High-speed 2D Optical Micrometer

TM-3000 series

Because the TM-3000 is 2D it can...

Measure single point and edge dimensions

[1. Tilt] Measuring the outer diameter of an inclined target

(Actual application example) Measuring the outer diameter of a catheter

TM-3000 Series

Since the TM-3000 Series measures outer diameter based on a 2D image, and can provide information on the target inclination. Based on this information, it can measure outer diameters while correcting the inclination automatically.

Conventional laser scan type

If the target inclines, the scanned diameter becomes larger (The gray curve in the graph on the right), resulting in improper measured values.

[2. Roughness] Measuring the outer diameter of a target with a rough surface

(Actual application example) Measuring the outer diameter of a copy roller

TM-3000 Series

An area is defined based on the captured image. Calculating the average of the diameters within the area minimises the error caused by surface roughness during measurement.

Conventional laser scan type

When a target with a rough surface was measured, the measured value fluctuated depending on the measurement position, resulting in greater error.

[3. Narrow] Measuring the outer diameter at multiple points at narrow intervals

(Actual application example) Measuring the outer diameter of an injection needle

TM-3000 Series

You can obtain measured values by just specifying an area around the target section on the captured image. Unlike conventional micrometers, the measurement can be completed without the troublesome process of changing the target position or preparing a moving mechanism.

Conventional laser scan type

The only way to measure outer diameters at narrow intervals was either by 1) changing the target position or 2) scanning the target. Measurement took more time and effort, and incurred more costs due to jig maintenance

[4. Eccentricity] Measuring the eccentricity at multiple points of a rotating target

(Actual application example) Measuring the eccentricity at multiple points of a solenoid valve

TM-3000 Series

Just selecting measurement points from the captured data allows measurement. The measurement of the deviation at multiple points can be perfectly synchronised and conducted at once, resulting in significant reduction of cycle time.

Conventional laser scan type

The time required for the measuring of multiple points was expressed as: Number of measurement points x Rotation time, and also required time to move to the measurement points. Consequently, a 100% inspection was impossible.

[5. Distance] Measuring the outer diameter at a fixed point

(Actual application example) Measuring the outer diameter of a drill bit

TM-3000 Series

The position correction function allows outer diameter measurement at a fixed distance from a specified point.
Correcting the position displacement or inclination of the target enables quality evaluation on an actual production line.

Conventional laser scan type

Conventional micrometers required the preparation of a special jig which aligns the target for measurement. Accurate measurement was difficult because the measured value varied every time due to position variation.

[6. Step] Measuring the height difference of a stepped target

(Actual application example) Measuring the height difference/outer diameter of an injector

TM-3000 Series

Effects of inclination can be corrected during measurement when calculating from 2D data. Both height difference and
outer diameter can be measured with one sampling, allowing inline measurement.

Conventional laser scan type

After the reference point was measured, the target was moved to measure the point of different height. The system required a moving mechanism which caused problems such as accuracy issues and higher cost. In addition, accurate measurement was difficult because the resultant value became larger when the target inclined.

[7. Max] Measuring the maximum/minimum outer diameter

(Actual application example) Measuring the outer diameter of an ampule

TM-3000 Series

Measurement is conducted at once using the entire image, and the maximum diameter can be determined from the result. Since the maximum value can be specified from the entire image, measurement is not affected by errors resulting from the use of a jig.

Conventional laser scan type

The conventional micrometers scanned the target and then determined the maximum diameter from the scanned data. The measurement took more time, or was not accurate due to the influence of the accuracy of the jig.

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