Starrett HDV500

HDV500 Horizontal Digital Video System

Horizontal Digital Video System

The HDV500 Digital Video Comparator offers the best features of a large horizontal optical comparator and a vision metrology system. Configured like a traditional horizontal comparator, the HDV500 has a long travel X-Y stage and heavy-duty steel construction. The work stage is the same as the popular HF600 and HF750 comparators, with a 330lb (150kg) load capacity. Much like the HDV300 and 400, the heart of the system centers on a uniquely designed interchangeable lens mounting system coupled to a hi-resolution color digital video camera (patent pending). The system is available with a choice of three telecentric lenses. The HDV systems house a powerful 64-bit PC, which runs MetLogix M3 Metrology software. With this software, DXF CAD files can be imported and 2D Go-No-Go “profile gages” can be developed directly from the CAD files. Video-Edge-Detection (VED), allows real-time interaction of the imported file with the video image of the part being inspected.


  • Steel construction with nickel plated stage tooling plate
  • 21.3″ x 5.1″ (540 x 130mm) workstage top plate
  • 330lb (150kg) maximum load capacity
  • 3″ (75mm) of focus travel
  • Helix angle adjustment with +-15° Vernier scale
  • X-Y and focus positioning via joystick and trackball positioning
  • Heidenhain glass scales for 0.5µm (.00002″) X and Y resolution
  • LED illumination for surface and profile lighting
  • 5 mega-pixel black and white camera (2448 x 2058 pixels)
  • Ultra-low distortion to 0.002% for telecentric FOV measurements
  • 64-bit Intel® Processor
  • Windows® 7 Professional operating system
  • MetLogix™ M3 software with DXF/FOV option pack
  • Software and measurement image (part) displayed on 42″(1070cm) touch-screen color monitor (1920 x 1080 pixels)