DIM is a measuring and inspection system for wire drawing dies with manual focusing and measuring functions based on image processing.
Standard measuring functions are:
-inside diameter of drawing dies;
-roundness of inside cylinder of drawing dies.
The measurement is performed optically by use of image processing. The measuring system consists of a microscope with 3 objectives. The microscope is equipped with
1) a binocular tube with eyepiece for the visual inspection of the wire drawing die;
2) a USB camera, which provides the video image for the image processing software.
Each of the micro objectives covers a special diameter measuring range.
The live image of the camera is shown onto the PC monitor and is evaluated by highly accurate image processing algorithms.
The measuring range for the drawing die diameter is 50µm to 5mm.