Aberlink’s camera system offers a non-contact facility on any Aberlink CMM. A clever design of magnetic, kinematic joint allows the probe and camera to be swapped in just seconds. This means that components can be inspected using both touch trigger and vision inspection technology on the same machine.
The camera incorporates a telecentric lens that gives a distortion-free image on the monitor. It also contains a fully programmable 16-LED light ring which contains alternate white and UV LEDs. The white LEDs provide surface illumination in the normal manner whilst the UV LEDs provide an ingenius solution to the perennial problem of backlighting on a CMM - the component to be measured is simply placed on a plate containing special reflective paper. Just another example of Aberlink’s innovative approach to solving metrology problems.