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11th September 2012

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Autocollimator used to test innovative Scanner System to monitor pollution

Autocollimators were used to align the optical components when the University of Leicester built the pioneering CompAQS scanner in collaboration with Surrey Satellite Technology and DL Optics Ltd

18th October 2018 • Read »

Digital Projectors and Video Measurement Microscopes in sharp focus at MACH

Spectrum Metrology invites visitors to the MACH exhibition to witness the optical clarity and precision of their latest digital projectors and video microscopes, manufactured by German designers Dr Schneider Messtechnik.

6th March 2018 • Read »

Alignment Telescopes used by Cammell Laird on the RRS Sir David Attenborough

Shipbuilders and marine engineers Cammell Laird are using the Micro Alignment Telescope to assist with precise alignment of the ships propeller shafts to the marine engine during build of the Sir David Attenborough polar research vessel

26th January 2018 • Read »

New Automatic prism and polygon checker launched at Photonics West

Taylor Hobson will launch its automatic prism/polygon measurement system at the forthcoming Photonics West exhibition in San Francisco this month.

15th January 2018 • Read »

Rapid micro-defect and gap/flush gauges at EPMC

Spectrum Metrology will be showcasing a range of ground-breaking handheld gauging technology for rapid micro-defect and gap/flush analysis at the EPMC show this November (Ricoh Arena, 14-15 November). 

12th October 2017 • Read »

New Product Release: ULTRA Autocollimator from Taylor Hobson

Using the latest CCD technology and touch screen software, the new Dual Axis Autocollimator has a wide range combined with high accuracy for precise calculation and analysis of straightness, flatness, parallelism, squareness and angle.

Replacing the older models of autocollimator (DA80, DA200, DA300, DA400 and DA20) the Ultra Autocollimator incorporates a number of new design features:

  • The measurement head uses the latest CCD technology
  • The electronics/meter unit has been replaced with a simple touch-screen tablet PC
  • Operation is software driven with the full electro-optics applications software package now included as standard
  • Laser sighting aid supplied for easy set up
  • Wide measurement range (1800 seconds) *
  • High accuracy (0.2 seconds over 800 seconds, 0.4 seconds over whole range) *

* A high precision version of the above Ultra Autocollimator is also available, ideal for ultra-precision measurements and indexing of small angles (Measuring range: 300 secs, 0.1 seconds accuracy over central 100s (0.2 seconds over full range)).

The most common application for the Taylor Hobson Dual Axis Autocollimator is the simultaneous two axis straightness measurement of machine tool slides. Measurements are automatically taken in both X and Y directions at each measurement position along the slideway; typically a 10 metre slide can be checked in only 5 minutes. Additional accessories allow twist (roll), parallelism and squareness to be set and checked.

Rotary tables, indexing heads and polygons can also be checked using the versatile Ultra Autocollimator.