Serving the needs of industrial metrology professionals, Nikon’s E-Max software provides full edge detection measurements with sub-pixel processing, enabling more precise and repeatable measurements. The software is used with Nikon’s digital still camera, the DS-2Mv, and features advanced edge detection functions, ranging from two-dimensional data processing and image measurements to data storage capabilities.
E-Max lets you control white LED illumination, magnification switchover, microscopic methods, aperture setting, laser auto-focus, and more.
Using a DDE Link function, measured data can be immediately transferred to spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel®, SPC-PC IV, SPC-PC IV Excel, and others, making SPC analysis possible.
Larger icon mode is selectable for a touch screen operation environment. The mouseless operation enables operators to concentrate on measurements.
Depending on measurement requirements, operators can select Quick Measure, Teaching Measure or Run Teaching File modes, with wizards.
A chart with nominal shapes and tolerance lines can be generated from CAD data. It can be superimposed on the actual video image for easy and quick “Go/No Go” judgements.
E-Max provides FOV (field-of-view) measurements without a dedicated image processing board. This allows the software to be installed in high-performance laptop PCs, greatly saving work space. SVGA (800×600) images from the digital camera can be captured via USB 2.0 can can be processed and measured using Nikon’s latest Automated Video Edge Detection and measuring algorithms.
The graphic window displays the next measurement position in brown, preventing errors and allowing speedy measurement (during replay). The current position is displayed in pink.