API Enhanced CMM measurements directly on the production floor

Editor: Steffen Donath

API presents the new and improved V-Probe in online demos. V-Probe achieves CMM-level accuracy when measuring components of any volume.

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The new and improved V-Probe with Smart Buttons and RFID-chipped stylus in use.
The new and improved V-Probe with Smart Buttons and RFID-chipped stylus in use.
(Source: API)

“The new and improved API V-Probe tactile measuring sensor provides the ability to perform accurate CMMstyle measurements directly on the production floor. Integrated with the API Radian Laser Tracker series, V-Probe significantly enhances the measuring capabilities and functionalities of traditional Laser Trackers.”, summarises Jan-Hendrick Lott, General Manager von API für die Region EMEA, on the performance of the new measuring sensor.

V-Probe is a wireless, hand-held, lightweight, tactile probe with easy hold grip that allows users to perform extended coordinate measuring functions by inspecting intricate internal and external features or part characteristics providing fast and accurate dimensional measurements.

Easy, error-free application through Smart Buttons for common software functions V-Probe offers more versatility than a portable arm CMM, greater accuracy, and consistent measurements making it inherently more suitable for medium and large parts. The RFID probe stylus recognition feature of the new V-Probe eliminates the need to manually select the probe stylus, ultimately removing potential for error. Additionally, Smart Buttons create a better user experience, minimising trips to the computer to select common functions which are now integrated in the probe. Dynamic tactile scanning capability provides instant coordinate feedback, and the integrated battery provides up to 8 hours of measurement activity. Styli lengths up to 500 mm with a variety of tip sizes can be accommodated.