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Optical comparators or profile projectors are sometimes called shadow-graphs and use a system of lenses and mirrors to project part profiles onto a screen. They are used either to compare projected images of parts to mylar overlays on the screen or as a way to measure features on parts using a digital readout (DRO) or computer tablet.
Depending on the model, the image on the screen can be inverted or upright, and the image a mirror image of the part. The work stage has X and Y-axis movements, and an additional axis called the Q axis is facilitated by the rotation of the comparator’s screen.