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An extremely strong profile projector with a superb optical performance

Nikon Metrology’s most robust profile projector offers a super-strong construction in combination with excellent optical performance. The V-20B has a 20” (500mm) projection screen and a broad range of measuring stage sizes of outstanding build quality is available. A built-in digital counter and digital protractor are standard features.


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Product overview

The V-20B has a very strong construction and measuring capability for larger components. It suits a wide variety of applications, as many appropriate extra features are already provided.

A rotating projection screen, a built-in digital counter, a digital protractor are all included as standard. Five projection lenses are available for the three-lens turret and five stage sizes are offered. Sample heights up to a remarkable 150mm can be inspected with all of the five stages. The 10” x 6” stage can even support components weighing up to 20 kg.

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Benefits & features

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Extremely robust construction

The V-20B is an immense and stable precision instrument weighing 260kg.

Components with a height of 150mm and weighing up to 20 kg can be supported on the largest stage of the V-20B. The precision build of the system delivers accurate and repeatable measurements for the operator.

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Parfocal projection lenses

The objective lenses are all designed to be parfocal, with long working distances as a standard feature.

  • Parfocal projection lenses enable every objective to retain focus after exchange, avoiding the need for large refocusing adjustments.
  • Long working distance objectives as standard reduce the risk of damage to the instrument or the specimen during measuring.
  • Illumination quality is also maintained after a lens changeover to avoid an intensity adjustment.

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Range of projection lenses

There are five projection lenses available in the series:

  • With magnifications from 5x to 100x and three intermediate powers, this wide range of lenses is ideal for measuring a wide variety of component sizes and feature dimensions.
  • Each lens provides bright images of the component across a wide field of view onto the 500mm diameter screen.

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Family of profile projectors

The V-20B model is available alongside the V-12B series.

The V-20B provides exceptional performance and capabilities for the most challenging applications, while the V-12B models in a benchtop design cater for in-line measuring applications found right across the factory floor.

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Wide range of stage sizes

Five robust stages are available to fit the V-20B, ranging from 10” x 6” (250mm x 150mm) down to 2” x 2” (50mm x 50mm).

  • Different component sizes can be accommodated.
  • Multiple sample loading in a grid pattern minimises the time needed for sample exchange.
  • Rotating tables on the stages are available as options.

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Stage function for Fine Rotation Control

The two large-travel stages have a fine rotation adjustment function.

  • Precise alignment is possible over long distances or when measuring heavy samples. (up to 20 kgs),enabling faster, more efficient measuring.

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Data Processing Software E-MAX

E-Max is the Nikon Metrology’s software solution, providing a series of general purpose measuring tools using a common GUI (graphical user interface).  The software processes the V20-B measurement data and outputs results as a .CSV file.

Data Processer DP-E1

DP-E1 is Nikon Metrology’s Data processing system enabling a combination of enhanced accuracy and ease of use. Teaching files and measurement results files can be handled to and from a USB memory device easily.

*Retrofit Counter/DP unit is also required.



Type Vertical optical axis
Magnification accuracy ±0.1% in contour illumination, ±0.15% in surface illumination
Power input 110 VAC, 220 VAC
Max. specimen height 150mm (5.9”)
Light source 24V-150W halogen lamp
Lens mount 3-Lens turret mount
Screen 500 mm (19.7”) diameter, protractor screen, inclined 8°
Dimensions (WxDxH) and weight (approx.) 570 x 1200 x 1900 mm (22.4 x 47.2 x 74.8“); 260 kg (573 lbs)
Projection lenses 5x, 10x, 20x, 50x & 100x
Stages 8x6, 6x4, 4x4, O3L, 2x2
Image Inverted and reversed


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