Keyence expands the IM series of digital profile projectors with the IM-6225 model with a multiple ring lighting unit. An automatic search function for optimal lighting settings helps the user choose the lighting best suited to the nature of the room to be controlled and the measurement to be performed.
Keyence's IM series digital profile projector has revolutionized quality control processes in the workshop, laboratory or production line. This imaging system performs dimensional measurements automatically, at high speeds and with very high accuracy. And this with ease: the operator puts the part to control on the turntable and presses the button placed in front to measure in a few seconds up to 99 odds with an accuracy of up to 2 m. The measurements are made by backlighting the control room (diascopy) or by direct lighting (episcopy).
To further expand the range of applications in the IM series, Keyence complements its range of measurement heads with a new model. The IM-6225 measuring head is equipped with an innovative lighting device that greatly increases the possibilities of episcopic lighting and thereby extends the spectrum of measurements to rooms requiring specific lighting conditions. Like all IM series models, this ring lighting is adjustable in light intensity and its four segments can be activated independently of each other.
In addition to these traditional settings, there are two innovative features: the motorized adjustment of the height of the lighting and the choice of the type of lighting. The IM-6625's lighting unit incorporates two lighting technologies within the same ring to provide multiple-angle or shaving lighting. The high-angle multi-angle lighting illuminates all parts of the target evenly. Shaving lighting reinforces the contrast between the target and the outline of its circumference, while the low-angle multi-angle lighting reveals contrasts between the different heights of the target. Depending on the nature of the target and the measurements to be made, it is possible to choose the optimal lighting characteristics: height, light intensity, segments of the ring to activate, type of lighting.
To simplify the user's task and avoid wasting time searching for the best lighting settings, Keyence has equipped the IM-6225 with an automatic search function for optimal lighting. Once the operator has specified the characteristics of the part to be controlled, this feature displays on the screen 2 to 4 real images of the room taken under different lighting conditions as well as the associated measurements. The operator then selects the most appropriate lighting for its application.
The IM-6225 measuring head is accompanied by the launch of the new im-6700 controller with increased performance and a software version that will enable the multiple lighting unit to be automatically steered and set up. This new version of the programming and usage software, which can be downloaded free of charge for users of other IM series models, has also become more user-friendly and more ergonomic. This make measurement sequences even easier to program and implement.
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