Benchtop vision measurement system

Benchtop vision measurement system

January 3, 2018

The L.S. Starrett Company

The L.S. Starrett Company has introduced the HVR100-FLIP, a large field-of-vision (FOV) benchtop vision measurement system that can be used in a vertical or horizontal orientation, featuring a high-resolution digital video camera and minimal optical distortion for accurate FOV measurements up to 90mm (3.65"). 

The FLIP horizontal or vertical orientation features a wide array of applications from flat parts such as gaskets and seals, to turned and threaded parts. The system can be easily changed over from vertical to horizontal and back within minutes, and can be placed on most sturdy workbenches.

The compact Starrett HVR100-FLIP has a 24" LCD touch-screen monitor, a 348mm x 165mm (13.7" x 6.5") stationary top plate and 165mm (6.5") optics travel with a motorized power drive for accommodating various part sizes and enhanced performance. An LED ring light provides surface illumination and LED backlight offers transmitted illumination.

The main operator interface of the FLIP displays a live video image with software measurement tools and graphical digital reading of measurements. A part image can be resized using pan, zoom, and measurements by tapping a feature on the monitor screen. A wireless keyboard and pointing device are also provided for entering file names and targeting key functions. MetLogix M3 software includes 2D geometric functions such as points, lines, circles, arcs, rectangles, distances, slots, angles, and skew, and utilizing the part design DXF/ CAD file digital overlay makes part inspection simple. 


  • Auto part recognition - the part is placed anywhere in the FOV without any fixturing and the system recognizes and inspects the part in a few seconds
  • Digital comparator-DXF overlay
  • Profile fitting
  • Thread measurement