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Technical Support

Straightness Measurements with Autocollimators

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Ultra Dual Axis Digital Autocollimator

Using the latest CCD technology the new Ultra Dual Axis Autocollimator is a highly versatile instrument offering high accuracy and stability over a range of applications.

Ultra High Precision Dual Axis Digital Autocollimator

A high precision version of the above Ultra Autocollimator, ideal for ultra-precision measurements and indexing of small angles.

VA900 Visual Autocollimator

The VA900 has an excellent range to resolution with an accuracy of 1 arc sec, this system is popular in the measurement and calibration of indexing heads and other angular devices such as prisms and clinometers.

TA60 Visual Autocollimator

The TA60 is a cost effective dual axes graticule auto-collimator with a large gauge range to resolution. Its small size and robust design lend itself to fixturing making it easy to adapt to many different applications.

TA51 Visual Autocollimator

The TA51 has a wide range yet maintains a high measurement accuracy, this system is popular in the measurement and calibration of indexing heads and other angular devices such as polygons and clinometers.

Straightness Measurements with Autocollimators

 

Ultra Dual Axis Digital Autocollimator

Using the latest CCD technology the new Ultra Dual Axis Autocollimator is a highly versatile instrument offering high accuracy and stability over a range of applications. This digital autocollimator is controlled using a tablet PC with clear touch-screen software.

Simple Set up
This wide range Autocollimator comes with a laser sighting aid for simple setup. Combine this with the clear visual display on the autocollimators tablet PC and set up is easy even over long distances or with small reflectors.

Clear Results
The Ultra Autocollimator also includes as standard the Taylor Hobson dedicated Electro Optics applications software which allows advanced measurement, calculation and analysis of a range of features such as straightness, twist, squareness, parallelism, flatness, polygons and indexing tables.

The Ultra Autocollimator combines a wide measurement range with high accuracy over its whole range.

  • Wide measurement range (1800 seconds)
  • High accuracy over the entire range (0.2 seconds)
  • Simultaneous dual axis operation and display
  • Laser sighting aid for easy set up
  • Simple touch-screen operation
  • Clear software with full electro optics applications package
  • Available in a range of languages including Japanese and Chinese

 

Other variants of the digital autocollimators are available including a longer distance autocollimator (measurement up to 25 metres) and a faster measuring autocollimator (60-100Hz, for applications such as scanning the angular changes of devices or assemblies using a reflector).

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Ultra High Precision Dual Axis Digital Autocollimator

A high precision version of the above Ultra Autocollimator, ideal for ultra-precision measurements and indexing of small angles.  One of the most precise autocollimators on the market, the Ultra High Precision Autocollimator is commonly used for applications such as calibration and setting of Polygons, Rotary Tables and encoders.

  • Measuring range: 300 secs
  • High accuracy: 0.1 seconds over central 100s (0.2 seconds over full range)
  • Simultaneous two axis display 0.001 sec
  • Simultaneous dual axis operation and display
  • Laser sighting aid for easy set up
  • Simple touch-screen operation
  • Clear software with full electro optics applications package
  • Available in a range of languages including Japanese and Chinese

VA900 Visual Autocollimator

The VA900 has an excellent range to resolution with an accuracy of 1 arc sec, this system is popular in the measurement and calibration of indexing heads and other angular devices such as prisms and clinometers. Combined with Taylor Hobson's alignment software (manual data input) this system can provide measurement features such as angle straightness, squareness and parallelism.

The system can be calibrated to traceable standards given the operator full confidence in results and maintaining high measurement integrity. The dual axis graticule and simple micrometer readout make this instrument popular with inspectors.

  • Accuracy to 1 arc seconds
  • Wide range of accessories
  • Simple to use robust design with dual axis display
  • Large measurement range of +/- 900 arc secs
  • Wide range of accessories

TA60 Visual Autocollimator

The TA60 is a cost effective dual axes graticule auto-collimator with a large gauge range to resolution. Its small size and robust design lend itself to fixturing making it easy to adapt to many different applications.

The wide field of view and dark field graticule (other options available) make it simple to use even on low reflective or small cross sectional surfaces making the system ideal for workshop and tool room environments.

  • Simple to use robust design with dual axis graticule
  • Easily adaptable to fixturing
  • Wide field of view
  • Dark field graticule for low reflective surfaces
  • Wide range of accessories

TA51 Visual Autocollimator

The TA51 has a wide range yet maintains a high measurement accuracy, this system is popular in the measurement and calibration of indexing heads and other angular devices such as polygons and clinometers. Combined with Taylor Hobson's alignment software (manual data input) this system can provide measurement features such as angle straightness, squareness and parallelism.

The system can be calibrated to traceable standards given the operator full confidence in results and maintaining high measurement integrity.

The system comes with a sturdy base with levelling capability allowing fast simple set up, the visual display and dual axis micrometers make this instrument a popular choice.

  • Dual Axis micrometers
  • Accuracy to 0.5 arc seconds
  • Simple to use robust design with dual axis display
  • Large measurement range of 10 mins
  • Wide range of accessories
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Technical and Service Support for Alignment Products
For further information visit Spectrum Metrology; approved technical support and service centre for these products.
Visit their website for video demonstrations, applications and further assistance. 
http://www.spectrum-metrology.co.uk/electro-optical-metrology/