Two new models join Nikon Metrology’s Nexiv VMZ-S series of CNC video measurement systems. The VMZ-S4540 and VMZ-S6555 models are designed for medium to large components or for arranging many smaller components and can capture images at higher speeds than the previous series With a movable LED ring light and 8-segment LED illumination, it is possible to precisely resolve and capture edges of complex shapes. In addition, a high-speed laser with a scanning performance of 1000 points/sec can capture the cross-sectional profile of a surface and evaluate the corresponding heights. Up to ten measuring systems can be remotely controlled with Remote Control SDK (optional).
The 2020 Mars Rover mission will have 23 cameras on board. Descent cameras will help pilot the rover’s descent to the Martian surface. Engineering cameras will allow the rover to navigate the rocks and dust that cover the planet. And finally, scientific cameras will make observations and help collect samples.