Leveraging the advantages of pc platforms, New Precision Technology has incorporated a USB video interface into our DispenseLink software. This now enables us to offer video from directly within the DispenseLink interface. This video feed overlays an adaptive crosshair atop the image and also offers up to 8x digital magnification.
The camera is considered one of four possible heads on the platform, complete with its own offsets and built in calibration to relate the crosshair center with the dispense tip and other heads. This makes the camera an exquisite tool to update CAD coordinates with part as-molded variations.
Another interesting use of the camera is as a tip calibrator for angled tips that are theta rotated. The 8x magnification makes +/-0.001" repeatable tip location a production floor level reality. In one case, six different operators calibrated dispense tips using this system with no discernable variation in gasket quality.