RAM – Measurements Made Simple

ram_logo_with_tagRAM Optical Instruments was founded in 1981 and quickly became a leading provider of high quality, easy-to-use dimensional measurement systems and accompanying software for manufacturing quality control. RAM offers a full line of shop floor optical measurement systems that are value priced with premium performance.

As a global leader in optical and multi-sensor metrology, Quality Vision International (QVI), acquired RAM Optical Instruments in 2002.

The company designs and builds a complete line of dimensional measuring machines that combine optical, laser, and contact sensors into easy to use systems. QVI systems are used by manufacturers in over 75 countries around the world to measure and inspect their products for quality and process control. Since 1945 the QVI companies have made a singular commitment to improving the technology of dimensional measurement. The acquisition of RAM Optical Instruments brought Quality Vision International to become the world’s largest vision metrology company.

The RAM heritage in optics and projection gaging evolved to global leadership in video and multisensor technologies, and remains so today.

815 Delman Drive
Cookeville, TN 38501

Toll Free: (866) 520-4344
Local: (931) 520-4344

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Easy-to-use dimensional measurement systems and accompanying software


Corporate Headquarters
850 Hudson Ave, Rochester, NY 14621

Founded: 1981

Automatic Measurement

Step up to the SprintMVP and SparkMVP Measurement Value With loads of features and automatic dimensional measurement, SprintMVP and SparkMVP systems provides the best automatic measurement solution for the best price. SprintMVP systems are designed with our trusted...

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SNAP Digital Measuring Machines

SNAP Digital Measuring Technology Large-Field-of-View, Digital Measuring Technology QVI® SNAP™ measurement systems are designed to measure small, intricate parts right on the manufacturing floor. All SNAP systems are simple to use. With automatic part ID and...

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Semi-Automatic Systems

Easy to Use Compact Systems with Big Benefits The QVI StarLite and Spark systems from RAM are precision measurement instruments designed for easy focusing and part positioning. StarLite 150 Easy to use semi-automatic measurement system with 3-axis measurement...

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Visual Inspection

RAM Brand Visual Inspection systems provide an array of benefits for different dimensional measurement applications. Video Direct Microscope (VDM-E/Z) Microscope system offering ease of use through real-time visual imaging on an LCD monitor. Scan Fit & Measure...

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Laser Profiling

Non-Contact Laser Profiling Systems The Cobra™ Laser Profiling systems from RAM use low-power laser lights to measure height, area, slope, and radius. These portable laser profilers are ideal for a variety of applications where non-contact measurement is critical to...

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