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Jon Lawson

Metrology and measurement specialist Starrett, has introduced a new horizontal digital video projector to its range of metrology equipment.

The HDV500 Digital Video Projector is a further evolution of Starrett’s existing HDV Vision System product offering.

The newest version of this machine combines a large, floor-standing, horizontal optical projector and a vision metrology system.

The machine is configured like a traditional horizontal projector, using a heavy-duty steel design.

Much like Starrett’s existing HDV300 and HDV400 systems, the HDV500 centres on its bayonet-style lens mounting system, combined with a high-resolution colour video camera.

Unlike the previous models, the new machine includes CNC controls as standard.

In addition, the HDV500 delivers triple the maximum load capacity of its predecessors, allowing for a maximum load of 150kg.

This capacity is supported by the machine’s steel construction and nickel plated stage tooling plate. The machine also provides a more extensive stage travel, of 500mm x 200mm.

The HDV500 Digital Video Comparator is the newest addition to Starrett’s existing range of HDV Vision systems.