Measuring Roundness testing device for both the shop and inspection rooms
The unit is said to suit a wide range of quality control applications.
Ametek Taylor Hobson offers the Surtronic R-Series roundness and form tester for applications in the shop, but its accuracy makes it also suitable for inspection rooms, the company said.
The instruments are designed for measuring high-volume bearing parts which include raceway, ball, needle and roller bearings. They can also be used for a wide range of quality control applications in automotive, aerospace, optics and process control of grinding, turning, milling and honing, the supplier noted.
According to the manufacturer, the Surtronic R-Series uses a proprietary orientation mechanism that allows the operator to easily position a part for measurement in as little as 20 seconds, one third the time required for traditional instruments, and it can be used in demanding 24/7 operations. Throughput is further enhanced by the fact that there is no need to re-centre when measuring a series of similar parts by using the patented centring attachment, the company noted. Full ISO compliant measurements are said to be taken with ±25 µm accuracy and 6 µm gauge resolution.