The L.S. Starrett Company, a global manufacturer of precision hand tools and gages, metrology systems and more, is now offering new MetLogix Mx200 Digital Readouts (DRO) for its broad line of rugged, accurate and reliable Optical Comparators. Fully featured and simple to use, the DROs combine an intuitive user experience with current touchscreen conventions and a wide range of functionality.
The Mx200 is a shop-hardened DRO. A sealed rubber keypad and durable powder-coated enclosure provide lasting performance in any environment from the shop floor to the Quality Control Lab. Capable of Optical Edge Detection and Crosshair Measurement, Mx200 probing options are spontaneous. The exclusive EdgeLogic™ feature enables gesture-driven control of start and end measurement commands, minimizing the need to interact with the DRO directly. Users simply cross the same edge twice to start and end measurements.
Supporting industry standard feature measurement and popular graphic-based construction types, the Mx200 toggle feature construction sub-types quickly with the Change Feature Type Button.
Popular geometric tolerancing and part programming can be applied to measured and constructed features using the industry-leading Metlogix tolerance system. Nominal and tolerance limits are quickly applied and viewed accurately in a large, easy to read LCD display with LED capacitive touchscreen. Metlogix axis support includes XY, XYZ or XYQ, and DROs also feature multiple language support.
Users may choose from one of three report formats with the Mx200 DRO: CSV, Standard or Tolerance. Report contents can include a report title, time and date stamps, and all feature measurement results data. Reports can be printed as hard copies to a wireless Windows compatible printer, or exported as CSV or TSV data files to a USB flash storage device. Measurement results can also be exported via RS232(serial) output to an external PC application.
Starrett also is offering the new MetLogix Mx100, which is a more simplified basic features version of the Mx200 DRO. For more information on Starrett Optical Comparators, please visit https://www.starrett.com/optical.
Related Glossary Terms
Thin web or film of metal on a casting that occurs at die partings and around air vents and movable cores. This excess metal is due to necessary working and operating clearances in a die. Flash also is the excess material squeezed out of the cavity as a compression mold closes or as pressure is applied to the cavity.
Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.
- quality assurance ( quality control)
quality assurance ( quality control)
Terms denoting a formal program for monitoring product quality. The denotations are the same, but QC typically connotes a more traditional postmachining inspection system, while QA implies a more comprehensive approach, with emphasis on “total quality,” broad quality principles, statistical process control and other statistical methods.
Minimum and maximum amount a workpiece dimension is allowed to vary from a set standard and still be acceptable.