Base Machine Specifications

5-Axis Inspection and Measurement System (motorized X, Y, Z, A & B axes). 

  • X axis travel: 24″ 
  • Y axis travel: 24″ 
  • Z axis travel: 24″ 
  • A (tilt) axis range from -100 deg to +100 deg.
  • B (rotary) axis range from 0 deg to +360 deg. 

Axis configuration: the camera moves in X and Z (above the part) and the part is mounted on the dual rotary stages (i.e. rotary / tilt) that move in Y. 

All 5 Axes have closed-loop encoder feedback. 

  • X axis encoder resolution: 0.25μm 
  • Y axis encoder resolution: 0.25μm 
  • Z axis encoder resolution: 0.25μm 
  • A axis encoder resolution: 0.005 deg 
  • B axis encoder resolution: 0.005 deg 

20X single magnification optical system with extended working distance and extended depth-of-field. 

  • Working distance: 9.0″ (228 mm) 
  • Depth-of-field: 1.8″ (45 mm) 
  • Field of view: 1.7″ (43mm) x 1.2″ (30 mm) = 2.1″ (53 mm) diag. 
  • Optical system accuracy: better than +/- 0.00015″ (4 μm) 

Includes general-purpose dual-source reflected (i.e. front) LED illumination.

The system’s illumination: 

  • Is all LED-based (for stable and repeatable illumination conditions & results as well as long life) 
  • Is fully computer-controlled & programmable 
  • Provides very high brightness to easily handle even difficult-to-image areas 
  • The system’s dual-source illumination module provides lighting at different angles of incidence (i.e. both near-vertical and low-oblique) for wide applicability across a very broad range of part geometries. 

The entire system is run by the VisionGauge® software package: 

  • Powerful and easy-to-use 
  • Full 5-axis transforms 
  • Advanced software corrections with full 3D mapping across the system’s entire work envelope 
  • Includes a wide range of powerful inspection and measurement tools 
  • Robust & field-proven, with a broad installed base (over 3500 license in use worldwide) 

By default, the machine comes with a standard 3R pallet mounting system. Other mounting systems are also available upon request to allow you to use your existing workholding (thereby eliminating the need for re-fixturing and minimizing stack-up error, etc.) 


Model # VG700DOC-30V-XT1-20X 5-Axis Inspection and Measurement System, base machine with 24″ x 24″ x 24″ XYZ travel

Optional equipment (included)


  • Adapted NIST-Traceable Stage Micrometer with Certificate of Calibration 


  • Optional Standalone “Desktop” Software License
  • Allows you to remotely view your CAD files, setup tolerances, create automated inspection and measurement programs, etc. 


More information

Contact Blackbird at (716) 632-1000 for more information, or to make a purchase offer.