Video Measurement System

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Improve your quality control without hurting your bottom line.  Scienscope's    CO-MM-XY is an affordable, yet highly accurate measurement system. 

XY Table

Manual 6" x 8" XY table with 1 micron encoders (non-contact).  Internal and non-contact linear encoder allows placement of the measuring mechanism in closest possible proximity to the measuring area, minimizing measurement error.  The non-contact encoder creates absolutely no mechanical drag.  The internally mounted lead screw is equipped with a quick release nut for rapid gross movements.  A flip of the lever engages the fine pitch lead screw with self adjusting nut for positive positioning to the micron.  Specially designed knobs are provided on both ends of the screws for ease of use.  Recirculation  bearing linear guides provide highly reliable and smooth motion without the risk of bearing creep commonly found in crossed roller bearings.  The recirculation  linear guides are mounted internal to the stage to avoid contamination and are fitted with wipers to further prevent contamination and retain proper lubrication.


 AVM200 software is a PC-based dimensional measurement software that turns a conventional microscope into a powerful measurement station. The software uses the latest digital image processing technology to analyze video images for dimensional measurement. It then compares the measurement to nominal values and tolerances to identify conditions of non-conformance. The software can also be integrated to your application.

The software is for Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows XP and Windows NT 4.0. It takes advantage of the latest operating systems and provides you a familiar, graphical environment to complete your measurement. The software can be easily linked to other Windows applications, such as spreadsheets and SPC packages. The AVM20 tolerance functions conform to ASME Y14.5M 1994.

The software is designed for image documentation, product inspection and quality control. The software provides a full range of functions for image capture, measurement, archival, image comparison, image and result output. The software is easy to use and it will deliver reliable and repeatable precision measurement results on the hardware of your choice.

Video Card

A video card is used to transfer the image to the PC monitor, where an accurate measurement can be achieved using the AVM20 Software.  The Video Card incorporates an on-board 3D accelerator and 8 MB of fast SGRAM. Its 128-bit memory interface is capable of running at speeds up to 125 MHz, allowing for display resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 85 Hz. 


  • Rugged micro zoom lens with 0.7x - 4.5x primary magnification. 

  • 0.35x CCD Coupler

  • F.O.V.: (based on a 1/3" CCD)
                      H: 3.04 mm
                      V: 2.28 mm
                      H: 19.59 mm
                      V: 14.69 mm

CCD Camera

1/3" CCD Color camera with 480 TV Lines of resolution;
768 (H) x 494 (V) pixels.  Manual gain and color controls allow for exceptional color reproduction.  12-pin Hirose connector with power and S-Video Out.

Base and Focus System
Sturdy Z Column with coarse and fine focus.  Zoom lens coupler slides and locks into end of focus rack.

Illumination System

150 Watt fiber optic illuminator with intensity control and a 36" Annular ring light guide.  Provides you with  shadow free and evenly distributed light.

Calibration Target
N.I.S.T. traceable calibration target.  11 concentric circles from 0.005" - 1.00". 

PC Requirements

  • Pentium Class Processor

  • SVGA monitor with 800 x 600 or better resolution

  • CD-ROM drive

  • 32 MB RAM

  • Hard drive with minimum 20 MB free space

  • Windows 95/98, Windows NT 4.0 or later

  • PCI slot for video card

FC-BL-22     2" x 2" Back light guide
IL-88-FOI     150 Watt fiber optic illuminator
MZ-CP-05    0.5x CCD Coupler
MZ-CP-10    1x CCD Coupler
MZ-CP-20    2x CCD Coupler
MZ-20-70   2x Auxiliary lens
Various Auxiliary lenses and Couplers for different magnifications and FOV, look at table below for configurations.