May 01, 2010

Continuing to provide the Quadra-Chek metrology digital readout for 2-D geometries, Heidenhain Corp. introduces it with a new dark gray faceplate. It is now called the Quadra-Chek ND 1200. The ND 1200 series of readouts continue to support up to four axes, and function as measuring computers for 2-D geometries. They are mainly suited to optical comparators, measuring microscopes and 2-D measuring machines. The ND 1200 QUADRA-CHEK maintains its monochrome flat-panel LCD screen for displayed values, dialogs and inputs, graphics functions and soft keys. The diecast aluminum enclosure meets the demands of metrology and production control. Predefined features (point, line, circle) are available for measurement with the ND 1200. The patented Measure Magic function makes measurement especially easy: it selects the feature that best matches the shape implied by the points probed. In addition, the user can establish relationships (distances, angles) between features. An optional edge detection feature allows users to automatically capture measurement points via an optical edge detector. This includes a probe searching for light and dark areas in order to recreate the part internally. Data interfaces are useful when outputting measurement points as well as loading and saving settings, compensation values and programs. The RS-232-CN.24 serial interface enables communication with a PC, and printers or memory media can be connected via a USB port.

Related Glossary Terms

  • 2-D


    Way of displaying real-world objects on a flat surface, showing only height and width. This system uses only the X and Y axes.

  • metrology


    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.