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The BETA VIDEO RULER adds innovative new features and eliminates the need for precise mechanical movement. We’ve replaced the microscope with a high resolution color video system, and the eyepiece scale with a convenient on-screen cursor.
Other significant changes and improvements include;
- self-contained adjustable illumination gives you perfect viewing conditions
- video imager, illuminator, scale decoder, and USB interface are attached to the digital readout. The entire system is smaller than the microscope.
- Windows software allows you to view and save the screen image. Small movements are done using the MOUSE, rather than sliding the entire digital display, resulting in faster, easier, and more accurate results.
- unique color-separation software function allows you to view any color, including the nearly invisible yellow as a high contrast, black and white image. Process and spot color settings can be saved and named for the operator's convenience.
A LOCAL measurement function allows the operator to determine the height and width of any feature that fits entirely on screen. This is done using only the mouse, requiring no movement of the slider. This feature is particularly useful for evaluating color register error, as it measures in two directions simultaneously.
The GLOBAL measurement function only requires that the operator slide the display until the first edge of the feature is on-screen and then click on it with the mouse. A GLOBAL cursor appears and stays on screen while the operator moves the slider to the opposite end of the feature. When the second edge is visible on screen, move the cursor over it and read the distance directly on the software display.
The Beta Precision Electronic Ruler allows precise, non-contact measurements of large and small distances on films, plates, dies, and prints. A 50x microscope attached to a digital display traverses the area to be measured on a rugged steel beam. The operator can select inch or metric measurements with a resolution of 0.0005” or 0.01mm, respectively.
For distances over 0.060” the operator places the microscope cross hair over the start of the sample and zeros the digital display. The slide assembly is then moved to the opposite end of the sample and the fine-motion thumb roller is then used to place the cross hairs over the end of the sample. The digital display shows the exact distance moved.
Line widths, bar code elements, image register error, and any feature that fits within the field of view of the microscope can be measured directly on the microscope eyepiece scale. Inch or metric reticles can be specified when the unit is ordered.
Rubber feet rest solidly on the work surface and support the microscope and slide above the sample. When very large samples need to be measured the feet can be placed directly on the film or plate without damage.