The Hawk Elite non-contact optical measurement system has been designed for companies who demand the highest levels of manufacturing quality.
Hawk Elite offers high accuracy, repeatable measurement of complex components of all materials and excels at measuring difficult to view samples, such as black or transparent plastics.
From simple manual measurement to multi-feature modeling with advanced data import, export and analysis, Hawk Elite offers a powerful, flexible solution to meet the most demanding measuring requirements.
- High accuracy and repeatability, 3-axis non-contact measurements
- Microscope-resolution optical image provides high accuracy measurement
- Patented optical viewing head clearly defines edges, offering superior resolution and contrast
- High precision measuring stage options
- Powerful and intuitive PC-based software or simple to operate data processor
- Wide range of system configurations and options, including fully automated CNC control
Hawk Elite delivers true optical images for unsurpassed accuracy and critical repeatability.
Accurate measurement of complex components is achieved using the high contrast, high resolution optical image, enabling enhanced surface definition for fast and simple measurement.
The Hawk difference
Vision Engineering holds world patents for a number of technologies which optimize optical and ergonomic performance.
Hawk’s patented Dynascope™ technology enables you to view intricate and low contrast objects with confidence, increasing measurement accuracy and productivity, while reducing costs.
Black on black? White on white? Transparent subjects? Difficult to view features may all be viewed in intricate detail – something not always possible with other measuring devices such as profile projectors or video based systems – making it easy to take accurate measurements.
Accurate non-contact measurement of precision components requires high resolution, high contrast images, combined with a precision measuring stage.
Hawk Elite utilises Vision Engineering's patented Dynascope™ technology to provide enhanced surface definition for fast and simple measurement. The superior optical clarity also allows detailed visual inspection to be performed simultaneously.
Unlike systems which digitize the optical information, Hawk Elite employs a pure optical image, together with the best image recognition system known to man – the human brain. So you can have complete confidence in your measurements, even for difficult to view components.
Measuring stage calibration, with NLEC
Hawk Elite is available with a range of high specification, high performance measuring stage options, providing a measuring range of up to 400mm x 300mm (16" x 12").
Every measuring stage has factory set non linear error correction (NLEC) calibration to ensure optimum accuracy, which is traceable to NPL/NAMAS/NIST standards for the purposes of ISO9000.
Combined with 0.5µm resolution measuring encoders, this provides a system repeatability of up to 2µm * for complete confidence in your results.
* when using 200mm x 150mm measuring stage (200x system magnification, using controlled conditions).