Hawk Duo measuring microscope
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Dual Optical & Video Measuring Microscope

Hawk Duo

When ultimate quality and flexibility is required. Hawk Duo combines both optical and video measuring technologies in the single system, so whatever component you are measuring, you have the best tools for the job.

  • Measuring range up to 400mm x 300mm
  • Dynascope™ optical microscope technology offers unrivalled image clarity, making accurate measurements easy.
  • Integrated video measurement offers ultimate power and flexibility.
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By integrating an ergonomic measuring microscope with a video measuring system, Vision Engineering has created Hawk Duo.

Hawk Duo has the power and flexibility to measure both routine and difficult to view components, so whatever component you are measuring, you can be sure you have the best tools for the job.

Hawk Duo offers high accuracy, repeatable measurement of complex components of all materials and excels at measuring both routine and difficult to view components, such as black or transparent plastics – all in one system!

Highlights

  • 3-axis optical and video measurements
  • Patented microscope resolution viewing head clearly defines edges, even for difficult to view samples
  • Integrated high resolution video measuring system, ideal for routine measurements
  • High precision measuring stage options
  • Powerful and intuitive PC-based software
  • Wide range of system configurations and options, including fully automated CNC control link

Two measurement systems in one – extend your versatility

Why optical and video measurement? ‘Duo’ optical and video technologies provide the best of both worlds, so whatever component you are measuring, you can be sure you have the best tools for the job – in a single system.

Hawk Duo offers a powerful, flexible solution to meet the most demanding measuring requirements - users even have the ability to switch between video and optical measurement within the same measuring routine.

Why use optical measurement?

In order to take an accurate measurement, you need to clearly identify the edge of the feature being measured. Hawk Duo incorporates a patented eyepieceless measuring microscope, providing high contrast, microscope resolution image of your components.

Complex, or difficult to view features can be viewed in intricate detail, ensuring you can take accurate measurement of all you components, not just the easy ones! The superior microscope image also allows for high resolution visual inspection.

Video measurement

Video measurement is ideal for routine components where edges of features can easily be identified. ‘Next generation’ measurement software coupled with a high resolution video camera enables Hawk Duo to measure a wide variety of simple and complex features, quickly and simply.

However, components come in all shapes, colors, and textures, so with Hawk Duo, you can choose the ideal technology for the measured feature, seamlessly switching from video measurement to optical measurement in the same routine, without delay, ensuring you have the best measurement tool available all the time.

Vision Engineering’s Hawk family

The Hawk family of non-contact measurement systems is comprised of a wide range of vision systems, individually tailored for specific measurement applications.

All Hawk systems feature Vision Engineering’s patented Dynascope™ viewing head, providing unrivalled image clarity, making accurate measurements easy.

Have a question about your application?

Measurement applications vary greatly. When choosing a measurement system, it is essential to consider the benefits of different measurement technologies.

Why not get in touch and discuss your application with our metrology specialists?

Hawk Duo incorporates a high resolution video camera, ideal for many routine component part measurements using a suite of video edge detection tools, as well as an ergonomic optical measuring microscope, for unsurpassed accuracy and critical repeatability.

Customers choose Hawk Duo, since they can of course measure all their routine components, but have the confidence that Hawk Duo can also measure difficult-to-view features, or critical components where 100% confidence is required, or where simultaneous visual inspection is an advantage.

The Hawk difference

Vision Engineering holds world patents for a number of technologies which optimise optical and ergonomic performance.

Hawk’s patented Dynascope™ technology enables you to view intricate and low contrast objects with confidence, increasing measurement accuracy and productivity, while reducing costs.

Black-on-black? White-on-white? Transparent subjects? Difficult-to-view features may all be viewed in intricate detail, making it easy to take accurate measurements.

Dual optical and video measuring technologies make Hawk Duo ideal for…

  • Measuring components where edges of features can easily be identified, but where there are occasional difficult-to-view features, such as coloured plastics.
  • When there is a mixture of routine measurements and critical dimensioning, e.g. medical devices.
  • For a mix of batch components and one-off parts.

Dynascope™ technology explained

Dynascope™ technology removes the need for conventional microscope eyepieces, offering the user a superior image of the subject. Hawk Duo is a true optical microscope. Unprocessed, high resolution, true-colour optical images are viewed through the ergonomic eyepieceless viewing head.

Light passes through the patented Dynascope™ optics, exiting the single viewing lens as twin (mono) light paths. The large diameter of these exit rays means that users do not need to precisely align their eyes with the viewing lens in order to see the subject.
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‘Next generation’ multi-touch measurement software

Hawk features 'next generation' multi-touch measurement software, featuring 'touch-to-measure' technology, making Hawk Duo exceptionally intuitive, easy to operate and easy to learn.

'Touch-to-measure' means that in addition to conventional mouse control, you can 'pinch' to zoom, 'swipe' to pan across an image and 'touch' to take a measurement. You can even trace your finger around a shape to 'see' the feature.

Icon-based control provides users with smartphone familiarity, with a Windows 7 operating system for simple integration with applications such as Microsoft Excel (not included), or connection with network printers etc.

Measuring stage calibration, with NLEC

Hawk Duo is available with a range of high specification, high performance measuring stage options, providing a measuring range of up to 400mm x 300mm (16" x 12").

Every measuring stage has factory-set non-linear error correction (NLEC) calibration to ensure optimum accuracy, which is traceable to NPL/NAMAS/NIST standards for the purposes of ISO9000.

Combined with 0.5µm resolution measuring encoders, this provides a system repeatability of up to 2µm* for complete confidence in your results.

* when using 200mm x 150mm measuring stage (200x system magnification, using controlled conditions).

Stage options
6" x 6" (150mm x 150mm) 8"x 6" (200mm x 150mm 12" x 9" (300mm x 225mm) 16"x 12" (400mm x 300mm)
  8"x 6" CNC (200mm x 150mm)    

System options

The modularity of the Hawk Duo non-contact measurement systems allows for a wide range of vision systems, individually tailored for specific measurement applications.

Surface illumination
Surface Illumination

Bright white, multi-point LED ringlight provides uniform and shadow-free surface illumination of the subject.

Suitable for all routine measuring applications.

Episcopic illumination
Episcopic or “Through The Lens” (TTL) illumination

Episcopic or “Through The Lens” (TTL) illumination projects the light through the objective lens, following the same optical path as the image.

Used particularly for higher magnifications where the subject is flat and reflective or to illuminate blind bores or deep surface features. Micro objectives require episcopic illumination only

Substage illumination
Substage illumination

Substage illumination provides a sharp edge profile, plus can be used to view through holes in components, or highlight features in translucent parts.

A thumbwheel iris adjusts the substage light to provide clearly defined edges.

Colored filters

Available with substage colour filters, for enhanced profile viewing.

Image capture
Image Capture

A range of multimedia solutions are available to make light work of acquisition, processing and archiving of your captured images.

It’s never been easier to share information. Images of non-conforming parts can be marked up and emailed for discussion in no time at all.

Custom reticle

Available with custom-designed pre-centered reticle.

Objective lenses
Objective Lenses

A wide range of objective lenses options are available: quick change high numerical aperture macro objectives, or 4-turret array, quick change micro objectives.

Macro objectives include an iris to adjust depth of field.

The Hawk Duo has a choice of the following metrology software options.

M3 ‘touch 2 measure’ metrology software

Hawk Duo can be used with the 'next generation' multi-touch measurement software, featuring 'touch-to-measure' technology, making Hawk exceptionally intuitive, easy to operate and easy to learn.

'Touch-to-measure' means that in addition to conventional mouse control, you can 'pinch' to zoom, 'swipe' to pan across an image and 'touch' to take a measurement. You can even trace your finger around a shape to 'see' the feature.

Icon-based control provides users with smartphone familiarity, with a Windows 7 operating system for simple integration with applications such as Microsoft Excel (not included), or connection with network printers etc.

  • Simple yet powerful feature measurement
  • Touch-screen operation
  • No multiple menu software options to distract the operator
  • CAD-like Part View mark-up for easy inspection of the measured data.
  • Multiple video tools to match the job in hand, from cross hair to full video edge detection
  • Direct Compare option to allow simple CAD import of overlay drawings to check those complex geometric parts for a simple Go/No Go decision.

More on the M3 ‘touch 2 measure’ metrology software »

IK 5300 advanced metrology software (formerly QC-5000)

IK 5300 metrology software is the premier control interface within the Hawk family of non-contact measuring systems, providing a commanding solution to empower operators along every step of the measurement process.

  • Power software option provides advanced software features, such as custom formulas, conditional programming, Statistical Process Control (SPC) or RUNS databases (for long-term tracking of component performance).
  • Multi-feature modelling with advanced data import, export and analysis features

More on the IK 5300 advanced metrology software »

To discuss your particular requirements in further detail, please contact your local Vision Engineering representative.

Optics

Patented twin pupil monoscopic Dynascope™ infinity corrected optical system, with pre-centred crossline graticule to both eyes.

Video

High resolution color CCD video camera.

Magnification Options (System Total)

Choice of both macro and micro objectives.

Single macro objectives include an iris to adjust depth of field. Micro objectives housed in a 4-turret array.

Macro Objective Lenses
Objective lens Total magnification Working Distance Field of view (mm Ø) Depth of Field
1x 10x 3.31" (84mm) 0.56" (14.2mm) 270µm
2x 20x 3.19" (81mm) 0.28" (7.1mm) 67µm
5x 50x 2.40" (61mm" 0.11" (2.8mm) 10µm
10x 100x 1.26" (32mm) 0.06" (1.4mm) 6µm
Micro Objective Lenses (Standard Working Distance)
Objective lens Total magnification Working Distance Field of view (mm Ø) Depth of Field
5x 50x 0.79" (20mm) 0.17" (4.4mm) 12.22µm
10x 100x 0.40" (10.1mm) 0.09" (2.2mm) 3.06µm
20x 200x .012" (3.1mm) 0.04" (1.1mm) 1.3µm
50x 500x 0.03" (0.66mm) 0.02" (0.44mm) 0.43µm
Micro Objective Lenses (Long Working Distance)
Objective lens Total magnification Working Distance Field of view (mm Ø) Depth of Field
10x 100x 0.83" (21mm) 0.09" (2.2mm) 4.4µm
20x 200x 0.47" (12mm) 0.04" (1.1mm) 1.72µm
50x 500x 0.42" (10.6mm) 0.02" (0.44mm 1.10µm
100x 1000x 0.13" (3.4mm) 0.01" (0.22mm) 0.43µm
Micro Objective Lenses (Super Long Working Distance)
Objective lens Total magnification Working Distance Field of view (mm Ø) Depth of Field
20x 200x 0.83" (21mm) 0.04" (1.1mm) 2.24µm
50x 500x 0.59" (15mm) 0.02" (0.44mm) 1.36µm

Software

  • M3 metrology software
  • IK 5300 metrology software

Accessories

  • Substage color filter (to enhance definition of profiled or turned parts)

System details

Measuring Stage
Measuring range (X,Y) 5.91"x 5.91" (150mm x 150mm)
Measuring range (Z) 7.68" (9.61"max.)* (195mm) (244mm max)*
Measurement accuracy U952D = 4+(5.5L/1000)µm
Stage repeatability
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
 
0.004mm
0.004mm
0.004mm**
Encoder resolution
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
 
0.001mm
0.001mm
0.0005mm
Automation
Stage movement Manual
Illumination options
Surface illumination Bright white, controllable and programmable quadrant LED ringlight.
Episcopic illumination Controllable and programmable LED Episcopic illumination. Projects light through the lens (TTL). Micro objectives require Episcopic illumination.
Substage illumination Controllable and programmable LED substage illumination. Includes iris adjustment to provide clearly defined edges.
Dimensions
W x D x H 21.26"x 27.56"x 30.71" (540mm x 700mm x 780mm)

 

Measuring stage
Measuring range (X,Y) 7.87" x 5.91" (200mm x 150mm) 7.87" x 5.91" (200mm x 150mm) CNC
Measuring range (Z) 7.68" (9.61"max.)* (195mm) (244mm max)* 7.68" (9.61"max.)* (195mm) (244mm max)*
Measurement accuracy U952D = 2+(4.5L/1000)µm• U952D = 2+(4.5L/1000)µm
Stage repeatability
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
 
0.002mm
0.002mm
0.004mm**
 
0.002mm
0.002mm
0.004mm**
Encoder resolution
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
 
0.0005mm
0.0005mm
0.0005mm
 
0.0005mm
0.0005mm
0.0005mm
Automation
Stage movement Manual Motorized
Illumination options
Surface illumination Bright white, controllable and programmable quadrant LED ringlight.
Episcopic illumination Controllable and programmable LED Episcopic illumination. Projects light through the lens (TTL).
Micro objectives require Episcopic illumination.
Substage illumination Controllable and programmable LED substage illumination. Includes iris adjustment to provide clearly defined edges.
Dimensions
W x D x H 29.53"x 27.56"x 30.71" (750mm x 700mm x 780mm)

 

Measuring stage
Measuring range (X,Y) 11.81" x 8.86" (300mm x 225mm )
Measuring range (Z) 3.50" (89mm) max.*
Measurement accuracy U952D = 15+(6.5L/1000)µm
Stage repeatability
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
 
0.010mm
0.010mm
0.010mm**
Encoder resolution
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
 
0.001mm
0.001mm
0.001mm
Automation
Stage movement Manual
Illumination options
Surface illumination Bright white, LED ringlight.
Episcopic illumination Episcopic illumination. Projects light through the lens (TTL). Micro objectives require Episcopic illumination.
Substage illumination Substage illumination. Includes iris adjustment to provide clearly defined edges.
Dimensions
W x D x H 43.41" x 38.58" x 27.56" (1100mm x 980mm x 700mm)

 

Measuring stage
Measuring range (X,Y) 15.75" x 11.81" (400mm x 300mm)
Measuring range (Z) 3.50" (89mm) max.*
Measurement accuracy U952D = 15+(8.5L/1000)µm
Stage repeatability
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
 
0.010mm
0.010mm
0.010mm**
Encoder resolution
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
 
0.001mm
0.001mm
0.001mm
Automation
Stage movement Manual
Illumination options
Surface illumination Bright white, LED ringlight.
Episcopic illumination Episcopic illumination. Projects light through the lens (TTL). Micro objectives require Episcopic illumination.
Substage illumination Substage illumination. Includes iris adjustment to provide clearly defined edges.
Dimensions
W x D x H 47.24" x 40.16" x 27.56" (1200mm x 1020mm x 700mm)

 

* Configuration dependent.
** Based on using 10x macro lens (100x system magnification).

 

Where L = measured length in mm (200x system magnification, using controlled conditions).

Measuring stage calibration

All measuring stages complete with factory-set Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC) calibration as standard.

Documentation (Downloads)

  • Hawk Family Brochure
  • Hawk MkI User Guide v2.1 English LIT1719.pdf Registered users
  • Hawk MkII User Guide v1.0 English LIT4788.pdf Registered users
  • Hawk Large Format Stage User Guide v1.0 English LIT4190.pdf Registered users

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