QVI Launch Italian Design Multi-Sensor CMM Range

The QVI FlexPoint is a new generation of large format multi-sensor coordinate measuring systems. FlexPoint systems offer a unique blend of precision, flexibility, and speed, to solve a wide variety of dimensional measurement problems for large format parts. FlexPoint systems are true multisensor systems, supporting a range of tactile and non-contact sensors including tactile scanning probes, point and laser line scanners, white light sensors, and the unique QVI video sensor, all powered by QVI ZONE3 3D CAD based metrology software.

FlexPoint multi-sensor CMM systems have their roots in design concepts developed by Italian metrology company Itaca Metrology Solutions. The design team has many decades of CMM, sensor and software design experience, having produced revolutionary designs in both tactile and non-contact metrology systems.

FlexPoint systems feature a stable transport design with carefully selected materials, rigid body members, air bearings on all axes, and active temperature compensation, to perform in shop floor environments. Unique and patented design features enable a larger measuring volume within a compact footprint. All moving members are made from cast aluminum or extruded aluminum structures designed specifically to provide rigid body behavior for a wide range of sensor configurations and high speed motion.

FlexPoint systems are available in nine different configurations with XYZ measurement volumes from 700 mm x 700 mm x 600 mm to 1,200 mm x 3,000 mm x 1,000 mm. Factory volumetric calibration is made using the Etalon Trac-Cal laser system reduceing measurement uncertainty.  In the field, machine accuracy verification is performed according to ISO 10360-2:2009.

The VersaFlex multi-sensor head offers up to three simultaneously available sensors on an articulating probe head. With several sensors simultaneously available, there is no down time while individual sensors are exchanged from a change rack, and no need to recalibrate each time a sensor is used.

Powerful ZONE3 Software

QVI ZONE3 3D CAD based metrology software provides complete flexibility for multisensor measurements – with or without a CAD model. An entirely graphical user interface, visual validation for every step, and graphical reporting make ZONE3 the easiest and most intuitive 3D metrology software available.

Sensor Options

FlexPoint systems are designed as true multisensor systems, offering the widest range of sensors of any production CMM system.

  • Renishaw TP20, TP200 and SP25 contact and scanning sensors
  • Optical Video Probe
  • TeleStar Probe
  • Rainbow Probe
  • VersaFlex Multisensor Cluster

QVI Optical Video Probe – The FlexPoint video probe provides non-contact measurement of complex parts using a unique QVI designed lens system and high resolution camera with integral illuminator. The video sensor combines QVI’s long experience in precision optics and imaging in a compact and powerful sensor assembly for use on an articulating probe head.

QVI TeleStar Probe – The TeleStar Probe is a high resolution interferometric laser sensor with a small spot size for point or surface scanning.

For more information: www.qvii.com