Our new material testing systems answer the need for more advanced testing while continuing our objective of supplying solutions that are easy-to-use without compromising functionality. Our objective of providing an affordable solution that meets the technical demands of engineers and research scientists without compromising testing methodology or functionality is demonstrated in our new L3 software and associated MMS and MMD Series material testing systems.
Look at a Starrett material tester and you immediately see we’re different. Some features are very apparent, granite bases and extruded aluminum columns for optimum stiffness. Less obvious are high resolution encoders, precision, preloaded ball screws and advanced electronics that let you sample up to a true 5kHz and interface with digital and analog I/O devices. Axial frame stiffness, precision, accuracy and machine lifecycle were paramount in our design. The result is our family of single and dual column material testers designed to improve your testing and analysis capabilities, providing consistent, accurate results for years to come.
The Starrett AVR Series CNC automatic vision metrology systems are ideal for repetitive measurements and automatic comparison to CAD files. They are available with dedicated 6.5:1 zoom optics or a quick-change bayonet lens mount which accepts a choice of telecentric lenses for micron-level resolution and optical distortion down to 0.001% for accurate field-of-view (FOV) measurements. These can encompass an entire small part up to 2.00" x 1.50" or a feature of a larger part and be seamlessly integrated with stage motion to measure parts with a length up to 8" (AVR200) or 12” (AVR300).
AVR Series hardware features include a granite base for maximum stability, recirculating ball linear guides for smooth and precise stage motion, and full CNC control for high throughput. All electronics other than the PC are housed in the Z-column, ensuring an integrated system with minimal external wiring.
Starrett 505 Series Protractors take error-prone calculations out of miter cuts. Simply set your saw to the angle that you read and transfer readings directly to the miter saw. The CP505 has additional functions including the ability to handle complex angles required to provide a perfect fit for crown moldings.
A Perfect Crown Molding
with your Starrett 505A-12:
- Measure the corner angle near the ceiling. Note the Miter Cut value from the dial (inner scale).
- Determine the spring angle (information available where you purchase your crown molding stock).
- Refer to the compound cut conversion table. Locate the row with the same "Miter Cut" value as your corner measurement.
- Note the "Miter Angle" and "Bevel Angle" from the row that corresponds to the spring angle of your work piece stock (38° or 45°).
- Refer to the table and carefully set the miter angle and bevel angle on your compound miter saw, then position your work piece with reference to the blade and fence, as indicated. Then, cut your first work piece.
- Reset the saw and position your second work piece. Then, cut your second work piece.
- The two pieces should align perfectly for your crown molding!
The Marketing Team at Starrett is pleased to announce two brand new interactive catalogs.
We have brought Starrett Precision Tools and Starrett Power Tool Accessories & Hand Tools to your fingertips with cutting edge interactive technology, including:
- In-page product videos
- One-click table of contents
- Easily search by part number or key word
- Direct product links - just click on the catalog number for full product details
- Share via email, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter
- Print a page or download the whole catalog for convenient offline viewing
- Coming Soon: Mobile Apps for iOS and Android Devices
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Open the Starrett Precision Tool Catalog
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Open the Starrett Power Tool Accessory & Hand Tool Catalog
Since its introduction over 100 years ago, the rubber extrusion industry has progressed through several generations of technology for profile geometry measurement. Off-line optical comparator methods were popularized over 50 years ago. These technologies enabled users to characterize the dimensional quality of samples, but could not characterize the quality of a population as a whole. Recent advancements in on-line technology enable precise and continuous characterization of the dimensional quality of complex profiles. These empower users to implement several value-creating programs:
1. In-line measurement can be used to continuously monitor the dimensional quality of any profile, and alarm the operator when any problem occurs. This can identify problems not possible with periodic off-line checking.
2. In-line measurement can be used during the startup of any run to assist in reducing the time required to reach stability.
3. In-line measurement can be used to quickly evaluate all lines in the factory to identify cyclical conditions that would affect all profiles. Remediation of such problems will benefit all profiles run on each line.
4. In-line measurement can be used to assist tooling development. Snapshot files can be exported as .dxf point files that can be opened in the die design CAD application and compared to the intended design. As die trials are run, on-line measurement can be used to see how stable the process behaves in production. This information can be used to optimize the extruder setup.
5. In-line measurement produces data histories that can be used to compare any run with its historical performance, and verify the effect of quality improvement initiatives.
At Starrett-Bytewise Measurement Systems, Profile360 provides a non-contact in-line measurement solutions specialized for extrusion manufacturing industries. We are a complete solutions provider - we manufacture line laser sensors, build multi-sensor systems, produce the application software, and provide the sales and service network to assure that you are well supported. Our products are found around the world among the largest global manufacturers as well as the smallest privately-owned companies. For these companies,Profile360 is a core component of their quality and production management standards.
Starrett, the world’s largest toolmaker, has now extended its product offerings to include a line of sensor products designed to solve the needs of everyday factory automation measurement applications. Our sensor product line offers our customers affordable, high-resolution, laser profile sensors that enable the end-user to develop less complex, in-house solutions while, at the same time, providing low-cost sensors that system integrators can employ in more complex measurement solutions.
The new division, Starrett-Bytewise measurement systems, designs and delivers non-contact profile measurement systems for a variety of industrial applications. Industries in which its products can be found include: tires, other rubber products (rubber extrusions), plastics (plastic extrusions), automotive, metal forging, wood-plastic composite lumber (WPC Lumber) and building materials.
Our goal every time we deliver a system is to serve our customers in such a way that they will continue to be thrilled about doing business with us many years later. We have tried to accomplish that goal by creating and utilizing leading-edge technologies, developing powerful, yet easy-to-use software and providing personable, accurate and fast service to our clients. This model of doing business has afforded us the privilege of working with many of the world’s largest companies in 24 countries around the globe. We would welcome your joining our ever-growing list of clients and we hope that you will give us the opportunity to serve you and your company.
The AV300 plus system from Starrett provides improved measurement performance by utilizing a precision granite base along with extended travel in the Z column. The AV300 plus offers a servo driven platform of 300mm by 150mm and a range of 200mm on the Z axis.
The AV300 plus also includes a 12 to 1 zoom lens, high resolution digital color camera and your choice of fiber optic of LED illumination. The AV300 plus includes an integrated machine base which has been designed to eliminate any vibration that might affect measurement quality.
The AV300 plus is powered by QC5300 software to handle a variety of multi sensor applications including an optional touch probe and or laser probe.
One of the more popular options on the AV300 plus is the incorporation of a mounted laser sensor. The Kono probe is a high precision konosonic optic sensor used for distance, surface contour, 2D profile, thickness and 3D measurements.
In addition to these capabilities the Kono probe has wide angular range of up to 170 degrees in all directions and incorporates the newly added PSRV function which allows the laser to scan and measure semi-translucent material such as dental materials, wax or plastic materials. Other examples of the Kono probe application include learning edge measurement for the inspection of turbine blades, tire grooves and the use of auto focus for the inspection of filling levels and welding applications.
Also available in this series is the larger format models that uses a 350 millimeter by 350 millimeter platform and has a range of 200 millimeters on the Z axis.
With significant improvements in optics, lighting, data output and control, today's benchtop optical comparators are far more powerful and sophisticated than the large comparators of generations past.
Horizontal systems are ideal for inspecting parts that can held in a vise, between centers or other fixtures. Starrett horizontal benchtop models include the HB400, the slightly smaller HE400 and the larger, dual lens HD400.
These systems are rugged, precise and with a broad range of standard features and options
Now, Starrett optical systems are available with a touchscreen tablet control and software system.
The X, Y and Q value displays and the icon buttons are large and easy to read. Information on feature form, tolerances, and measurement data are displayed graphically.
A part feature view is created as you measure. Lines, angles, distances, radii and diameters can been determined by simple selections from the part view with touch and zoom. A program can be created to guide operators through a measurement sequence.
Optical edge detection identifies and measures transition points of the image. The system "sees" an edge as it is crossed. This increases throughput and removes operator subjectivity.
The touchscreen tablet control M2 can be rotated into either a vertical or horizontal orientation.
The visible part of the M2 is actually a Windows 7-based tablet PC, allowing flexible data export and easy interface with general purpose PC software.
If you have optical measurement applications, a Starrett benchtop comparator will improve your precision, throughput and repeatability.
So, some time back I wrote about the evolution of optical comparators. An evolution cannot be complete without the latest advancement in the field.
What do you get when you combine the power of an Optical Comparator with digital video, high-resolution cameras, telecentric optics and LED illumination? Starrett Kinemetric Engineering, located in Laguna Hills, California, is breaking new technological ground with its new HDV300, a video based, all-digital optical video comparator.
HDV300 is suitable to be loaded at the production field or the quality‐control room for measuring dimension of the workpiece.
With the HDV300, field-of-view measurements can encompass an entire small part up to 2.47” x 1.85” or a feature of a larger part. Field-of-view measurements can be seamlessly integrated with stage motion to measure larger parts. The HDV300 is also available with 6.5:1 zoom optics. The telecentric optics and zoom optics are mounted by means of a bayonet fitting and can be changed by the user in a matter of seconds.
HDV300 is being used by many different companies across a very wide range of industries, including the following:
Precision mechanical components and assemblies,
Tool & Die,
Power & Energy,
Aerospace and Aeronautics,
Military & Defence,
Medical device manufacturing,
There is nothing more important than high-quality products for our high-quality customers (just in case you’re wondering, that’s all of them!).
Check out the HDV300 here!
L.S. Starrett released a software tool which helps users in the procedure of choosing the right Starrett blade for their particular application. This software, PowerCalc, is free of cost and can be downloaded from the Starrett website. The PowerCalc program is easy to install and runs easily on any windows based computer device.
When started, a simple and straightforward user interface greets you. All you need to fill in is:
o Composition of the material to be cut (to determine hardness).
o Shape of the part to be cut.
o Details regarding any bundling of the material.
o Whether or not it will be a cooled cut.
o Type and model of band saw being used to make the cut.
Once all of this data is entered accurately, the user can run the simulation and the results will display the recommended saw blades as well as information relating to the number of break-in cuts, cooling recommendations, and cutting time and speeds under both break-in and normal conditions.
The PowerCalc program also allows you to print the output to keep on record if needed. To download this free program visit the Starrett PowerCalc Software download page.