Hawk Duo CNC

Automated Optical & Video Measuring Microscope

Hawk Duo CNC provides ultimate control, quality and flexibility for accurate measurement of precision components, combining both optical and video measuring technologies in a fully automated CNC controlled system.

  • Measuring range up to 8″ x 6″ (200mm x 150mm)
  • Dynascope™ optical microscope technology offers unrivalled image clarity, making accurate measurements easy
  • Integrated video measurement offers ultimate power and flexibility

Automated Optical & Video Measuring Microscope

By integrating an ergonomic measuring microscope with a fully automated video measuring system, Vision Engineering has created Hawk Duo CNC.

Hawk Duo CNC 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!

Hawk Duo CNC is designed for companies who demand the highest levels of manufacturing quality, with the power and flexibility to meet the most demanding measurement requirements.

Overview

Why optical and video measurement?

Hawk Duo CNC offers a powerful, flexible solution to meet the most demanding measurement applications.In addition to programmable, fully automated CNC control, Hawk Duo CNC combines both optical and video measurement technologies in a single system. So whatever component you are measuring, you have the power and flexibility to use the optimal method of measurement – in a single system!

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 superb 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, colours, 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.

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?

Vision Engineering’s Hawk family

The Hawk family of non-contact measurement systems comprises 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.

In addition to the speed, time-saving and productivity of CNC automation, customers choose Hawk Duo CNC since they can accurately measure all their routine components, difficult-to-view features, or critical components where 100% confidence is required.

Hawk Duo CNC offers a versatile solution where simultaneous visual inspection is an advantage.

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

Creating a measurement routine could not be easier, via the simple record function. Advanced software options provide ultimate power and flexibility, with advanced programming features, such as fully conditional programming.

Measuring stage control is performed with joystick and trackerball, providing fine and precise movement.

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 eyepiece-less 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.

‘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 CNC is available with a high specification, high performance measuring stage, providing a measuring range of 200mm x 150mm (8″ x 6″).

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).

Details

In addition to the speed, time-saving and productivity of CNC automation, customers choose Hawk Duo CNC since they can accurately measure all their routine components, difficult-to-view features, or critical components where 100% confidence is required.

Hawk Duo CNC offers a versatile solution where simultaneous visual inspection is an advantage.

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

Creating a measurement routine could not be easier, via the simple record function. Advanced software options provide ultimate power and flexibility, with advanced programming features, such as fully conditional programming.

Measuring stage control is performed with joystick and trackerball, providing fine and precise movement.

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 eyepiece-less 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.

‘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 CNC is available with a high specification, high performance measuring stage, providing a measuring range of 200mm x 150mm (8″ x 6″).

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).

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

Bright white, programmable and controllable segmented LED ring light provides uniform and shadow-free surface illumination of the subject.

Suitable for all routine measuring applications.

Episcopic illumination

Programmable and controllable LED 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

Programmable and controllable LED 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.

Coloured filters

Available with substage colour filters, for enhanced profile viewing.

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 graticule

Available with custom-designed pre-centred graticule.

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.

 

Software

The Hawk Duo CNC has a choice of the following metrology software option

M3 ‘touch 2 measure’ metrology software

Hawk Duo CNC 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
  • Simple record function for programming measurement routines

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.

  • This powerful software provides advanced 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
  • Create measurement routines with advanced functions, such as fully conditional measurement

Technical

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.

  • This powerful software provides advanced 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
  • Create measurement routines with advanced functions, such as fully conditional measurement
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
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
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
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

Accessories

  • Substage colour filter (to enhance definition of profiled or turned parts)
Measuring Stage
Measuring range (X,Y) 8″ x 6″ (200mm x 150mm) CNC
Measuring range (Z) 202mm (244mm max.)*
Measurement accuracy U952D = 2+(4.5L/1000)µm
Stage repeatability
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
0.002mm
0.002mm
0.004mm**
Encoder repeatability
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
0.0005mm
0.0005mm
0.0005mm
Automation
Stage movement CNC automated
Illumination options
Surface illumination Bright white, controllable and programmable quadrant LED ring light.
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)

* 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.

Software

  • M3 metrology software
  • IK 5300 metrology software

Accessories

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

System details

Measuring Stage
Measuring range (X,Y) 6″ x6″ (150mm x 150mm)
Measuring range (Z) 7.68″ (195mm), 9.61″ max (244mm)*
Measurement accuracy U952D = 4+(5.5L/1000)µm
Stage repeatability
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
0.004mm
0.004mm
0.004mm**
Encoder repeatability
(X)
(Y)
(Z)
0.001mm
0.001mm
0.0005mm
Automation
Stage movement Manual
Illumination options
Surface illumination Bright white, controllable and programmable quadrant LED ring light.
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) 8″ x 6″ (200mm x 150mm) 8″ x 6″ CNC (200mm x 150mm)
Measuring range (Z) 7.68″ (195mm), 9.61″ max (244mm)* 7.68″ (195mm), 9.61″ max (244mm)*
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 CNC automated
Illumination options
Surface illumination Bright white, controllable and programmable quadrant LED ring light.
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 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 ring light.
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 43.31″ 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 ring light.
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 47.244″ 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.

Additional information

Ergonimic 'Eyepiece-less"

Yes

Image Capture

Yes

Magnification

Low (20x max)

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