The Innovative 2D Optical Measuring Device V-CAD Rapid By Schneider Messtechnik Has It All

Dr. Heinrich Schneider Messtechnik, a leading company in the field of production measurement technology, is presenting its new 2D optical measuring device V-CAD rapid a reliable tool that is both mobile and compact. Thanks to the intuition-based user interface of the M3 measuring software, measurements with V-CAD rapid can be performed with virtually a touch of the finger, emphasises Uwe J. Keller, Marketing Director of Dr. Heinrich Schneider Messtechnik. And he explains further: The workpiece can be positioned freely in the coverage field, and the measurement process is started with a just a tap of the multi-touch screen of the panel PC. Within only a few seconds, the device provides comprehensive measurement results, complete with reporting! And, not to forget, with a sense of accuracy and precision that sets a new standard in this category of device.

V-CAD rapid features the following highlights:

  • Automatic recognition of ruled (standard) geometries without pre-selection

  • No need for manual workpiece alignment in the coverage field

  • Four-step motorised zoom lens for reliable measurement even of minute workpiece features

  • Measurement in a matter of seconds

  • High accuracy and precision

  • Mobile design

  • Ready to use: Unpack Switch on Measure.

The comprehensive standard equipment of V-CAD rapid includes a 5-megapixel CCD B/W camera and a 4-step motorised zoom lens providing four different fields of view for spot-on measurement. The device also features a multi-touch panel PC equipped with WIN7, plus a LAN and WLAN network port and telecentric LED transmitted (diascopic) light illumination. The standard equipment is completed by a granite / aluminium sandwich design, an LED ring light for incident (episcopic) illumination, and a factory calibration certificate as a quality proof.

Due to its many outstanding features, V-CAD rapid is the epitome of a top-notch product. After all, a measurement system that really meets the criteria of compact mobile accurate precise easy uncomplicated reproducible must provide the user with measurable added value! These arguments were also the most convincing to the prospective buyers to whom we had previously presented V-CAD rapid, reports Uwe J. Keller. Their extremely positive response to our system is proof to us that we have chosen the right track because most of them had already tested the products of our competitors.

Dr. Heinrich Schneider Messtechnik GmbH was founded in 1947 and has its headquarters in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, near the gates of Frankfurt on the Main. The subsidiary of Allit Aktiengesellschaft has a current staff of around 75 employees and is among the worlds leading suppliers of non-contact production measurement technology. A unique blend of core competencies grown from decades of experience in optical, mechanical and tactile metrology enables the team to manufacture innovative products that accommodate even the most stringent precision requirements. The excellence of Dr. Heinrich Schneider Messtechnik GmbH has been officially acknowledged through the presentation of the Q1 award by the Ford Motor Company as well as through the TOP 100 quality seal conferred to the company in recognition of its outstanding innovation management in the years 2009/2010. Schneider Messtechnik counts among its customers many renowned companies operating in sectors such as automotive manufacture and supply, aerospace technology, medical engineering, machine and tool construction as well as electrical and plastics engineering, to name but a few. Major reference customers inlude names such as Airbus, Audi, BMW, Continental, Ferrari, Ford, Mercedes, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Volvo and VW. For further information, please visit the companys Web site:

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Fax: +49 89 370029-35, and Schneider Messtechnik, Rotlay Mhle, D-55545 Bad Kreuznach.

Contact: Uwe J. Keller, Marketing Director, Tel.: +49 671 291-228, Fax: +49 671 291-7228,

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