sanH14L - A 14" benchtop horizontal comparator featuring brighter LED Illumination with solid-state electronics

nikon metrology optical comparators H14LThe NMI H14L has the finest resolution, clarity, contrast, and edge-to-edge image sharpness available in a 14" comparator. The H14L features LED Illumination, High resolution 12”x6” travel stage, and Encoded Q-axis readout as standard


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Benefits & features

World renowned Nikon optics

  • Provides the finest resolution, clarity, brightness and overall image sharpness within the field of view.
  • Choice of 5x, 10x, 20x, 25x, 50x, and 100x Projection Lenses
  • “NEW” - Quick-change lens mount design

Superior illumination

  • Energy Efficient, Bright and Dependable All-LED Illumination
  • LED TTL – (Through-the-Lens) Surface Illumination
  • LED Off-axis Oblique, Surface Illumination (adjustable)
  • Green LED Contour/Profile Illumination
  • Universal Condensing System (10x through 100x)

Large screen

  • 14 in. round (360mm), gear-driven, encoded, glass screen with 90 degree crossline and vernier that rotates a full 360° for easy measurement
  • Q-Axis Electronic output to DRO
  • Erect image offers a fully-corrected surface illumination image
  • Optional Erect and Correct models available

Linear encoder stage

  • Linear encoded stage including twin universal dovetail slots for quick and easy part fixturing
  • 12 x 6 in. stage (standard) and optional 20 x 6 in. stage available.

Digital readouts

  • Digital readout/geometric data processor offers all the functions for measuring 2D geometries and displaying the Protractor angle (Q-axis)

Ergonomic and easy to operate

  • Screen height and angle designed for maximum viewing comfort.
  • Conveniently positioned controls reduce operator fatigue.


Objectives: 5x, 10x, 20x, 25x, 50x, 100x
Screen: 14 inch (360mm) ground-glass screen with etched cross line, rotates 360° with a 1 minute Vernier
Illumination: Energy Efficient LED, fuse-less circuit breaker on/off switches
Stage: Standard 12 x 6 in. linear encoder stage with cross bearings in 3 axes (20 x 6 in. upgrade available as option)
Readout: Digital DRO with protractor angle included
Travel: X= 300mm / 12 in
Y= 150mm / 6 in
Z= 38mm / 1-1/2 in
Accuracy: X= ±4 + L/25 µm
Y= ±4 + L/25 µm
Repeatability: ± 1 µm / 0.000039 in
Dimension of top plate: 20 x 5 in (508mm x 127 mm)
Perpendicularity (X to Y axis): ± 10 µm / 0.00039 in
Maximum specimen diameter/ height: 150mm / 5.9 in
Maximum specimen weight: 57 kg / 125 lb.
Scale resolution: 0.0005mm / 0.00002 in
Main body: Length: 33” x Width: 30” x Height: 43” (838mm x 762mm x 1092 mm)
Base cabinet: 686 x 565 x 730mm (27 x 22.25 x 28.75 in)
Floor space: 1016 x 1016mm (40 x 40 in.)
Power supply: 110 / 240 VAC
Weight: 136 kg / 300 lb. (10" stage), 157 kg / 345 lb. (20" stage);
Add 32 kg / 70 lb. for shipping



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