The Hommel-Etamic W5 surface roughness measuring system is designed for measurements on the production line. The W5 is capable of a range of measuring tasks using an array of probes and accessories.
"The new Hommel-Etamic W5 is ergonomically designed, with the device easily fitting into the user's hand making it simple to precisely position on the workpiece," said a company spokesperson. "The W5 is capable of tracking five separate measurement programs, up to 100 separate profiles, with a total storage capacity of up to 10,000 completed measurements.
"The integrated click wheel allows the operator to intuitively select device functions. In conjunction with the large color display with graphic interface, this makes operation of the W5 simple and transparent, delivering easy to see results and tolerance evaluations.
"More than 800 measurements with one battery charge guarantees a high level of reliability even during frequent use. Measuring results may be quickly printed out on the optional printer wirelessly via Bluetooth technology.
"The roughness probes and measuring instrument electronics are calibrated independently from each other at the factory. This eliminates the need to make regular adjustments to the amplification or to recalibrate, a big advantage for everyday measuring."
The extendable tripod legs can be used to adjust the measuring instrument to the height of small workpieces. This allows such measuring applications to be implemented without an additional means of holding.
The support prism centers workpieces like small shafts from 10 mm diameter reliably on the correct measuring position and protects the probe for measurements in bores from 12 mm diameter.
The contact to the workpiece is made by precisely polished support shafts. This guarantees permanent, stable workpiece support, the company said. A height measuring stand can turn the W5 into a complete measuring station for tasks that require precise positioning.
The graphic user interface combined with the click wheel allows the instrument to be operated reliably. It is designed to be self-explanatory with no time-consuming training required.
The colored display of the tolerance evaluation allows the measurement results to be assessed at a glance.
"The transparent probe cover combined with the measurement position lighting makes the exact measurement position of the roughness probe very easy to see," said a company spokesperson. "This makes the positioning of the measurement easier."
Additional features include: all the necessary functions are covered with just one USB port, including battery charging function or permanent power supply; USB connection to PC to transfer parameters and profile data; external controls via foot switch; remote controls via TURBO DATAWAVE.
With the optional TURBO DATAWAVE basic software, the measurement results from the W5 can be transferred into an Excel spreadsheet on a PC for further processing and documentation.
TURBO DATAWAVE expert is optional evaluation software for PC-controlled programming and parameter analysis and provides the ability to control the W5 remotely.
The compact thermal printer documents the measurement results on the spot, using Bluetooth without awkward cables. The roughness measuring instrument remains mobile, even if the measurements need to be documented.
Easy to insert paper due to "Easy Paper Loading" technology: insert the roll of paper and close cover. The printer is controlled from the roughness measuring instrument.
The fiberglass-reinforced plastic casing is designed for industrial use. Up to five rolls of paper can be printed with one battery charge. The printer therefore stays ready for use for a long time, the company said.
Measuring conditions, parameters, tolerance evaluation, roughness profile and Abbott curve, depending on the measuring program, can be printed off individually or in combinations.
Hommel-Etamic W5 specifics:
- Total deviation acc. to DIN 4772 Class 1.
- Measurement range/resolution 320 microns.
- Probe is an inductive skid probe.
- Measurement display is micron/microinch selectable.
- Max. traverse length is 17.5 mm.
- Traverse speed 0.15/0.5/1 mm/sec; return: 3 mm/sec.
- Individual traverse lengths 1-5 selectable.
- Filter Phase-correct profile filter (Gauss), in accordance with ISO 11562 and ISO 13565-1.
- Data point interval minimum of 0.5 micron (9600 points when lt = 4.8 mm).
- Parameters ISO 4287, Parameters ISO 13565, Parameters MOTIF ISO 12085, ASME B46, JIS B601, DIN EN 10049, Daimler DB N 31007: Ra, Rz, Rmax(Rt), Rq, RSm, Rmr(c), Rp Rk, Rpk, Rvk, Mr1, Mr2, A1, A2 R, AR, Rx Rp, Rpm Rz-JIS, Ry (corresponds to Rz), tp (corresponds to Rmr) RPc R3z.
- Data memory: five measuring cycles; offline storage of max. 100 profiles, max 10,000 measurements.
- Interfaces USB, Bluetooth.
- Power supply 100 V to 264 V.
For more information contact:
Hommel-Etamic America Corp.
1505 West Hamlin Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309