5 reasons to upgrade to optical measurement

Save up to £12,000 by trading in legacy measurement systems in 2020

Across more than four decades of innovation, VICIVISION’s world-leading optical, non-contact shaft measuring and quality control systems have perfected the art of improving production efficiency.

Thanks to the company’s incredibly advanced but user-friendly hardware and software, manufacturers of turned parts like screws, valves and camshafts now have a clear choice: continue to rely on traditional time-consuming and error-prone manual measuring instruments, or embrace a smarter future.

VICIVISION’s superior high-resolution video camera technology carries out a number of precision checks on a single set-up, meaning even the most small, intricate features can be inspected quickly and easily on the factory floor, with superior accuracy.

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Achieving intuitive and more reliable processes, delivered with speed and efficiency regardless of the complexity of a part, means reduced rejection rates, minimal rework and therefore immediate time and cost savings.

As we enter a new decade, where the demand on manufacturers to work with speed, quality and efficiency will be greater than ever, we don’t think anyone should be left behind. That’s why, in 2020, whenever you trade in a legacy shadowgraph or CMM, we’ll give you thousands of pounds off one of our state-of-the-art optical measurement systems.

Coupled with our flexible finance options, there’s never been a better or more affordable time to invest – but why should you?


Here are five reasons:

  1. Because efficiency and speed make the difference

More and more companies are choosing to invest in automatic production control. The technology behind optical machines detects measurements on the external profile of the part, performing an automatic scan through a combination of intuitive software functions and cutting-edge hardware features. Customers need to replace tools such as profile projectors or manual instruments with dynamic systems; optical machines carry out all the measurements with a single instrument. Even the most complex parts can be measured in seconds, down to the last detail.

  1. Because reducing inefficiency means reducing costs

Customers are no longer tied to the metrology lab. VICIVISION optical machines are specifically designed to withstand the typical conditions of a production environment. Some businesses purchase a measuring machine and use it to serve multiple machine tools. In addition, each optical machine is used by more than one operator, meaning an immediate reduction in queues and down time. Operators don’t have to leave the shop floor to verify the quality of the part. No more relocating, greater flexibility and a reduction in waste parts and inefficiencies all translate into a rapid return on investment.

  1. To meet the toughest needs

Optical measuring machines offer the precision required in even the most regulated sectors, such as aerospace, automotive and medical. These sectors are characterised by the production of complex parts, where compromises on form, function and safety cannot be made. Automotive components, camshafts, transmission shafts, dental implants and medical screws – whatever the turned part, using an optical machine next to the CNC lathe or grinding centre really makes the difference.

  1. Because guaranteeing accuracy and repeatability is key

A growing number of customers are requesting highly efficient quality control instruments in order to comply with increasingly stringent tolerance requirements. The use of high-resolution images in optical measuring enables the measurement of complex characteristics, offering excellent accuracy and allowing manufacturers to achieve exceptionally good performance, even when tolerances are extremely tight. After setting the program, the measurement cycle can be performed at the touch of a button. The operator doesn’t have to intervene during the process. This guarantees objective and repeatable results, unaffected by human error.

  1. To satisfy customers’ requests

Optical machines installed on the shop floor offer manufacturers certainty in the production process when it comes to providing quality components. The increase in production capacity allows companies to accept more orders, confident they’ll be able to satisfy customer demand by delivering right first time, on time, each and every time.


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