Test & Measurement
Mahr introduces new vision capabilities for Precimar ICM 100 IP
November 21, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mahr, a provider of dimensional metrology solutions, has updated its Precimar ICM 100 Dial and Digital Indicator Calibrator, designed for the automated testing of measuring equipment, to include image processing.
Existing Precimar Optimar 100 devices can also be upgraded with the new vision capabilities.
The ICM 100 tests dial and digital indicators, test indicators and dial comparators. With the image processing upgrade, a camera automatically records the indicated values of the test indicators and forwards them to a software for processing.
The hardware and software add-on package provides a way to equip new or existing ICM 100 measuring stations for automated testing. The measuring system including image processing is also available as a complete package under the name Precimar ICM 100 IP.
The new vision capabilities incorporate the fast image processing of a USB 3.0 camera and stable daylight-independent LED illumination, along with secure digital identification and reading of digits. Mahr’s Precimar Software for Gage Calibration controls the measuring device, evaluates the camera image of the scale or number display of the test object, compares the values with the high accuracy internal reference scale and automatically completes the process of calibrating the product under test. The software also makes it possible to create and store test certificates.
Precimar software is preloaded with many standard indicator calibration routines as defined by various national standards including American ASME/ANSI, British, German, French, Japanese and Russian. Simple choose the indicator type to be calibrated and the appropriate standard, and the system is ready to automatically perform a detailed calibration of the test piece.