16VS Optical Comparator

This dynamic vertical optical system is the first of its kind manufactured in the USA. This system allows a much greater stage capacity up to 50 pounds (15 lbs in the center of the glass plate) with optional stage travel up to 16" x 8".


  • 16" (400mm) Diameter vertical screen for optimum viewing
  • Reversed and inverted image
  • High resolution ground glass screen with calibration reticle, 90 degree cross lines, and chart clips
  • Machined chart ring with vernier protractor
  • High specification stage
    • 50 lbs stage capacity (15 lbs on glass)
    • 15" x 10.5" (350x267mm) overall size of stage
    • 11" x 7" (280x178mm) glass insert
    • 8" x 4" (200x100mm) travel
    • 4" (100mm) focal distance in the Z-axis
    • Multiple stage options with up to 16" x 8" of travel
  • Quartz halogen light source. Fan cooled and electronically dimmed for long lamp life
  • Dynamic optical head to maintain constant mass accuracy
  • Built in rotary 3 lens turret & 2 position condenser turret
  • Non coaxial surface illumination is standard
  • Welded plate steel case fabrication
  • Coated telecentric parfocal optics
  • Lens choices of 10X through 100X
  • Linear Scale Resolution .0001mm/.000004" X & Y-axis
  • Choice of readout or full CNC computerized systems available
  • NIST traceable calibration certificate
  • 2 Year limited warranty

Optional Features:

  • Motorized stage
  • Internal edge detection
  • Coaxial surface illumination
  • Output for electronic rotary screen protractor (Q-axis) with selectable 1 minute or 1/100 of a degree resolution
  • Choice of readout options
  • Choices of other vertical stages
  • Wide selection of lenses
  • Harsh Environment Package
  • Tooling

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