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Surface Finish and Contour Measurement System

Mahr Inc. has introduced the first in a new line of surface finish and contour measurement systems, the MarSurf contour drive (CD) series. The MarSurf CD allows for the measurement of the shape of a surface, often referred to as the contour or form, and provides dimensional information such as angles, depths, distances and radius.

The MarSurf series is designed to increase the speed of all moving axes to reduce the cycle time of the measurement process. The drive units of the MarSurf CD series move the contour probe with positioning speeds of up to 200 mm/s, making the systems up to 25 times faster than predecessors. All Z-axis columns on the measuring stands of the MarSurf CD series are fully CNC-capable with fast positioning speeds of 50 mm/s, which is twice as fast as previous systems. The high dynamic response of the probe system also allows for higher measuring speeds with newly-designed probe arms.

The probes mount quickly and easily on these systems due to an innovative magnetic click-into-place mounting system. Confirmation of the correct probe arm configuration is ensured due to an integrated chip that carries the probe arm data. Probe arms can be changed in a matter of seconds with no recalibration required, due to the precise positioning achieved by the kinematic mount of the magnetic click-into-place system. Three different standard-length probe arms allow vertical measuring ranges of 35, 70 and 100 mm to provide enough vertical range to measure virtually any surface. In addition, with a diamond tipped probe arm and a software option for surface roughness evaluation, surface texture parameters can also be measured.

"The MarSurf CD series includes an innovative workpiece mounting plate using a grid pattern of holes spaced at 50 mm intervals, bringing industry-standard ease of use features to a new platform to provide added flexibility and speed for setting up workpiece fixtures. An extensive array of fixture types is available to hold any imaginable workpiece," said the spokesperson. The large size of the 390 mm x 430 mm mounting plate ensures space for large parts and eliminates the need for an additional XY positioning table.

For more information contact:

Mahr Inc.

1144 Eddy Street

Providence, RI 02905

800-343-2050 / 401-784-3100

IMTS 2018 Level 3, Booth E-135608

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