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Publication Date: 12/1/2009
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OGP Intros Contour Projector
Optical gauging and comparitor system.
Rochester, NY — Optical Gaging Products, Inc. (OGP®) is introducing the new Focus Advance 16-in. Horizontal Contour Projector®, a state-of-the-art optical comparator. The new unit is a premium benchtop comparator offering numerous technology firsts and innovative features.

Like other members of the Focus product line, Focus Advance uses innovative all-LED TruLight illumination, a world-first use in optical comparators. A high-brightness monochromatic green TruLight LED profile light, and the innovative TruLight Ringlight with its eight white LEDs that can be switched on in six fixed directional patterns for optimal surface illumination, are standard. Optional TruLight white LED through-the-lens coaxial surface light provides excellent direct surface illumination. All TruLight LEDs offer variable intensities, are extremely bright, and provide consistent performance. They are also long-lived, providing years of service, while consuming a fraction of the energy required for tungsten illumination.

The optics are completely telecentric, yielding upright and reversed images that are crystal-clear and undistorted on its large 16-in. (406mm) diameter viewing screen. A 10x magnification lens is included, with 20x, 50x, and 100x mag lenses available as options. Mag lenses are internally mounted with room to store others, and a special Mag ID system automatically scales measurements for mag changes on the included Q-Check® DRO.

The automation package transforms Focus Advance into a fully functional 2D video measuring system, allowing the operator to take advantage of the video measuring tools and advanced programming options of OGP metrology software, while providing the advantages of video and comparator inspections in a single system. Its five-position, instant change digital zoom simplifies high magnification measurements, without changing the comparator mag lens.

eCAD is a new electronic overlay package that allows a CAD model to project a profile tolerance band onto the comparator screen. Using eCAD, profile tolerance bands may be exaggerated and coupled to the part image for manual or semi-automatic inspection, virtually eliminating the need for charts or part overlays. Optional Video Image Capture captures Focus Advance screen images and routes them to an external PC through a USB port.

Contact: Optical Gaging Products, Inc., 850 Hudson Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621 800-647-4243 or 585-544-0400 fax: 585-544-8092 E-mail: Web:

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