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The innovative new HDV Horizontal Digital Video comparator combines the best features of a horizontal optical comparator and a vision metrology system. Utilizing a rigid steel design, with 12" x 6" of stage travel, the HDV is configured like a traditional horizontal comparator. The system has a uniquely mounted 5MP digital video camera, coupled with a choice of quick change telecentric lenses or 6.5:1 zoom for micron-level resolution. The HDV system includes a powerful 64-bit PC and Touchscreen monitor, which runs MetLogix M3 metrology software. With this software, DXF CAD files can be imported and 2D Go-No-Go gauges created, similar to using a Mylar overlay chart on a comparator screen. Video edge detection (VED), allows real-time interaction of the imported file with the video image of the part being inspected. Productivity, speed and accuracy are all enhanced.


Features and Specifications

  • Steel construction with a hard anodized stage tooling plate
  • 12 x 6" Stage Travel
  • 110lbs maximum load capacity
  • 2" of focus travel
  • Helix adjustment with  ±10° Vernier scale
  • Manual X-Y and focus positioning via hand wheels or CNC with joystick and trackball positioning
  • Heidenhain glass scales for 0.5µm (.00002") X and Y resolution
  • LED illumination for surface and profile lighting
  • 5 mega-pixel color videoo camera (2448 x 2058 pixels)
  • Software and part image displayed on 24" touch-screen color monitor (1920 x 1080 pixels)

Additional Options

  • Six interchangeable telecentric lenses for fields of view from 1.14 to 0.09"
  • Interchangable 6.5.1 zoom optics
  • Systems are also available with fixed.14x lens offering 2.5 x 1.9" FOV. (Lenses are not interchangeable on this model)
  • MetoLogix™ M3 software with DXF/FOV option
  • Optional CNC controls
  • 23 or 32" purpose built cabinets
  • Extensive line of calibration standards, work-holding devices and accessories

Shipping, Weight, and Dimensions

  • Net Weight - 220lbs / 100kg
  • Shipping Weight - 430lbs / 195kg
  • Dimensions - 33.3" (L) x 19" (W) x 37.7" (H)

If you're interested in having this equipment set up and calibrated, please send us a message at or call us at 216-347-9126.