The 2-D Measuring System

Designed and Manufactured by Mitutoyo

  • Simple to operate with easy-to-use measurement functionality
  • Superior addition to your quality control system
  • Outstanding improvement in operational efficiency and productivity

The 2-D Measuring System

Precise + Effective + Absolute

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Superior Addition to Your Quality Control System

Perform Stable, Highly Accurate Measurements Anywhere Within the Screen

The highest level of measuring accuracy within the screen in its class

• Accuracy of ±1.5μm within the screen, repeatability of ±0.7μm in high-resolution mode (QI-B Series) and the ability to focus through a wide range of applications.

Both a wide view field and high accuracy

• Sub-pixel processing enables high-accuracy edge detection

Sub-Pixel Processing Image

Stable and Highly Accurate Measurement of Large Workpieces

Highly accurate stages 

• Stages come in various sizes with an accuracy of ± (3.5 +0.02L) μm, letting you perform highly accurate and stable measurements and obtain reliable data for any kind of workpiece.

Rigid construction 

• Robust construction with a maximum load capacity of 20kg (approx. 44 lbs.) and a vertical stroke of 100mm allows large workpieces to be measured.

Alloy Diagram

Ultra-long Working Distance of 90 mm

• The 90mm working distance ensures you can focus, even with stepped workpieces, without worrying about collisions.

Ultra-long Working Distance of 90 mm

Human Errors Due to FocusinG ARE ELIMINATED

Utilizes our in-house-developed Telecentric Optical System

• Errors due to height are greatly minimized within a depth of focus with steps of up to 22mm. Measurement errors due to human focusing are eliminated.

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Measuring workpiece

Traceability to National Standards

Uses calibration artifacts traceable to national standards

Mitutoyo has a large collection of standard artifacts whose dimensions are traceable to the national length standards of Japan and the USA. These artifacts are used to calibrate the specialized equipment used in the calibration of Mitutoyo's measuring tools and instruments so traceability to international length standards is established and maintained. Mitutoyo also provides a temperature calibration service that is absolutely essential to high-accuracy length measurement.

NIST Standard

Simple to Operate with Easy-to-Use Measurement Functionality

Entire View of a Large Workpiece Drastically Improves

Ease of Operation and Measurement Efficiency

Stitching Function

• A newly developed correction algorithm stitches multiple images together (multiple image-to-image coupling) while maintaining high-accuracy measurements. After a stitching operation, measurement is easily processed without the need to move the stage.

Stitching Function
Full Image Diagram

Simple Execution of Multiple Measurements

One-click tool 

With just one click, anyone can easily perform multiple measurements. The outlier removal function automatically eliminates unnecessary measurement points, thus enabling accurate and stable multipoint measurement.

One click circle tool diagram

Easy-to-Operate Without Instruction

EZ mode

This mode provides an operation guidance display to guide the operator even if it's their first time performing measurements. This removes the need for continual reference of the instruction manual during operation.

ez mode diagram

No Troublesome Positioning is Required

One-click execution function

After placing the workpiece within the field of view, the machine automatically recognizes the position and angle using a pattern search function and then finishes the measurements. There is no need for positioning and axially-aligning the workpiece.

Automatic Recognition Diagram

An Intuitive OK/NG Judgment of Measurement is Provided

Template comparison test function

The test function compares workpieces against their templates to enable OK/NG judgments to be made at a glance. The function lets you utilize a drawing and CAD model for templates. Standard template shapes can also be created.

OK/NG Judgement Diagram

Simple Focusing

Wide focus range

Our specifically designed optical system achieves the long focal depth of 22mm. This allows measurement without the time-consuming focusing task, supporting an efficient measurement operation.

Simple Focusing Diagram

Capable of Visually Capturing an Entire Image

Graphics function

The current position, coordinate system, measuring item and measurement result are automatically displayed in a graphics window. The graphics window prevents omissions and errors with the measurements from occurring. 2-D CAD model data can be imported (optional) in order to better capture the actual full image.

Graphics Function Diagram

Perform Quick Measurements Even on Large Workpieces

Quick release mechanism on the XY stage

Quick-release mechanisms are built into both fine feed controls on the XY stage. This allows the stage to be moved rapidly to bring the next measuring point into view no matter where it is on the workpiece.

Quick Release Ring Diagram

Outstanding Improvement in Operation Efficiency and Productivity

User-friendly and Convenient XY Stage Movement * QI-C series

New Lineup of Motor-driven Stage Models

The joystick provides an easy, convenient control for coarse and fine feed of the stage. This effortless moving of the XY stage demonstrates outstanding performance in long-length measurement. The motor-driven stage automatically moves for stitching by specifying its start and end points.

Remote Box
Motor-driven stage diagram

Confirm Measurement Results quickly and easily

Video window measurement result display function 

• Measurement results can be understood intuitively just by looking at a measurement image. Any out-of-tolerance result data is easily identified by changing its display color. A graphic image with measurement data also leads to creation of a user-friendly report.

• Each OK/NG result is color-coded with its operator selectable display color.

Video Window Measurment Result Diagram

Capable of Supporting a Variety of Workpieces

Large-stage model and extensive line up of stages

• The large stage allows you to arrange multiple workpieces and measure them in a single setup, thereby saving valuable time that would otherwise be spent in loading and unloading the stage.

• XY measurement range: Measure workpieces up to 400x200mm.

• 100mm Z-stroke allows you to measure tall workpieces.

• A maximum load capacity of 44 lbs (20Kg) allows you to

measure heavy workpieces.

Large Stage Model Diagram

Measure Multiple Workpieces Within the Field of View All at Once

Locate and measure multiple workpieces with just one click

• Use pattern search for multiple workpieces within the screen view, and measure them all in one operation with the one-click execution function. This eliminates the need for accurate positioning of workpieces and cumbersome setup of fixtures.

Locate And Measure Multiple Workpieces With Just One Click Diagram

Simple "OK/NG Judgment" of multiple workpieces

Tolerance judgment result display function

• OK/NG judgment can be seen at a glance for faster operation.

• OK/NG judgment can be done for each measurement item, and judgment can be passed on each workpiece.

• Prevents NG data omissions.

Tolerance Judgment Result Display Function Diagram

Generate Reports and Observe All On One Machine

High-definition color camera

• This camera provides high-resolution color images for effective use in high-accuracy measurement and workpiece surface observation. Bright color measurement images are easily stored as a file and can be used for creating an easily understood measurement report.

High-Definition Color Camera Diagram

Simple Execution of Stored Measurement Programs

Program launcher

• A measurement procedure program can be stored under a dedicated icon along with a photo and comments to enable the required programs to be started easily.

• 10 icons are available and programs can be managed for each operator or workpiece.

Program Launcher Diagram

High Accuracy Measurement with Bright and Clear Images

Wide field of view / high-resolution mode

• The high resolution mode produces the same wide field of view as the normal mode that operates with a deep focal depth. This allows you to share a single measurement procedure so that you can execute seamless measurements.

• The shallow depth of focus in high resolution mode shows the edges of stepped workpieces more clearly, making measurements highly accurate.

Enhanced illumination

• The enhanced illumination function of the high-resolution mode enables measurements of low reflectivity workpieces like rubber and black resin moldings to be performed with a clear image.

Wide Field Of View / High-Resolution Mode Diagram

Measurement Examples

Progressive Die-pressed Parts

Progressive Die-Pressed Parts Diagam

Measure the diameter and difference in coordinates of each hole.

O-ring / Seals

O-Ring / Seals Diagram

Enhanced illumination is very effective for low reflectivity materials such as rubber and black resin.

(Use ring illumination in high-resolution

mode + enhanced illumination


Weatherstrip Diagram

Execute a pattern search unrelated to position and finish measuring in one click.

Measuring a Small Stepped Workpiece

Measuring A Small Stepped Workpiece Diagram

You can see and measure edges easily with just one quadrant of the ring light providing illumination.

Measuring a Stepped Workpiece

Measuring A Stepped Workpiece Diagram

Measure with simple focusing.

Sheet Switch Measurement

Sheet Switch Measurement Diagram

The color camera allows enhanced observation and measurement of workpieces. It is best suited to the inspection of printed materials and creation of a report.

Standard Software QIPAK

QIPAK (Two Modes) Enables Quick and Easy Measurement 

EZ Mode

(Simple measurement mode)

PRO Mode

(General purpose measurement mode)

QIPAK (Two Modes) Enables Quick and Easy Measurement Diagram

Simple Execution and Editing of Programs

Smart editor

This function allows XY-stage target position, illumination condition, etc., to be separately displayed as icons or labels in the list of part programs (automatic measurement procedure programs), thereby simplifying program editing.

Smart Editor Diagram

Powerful Edge Detection Functionality Enables Fast Measurement

Outlier removal

Removes outliers caused by anomalies such as debris, burrs and chips.

Auto trace tool

Automatically detects the edges of unknown contours and obtains point group data. 

Point group data lets you perform contour form analysis and design value comparison using FORMTRACEPAK-AP (optional).

Optional Accessories

Easy Handling of Sophisticated Dimension and Contour Evaluations

Contour evaluation and analysis software: FORMTRACEPAK-AP

FORMTRACEPAK-AP is data processing software for advanced form analysis that carefully reads point group date acquired via tools such as the auto trace tool.

• A contour measurement is easy to make. Perform contour matching against the design value data.

• You can define virtual circles of a given diameter enabling over-pin diameter analysis to be performed.

Easy Handling of Sophisticated Dimension and Contour Evaluations Diagram

CAD Model Import

Measurement support software: QS-CAD I/F

2-D CAD model data (DXF-, or IGES-formatted) can be imported into QIPAK. Conversely, QIPAK measurement results can be converted into 2-D CAD model data. 

The design value for each measurement item is automatically entered. Since the graphics window makes the present location easy to identify, the operator can quickly move the stage to a given point in the 2D CAD model.

CAD Model Import Diagram

Early Detection of Process Irregularities

Centralized process management software: MeasurLink

Statistical data can be displayed in real-time, making early detection of process irregularities possible. Early identification of an out-of-control situation enables rapid remedial action to be taken when necessary.

Examples of remedial action

• Mold repair or cycle-timing change

• Cutting tool adjustment or replacement

Early Detection Of Process Irregularities Diagram

Holder with Clamp

Clamping of thin workpieces such as PCBs and pressed parts.

Holder With Clamp Diagram

Order No.: 176-107

Maximum clamp length: 35mm

Dimensions: 62(H)×152(W)×38(D)mm

Mass: 0.4kg

Note: An adapter set is required.

V-block with Clamp

Clamping of cylindrical objects

V-Block With Clamp Diagram

Order No.: 172-378

Max. supportable diameter: ø25mm

Center height from mounting face: 38-48mm

Dimensions: 117(H)×90(W)×45(D)mm

Mass: 0.8kg

Note: An adapter set is required.

Foot Switch

Quick data entry while gripping the handle.

Foot Switch Diagram

Stage Adapter Sets

These are used when connecting some optional peripherals to the measuring device.

Stage Adapter Sets Diagram

Order No.: Stage adapter : 176-304

Stage adapter B: 176-310

Dimensions (1piece): 50(W)×340(D)×15(H)mm

Note: The stage adapter B is 280(D).

Mass: Stage adapter: 1.5Kg

Stage adapter B: 1.2Kg

Specification Diagram

Swivel Center Support

Clamping of the workpiece between centers for effective thread diameter and depth measurements.

Swivel Center Support Diagram

Order No.: 172-197

Can be set to an inclined angle of ±10°, in minimum increments of 1°

Max. supportable dimensions:

When horizontally positioned:ø80×140mm

When tilted at 10°angle: ø65×140mm

Mass: 2.5kg

Note: An adapter set is required.

Ring Light Diffusion Plate

Order No.: 02ATX180

Effective on a diffusely reflective workpiece such as a machined

surface. This plate makes the surface appear smooth to obtain an image suited to measurement. The working distance is 76mm.



Quick Image Specifications
Quick Image Specifications

Dimensions Chart

Manual Stage Model Diagram
Manual Stage Model Diagram
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Motorized Stage Model Diagram
Motorized Stage Model Diagram
Motorized Stage Model Diagram
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Our Mission & Vision

Whatever your challenges are, Mitutoyo & our team at supports you from start to finish!

Mitutoyo is not only a manufacturer of top quality

measuring products but one that also offers qualified

support for the lifetime of the equipment, backed

by comprehensive services that ensure your staff can

make the very best use of the investment.

Apart from the basics of calibration and repair,

Mitutoyo offers product and metrology training,

as well as IT support for the sophisticated software

used in modern measuring technology. 

Mitutoyo can also design, build, test and deliver measuring solutions and even, if deemed cost-effective, take your critical measurement challenges in-house on a sub-contract basis.

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Toll Free: 866-460-1942