An intuitive and thoughtful icon driven user interface, a flexible probe library, and a powerful tolerancing and programming make the M3 the perfect solution for optical, video and tactile measurement systems.
Designed for Multi-Touch software control
In addition to the conventional mouse interface, expanded Multi-Touch logic allows for one-touch feature measurements as well as versatile pan and zoom of the live video image and the active part view. Increase the efficiency of feature measurements, feature data manipulation, and reporting tasks with a simple pinch zoom, swipe pan, or double click.
Advanced video probe toolbox
The custom EyeMeasure™ probe captures complex edges by creating a custom “tool zone”. The MeasureLogic™ probe’s intelligent design provides an instant feature determination. The Vtouch™ probe provides industry first video touch probe functionality.
Support up to 8 channels of programmable light control
On-screen controls let you adjust Coaxial, Substage, and Quadrant Ring light output accommodating a wide range of measuring requirements. Your light levels are also remembered and may be recalled for program playback.
Advanced Edge Teach
Improve edge detection performance under a variety of image and lighting conditions. Features with poor edge contrast, or difficult spacing can be captured in a snap using the M3’s manual teach function. Press and hold on an edge in any video image to specify a teach region.
Graphics-based “Part View” constructions
Generate popular construction types, like Distances and Tangent Lines, from within the graphical part view itself. The “Gesture Menu” can be used within the part view to provide access to “on the fly” feature creation and manipulation tools.
Supported construction types include:
- Tangent Line(s)
- Angle Compliments
- Offset Skew Lines
- Mid/Center Point(s)
- Shortest Distance
- Gage Circle(s)
- Perpendicular/Parallel Line(s)
- End Point(s)
- Farthest Distance
- Bolt Circle
Feature Detail Graphics
Individual feature views provide you with informative drawings displaying point cloud distributions, as well as nominal deviations, and tolerance results. Scroll through your measured features list from this view for a feature by feature display of Actual, Nominal, Tolerance, Deviation, and Data Fit Type information.
DXF Overlay and FOV capability
Using the DXF/FOVE option pack, you may import DXF files for “comparative style” Go/No-Go feature and part inspection. This includes a live error whisker display for part violations of the original DXF tolerance zones. You may even utilize custom DXF crosshair files, create “on the fly” overlay feature tools, and utilize pattern recognition for part program playback.
DXF/FOV option pack features include:
- Custom DXF crosshair
- Create feature-based video overlays
- Import DXF overlay
- Export features to DXF
- Pattern teach and recognition
- Live image “freeze”
Part programs and playback
Playback or edit groups of measured, constructed, and created features from your saved part program file. Part program files, when loaded, will prepare the M3 software to repeat a sequence of feature measurement steps, printed reports, and exported measurement data. The playback guidance mechanism features helpful on-screen instruction for successful playback of your part programs.
Flexible Report Content and Formatting
M3 software supports full customization of the data format, header information, and header and footer graphics.
Report data formats include:
- Standard Report
Ask your MetLogix representative about a wide variety of encoder interface technologies, camera types, and light control hardware supported in the M3 system.
Support for all current industry standard software methodologies for Stage and Camera calibration
Robust and reliable machine/camera calibration can be achieved using popular machine and video correction methods. Linear Error Correction (LEC), Segmented Linear Correction (SLEC), Non-Linear Error Correction (NLEC), Orthogonality, Pixel Size, Camera Skew, Parcentricity, and Field of View).
Industry leading Operating System platform
The Windows® 10 operating system represents the current enterprise solution for computer software operating systems. You gain the performance and reliability of a globally recognized software solution as part of you measuring machine package.