Horizontal Floor Standing Optical Comparator

Well known throughout the world for superior value and exceptional measuring performance across the full measuring range and at all
magnifications, the HF600 sets the standard in all applications from the QC lab to the production floor. The HF600 comparator has a four-position lens turret for instant selection of optional magnification lenses. Inserting the optical OV2 Video Adapter in place of a projection lens converts the comparator into a video metrology system. Ideal for use over a broad spectrum of industries and applications, the HF600 is designed and built to satisfy the requirements of measuring small to large work pieces with total precision, ruggedness, and efficiency. The HF600 utilizes 2D measurement software for geometries like diameters, radius, angles, lines, points, and for skew correction. Advanced software can also provide many tools such as CAD file import, CAD data export for reverse engineering, standard and custom reports, and Ethernet networking.

“Well known throughout the world for superior value and exceptional measuring performance.”

MetLogix™ M2      M3       Quadra-Chek®   QC221    QC5200*
Mounted to comparator arm (M2) (QC221)
Color graphics (M2) (M3) (QC5200*)
Touch screen operation (M2) (M3)
MS Windows® operating system (M2) (M3)
X-Y-Q axis digital readout (M2) (M3) (QC221) (QC5200*)
2D geometry software with skew (M2) (M3) (QC221) (QC5200*)
Optical edge detection option (M2) (M3) (QC221) (QC5200*)
Video edge detection option (M3) (QC5200*)
CAD file import and export option (M3) (QC5200*)
CNC drive option (M2) (M3) (QC221) (QC5200*)
Software developer MetLogix™M2 MetLogix™M3 Metronics/Heidenhain QC221 Metronics/Heidenhain 5200*
*Available with either optical edge detection or video edge detection

Horizontal Travel 12″ (300mm)
Vertical Travel 8″ (200mm)
Focus Travel 3″ (75mm)
Top Plate* 25″ x 9″ (635 x 230mm)
Image Erect and reversed
*With machined slots for easy fixturing

Features and Specifications
• All metal construction with nickel plated stage tooling plate
• 24″ (600mm) diameter screen
• Motorized X and Y axes standard
• Two-axis power drive via joystick and variable speed control for
fine adjust
• Projection lens turret with four lens capacity (lenses not included)
• Turret mounted condenser system with yellow/green filter and
provision to mount further accessories
• Linear encoder (glass scale) on both X and Y axes
• Halogen profile and surface illumination
• Digital protractor for accurate angle measurements (1′ resolution)
via Q-axis readout
• Available with MetLogix™ M1 tablet, M2 PC-based touch screen
measuring software or Quadra-Chek® digital readout system
• Full canopy and curtains included
• Six interchangeable fixed magnification lenses including 10x, 20x, 25x, 31.25x, 50x and 100x
• Optional 5x fixed lens system available by special order
• Optional extended travel stage 20″ x 8″ (500 x 200mm) with 32″ x 8″ (800 x 200mm) top plate
• Automatic optical edge detection
• Automatic video edge detection (available only with OV2 and TOV2 video cameras)
• OV2 Video Camera with 6.5:1 zoom lens
• TOV2 Telecentric Video Camera with choice of 0.16x, 0.3x, or 0.5x fixed magnification lens
• Fully automatic CNC controls
• Swing-away lamp house
• Extensive line of accessories

Net Weight 1340lbs 610kg
Gross Weight 1500lbs 680kg
Crated Dimensions 77″ x 46″ x 83″ 196 x 117 x 210cm