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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Nikon's New iNEXIV Multi-Sensor Measuring System Offers 3D Image Documentation

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MELVILLE, N.Y., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Nikon Instruments Inc., today announced it is expanding its line of NEXIV Video Measuring System products to include the iNEXIV VMA-2520. The new multi-sensor measuring system is light weight and compact enough to be used in the factory on the bench top, with fast, fully automatic and high accuracy features that make it ideally suited for a wide variety of industrial measuring, inspection and quality control applications. The iNEXIV is designed to measure 3D workpieces, is touch probe ready, integrates the latest imaging processing software and incorporates a new 10x optical zoom system and LaserAuto Focus option.

The iNEXIV is specifically designed for measuring 3D workpieces. Its 200mm Z axis measuring range together with an optical system featuring a long 73.5mm working distance enables easy measurements of tall mechanical parts, plastic injection molded parts, electronics components, and medical devices. The iNEXIV is also pre-wired from the start to be touch probe ready -- an essential capability for the automotive industry and others. This feature, available in the summer of 2007, will provide future upgrade possibilities, making probing easy for the establishment of datum surfaces and side walls for precise quality control of prismatic 3D parts, where vision sensing cannot be used.

"Nikon has capitalized upon its deep knowledge and experience to create an automated measurement system designed for accuracy as well as ease of use," said Mike Metzger , General Manager, Industrial Microscopy & Metrology. "Neverbefore has a NEXIV product included so many high technology features at such a low, affordable price."

To further enhance its advanced measuring capabilities, the iNEXIV has integrated the latest image processing software, making this system a powerful photo documentation tool. Even three-dimensional objects can be easily documented and viewed in their relative 3D form with precise proportionality when created with the extended depth of field software in which all Z axis data stays in focus. The software also generates accurate 2D stitchedpanoramic images captured with CNC XY stage precision, making super wide FOV (field of view) observation possible.

A newly designed 10X optical zoom system has an ultra low distortion of less than 0.1%, and features an Apochromatic Objective Lens with a High Numerical Aperture NA (0.11) designed for maximum resolution and excellent color correction performance which is especially important when using thestandard LED illumination.

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