Nikon Metrology

The world’s smallest fidget spinner – measured by a NEXIV video measuring system

Video & Microscope Measuring, Vision Systems, VMZ System

Using the world’s smallest commercially available steel ball bearing, MinebeaMitsumi Inc. has built the world’s smallest fidgetsSpinner. In measuring just 5.09 mm (0.20 in) long, a system capable of measuring the device accurately is required. This is where the NEXIV VMR-3020 comes in. The high precision system is designed for superior edge detection, even in transparent materials. This is crucial for accurately measuring such small items with tight tolerances. In the video below, watch the NEXIV VMR-3020 measure the world’s smallest fidget spinner.

 


 

 


 

Guinness World Records originally published this story. Read the full Guinness World Records article here.

Or find out more about Nikon’s NEXIV range here.

 


 

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Standard magnification zooming heads: type 1 – 3

Type 1, 2 and 3, have Nikon 15× zoom optics with a long working distance, wide FOV and a high NA 0.35. They come with LED episcopic and diascopic illuminators, as well as an LED 8-segment ring illuminator with three incident angles.

 

High magnification zooming heads: type 4, TZ

Type 4 and TZ have Nikon 15× and 120× zoom optics with higher magnification and a higher NA 0.46. Type 4 comes with LED episcopic and diascopic illuminators, as well as an LED 8-segment ring illuminator with a 50-degree incident angle. TZ has LED episcopic, diascopic (for higher magnification) and darkfield illuminators.

 

Wide field-of-view zooming head: type A

Type A features Nikon 10× zoom optics with the widest FOV, the longest working distance and the highest NA 0.11. It comes with LED episcopic and diascopic illuminators, as well as an LED 8-segment ring illuminator with an 18-degree incident angle.

 

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