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