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  • What is an optical comparator?

    October 17, 2018

    An optical comparator is a measurement tool used to inspect and measure the dimensions of small manufactured parts. Images of the part are magnified using illumination sources, lenses and mirrors to make the 2-D measurement. The magnified 2-D image is projected on a screen to assess if the parts dimensions and geometry are within specifications. […]

  • The Battle of the Visual Measurement Systems

    The Battle of the Visual Measurement Systems

    July 6, 2016

    Visual measurement systems have a wide variety of application for numerous industries. At Grand Rapids Metrology, we offer two premier systems: optical comparators and vision systems (also known as video measurement systems). With similar capabilities, these systems are often seen as key players in an age-old battle. Today, we break down each system and take a […]