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Mach Discussion => General Mach Discussion => Topic started by: diyengineer on February 16, 2015, 06:13:57 PM

Title: cnc Optical comparator + mach 3?
Post by: diyengineer on February 16, 2015, 06:13:57 PM
Found a optical comparator that the cnc function has stopped working, but the quadra check 2000 still functions, and the light. The shop was using it manually until they bought a new unit. I was thinking I could convert it to "powered" manual with the job and step function that mach 3 has. Worst case I could use hand wheels, but it got me thinking what else I could do with it. I saw the software centrecam, and even remembered mach 3's video plugin. Haven't seen anyone use mach 3 yet like this. Will load up some pictures of the machine tomorrow.

Specs to my knowledge
Image Orientation
Fully corrected, Full telecentric
Optical working distance
7"/178mm fixed on all magnifications
Profile projection: Built-in 24V/150W collimated tungsten halogen Optional 250W mercury arc Optional surface reflection: 1000W coaxial thru-the-lens system
Screen size
15" (380mm) Ground glass with cross-lines
Work stage
Cast iron, hard plated, 30" x 7" (765mm x 178mm) universal dovetail Optional heavy duty 32.5" x 7.5" (820mm x 190mm) universal dovetail
Weight capacity
150 lbs (70Kg)
Work stage travel
X = 9" (410mm) motorized horizontal travel Optional increase of X-axis = 12"/305 with heavy duty 32.5" x 7.5" table Y = 7" (230mm) motorized vertical travel Optional increase of Y-axis = 8"/205 with heavy duty 32.5" x 7.5" table
Stage Helix
+/- 10 degrees via table pivot with 1 min large format side stage venier
Work stage accuracy
Within +/- 0.004mm + [(L/20).001]
Linear scale resolution
Standard: 0.001mm/.00005” Optional: 0.0005mm/.000020"
+/- 1 Scale count (0.001mm/.00005")
Coated telecentric lenses
Fully Corrected: 10x, 20x, 31.25x, 50x, 62.5x, 100x
Lens Mount
Single lens mount or optional 4 position internal motorized turret
Optical accuracy
Within +/- .10% profile projection or surface reflection
Power requirements
120V or 240V AC, 50/60 Hz, 15 Amp
Net 3050 lbs (1380 kg) Crated 3200lbs (1451 kg)