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Saphir QD – Intelligent software for Rapid 2D geometry measurements
Automatically taking dimensional measurements as soon as the user’s hand leaves the measurement area, the VideoCAD Rapid with intelligent Saphir software is ideal for all manufacturers of multiple and varied components such as stamped components, pressed metal parts, gaskets, gears and cams.
Interacting directly with the components on the workstage, Saphir software can measure several identical parts or several different parts instantaneously – no fixturing required. Components can be placed on the instrument stage in any orientation – even with the underside upwards. After initial setup, repeat measurements are carried out without even pre-loading a template - the software can recognise the shape and measure automatically - identifying a pass/fail instantaneously.
The software identifies all parts present and displays the measurements within seconds. Even when no measurement program has previously been recorded the software can recognise the contour, create a professional CAD drawing and make the alignment to perform the measurement operation. A DXF module allows measurements to be compared with associated drawings, including tolerance bands, Go/No Go identification and DXF data export.
Saphir QD software is a great enhancement to an already powerful measurement system: the VideoCAD Rapid, designed by German based optical specialists Dr Heinrich Schneider Messtechnik , incorporates a 4 step motorized zoom lens to allow the system to adapt to a range of minute component features and has four different fields of view for high accuracy, distortion free measurement.
A combination of transmitted and incident light ensures that all visible contours and features can be measured, even on parts composed of more than one type of material and is especially suited to profiles made of plastic, aluminium, wood, rubber and metal as well as stamped parts of any kind.
Available as a stand-alone measurement station or integrated into the production process, its robust design with no moving parts makes it ideal for shopfloor use.
See the Saphir QD software in action: