Industrial Metrology and Others
Contributing to industry with total measuring solutions, as well as providing comfortable vision
Nikon offers an extensive and varied lineup of measuring and inspection systems to meet the wide-ranging demands of industry, fully supporting cutting-edge manufacturing processes. Nikon also contributes to comfortable vision for everyone with ophthalmic lenses that employ cutting-edge technologies.
Industrial Metrology Business
Achieving highly precise and reliable manufacturing
High-level manufacturing requires fast and accurate measuring techniques.
Nikon offers a diverse lineup of measuring and inspection systems to meet measurement demands for various sizes, shapes and materials.
With total measurement solutions, Nikon fully supports the cutting-edge manufacturing processes.
Examples of measurement and inspection systems (supporting aircraft/automotive manufacturing processes)
Inspection of turbine blades and other castings
X-Ray and CT Systems inspect the complex inner structures of products and detect any defects within them, all without disassembling the product.
The XT H 450 system, developed with the world's first 450kV microfocus X-ray source, can be utilized to ensure effective evaluation of small- to medium-sized metal castings, such as turbine blades of aircraft and automotive engines.
Measurement of various parts
A vehicle is composed of approximately 30,000 parts while a medium- to large-sized aircraft consists of approximately 3 million. The MCAx S series is suitable for profile measurement of components that vary in sizes and materials, such as machined, pressed and plastic parts. This portable, easy-to-use, 7-axis measuring arm greatly improves productivity both on the shop floor and in the field.
Laser Radar Measuring Systems enable automated inspection of subjects up to 50m away. Nikon's unique technology realizes measurement of samples with various surface materials, textures, and reflectivity. In automotive manufacturing, APDIS is used for car body and component inspection, realizing instant feedback to the production process.
Measurement of electronic components
A variety of electronic devices are installed in aircraft and vehicles. Electronic parts can be measured with the Video Measuring System NEXIV VMZ-S series that achieve noncontact, high-precision, and automatic measurement based on images captured by the CCD camera.
Realizing quick, precise and automatic measurement of large volumes, Nikon's systems provide strong support for mass manufacturing, helping to maintain high quality for injection molds, mechanical parts, IC chips, and electronic components.
Other industrial metrology product
Autofocus Total Station Nivo-Z
Total stations are surveying instruments used to measure distance and angle. The advanced autofocus function speeds up survey job and reduces fatigue in aiming work. Compact and lightweight, the Nivo-Z is especially effective in dangerous places such as steep slopes and high-rise construction sites.
Ophthalmic Lenses Business
Optical technologies for comfortable vision
Nikon has been researching optics and ophthalmic lenses for more than half a century, and has developed innovative products by utilizing cutting-edge technologies. Our 3D custom-made single-vision lens SEEMAX offers optimally designed lenses according to the selected frame for each individual customer.
Nikon-Essilor Co., Ltd. (a joint venture with Essilor International) is in charge of our ophthalmic lenses business.
A series of lenses utilizing shape and fitting parameter optimization to deliver maximum performance.