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Surface measuring systems from ACCRETECH

Surface measuring systems

Surface measuring systems for roughness and contour

Surfaces characteristics have a crucial impact on performance, lifespan, visual appearance and ultimately the quality of technical products. That’s why the measurement of surface roughness and quantification in the form of profile, roughness and waviness parameters is of vital importance to many components. In many industries, tolerances regarding surface parameters are narrowing – be it in the automotive industry, aerospace, medical or general mechanical sectors. Surface measurement systems can help to achieve the required quality requirements and tolerances.

Other developments:

  • A surface measurement system is no longer found only in the measuring room, but increasingly in the manufacturing environment as well, in order to take measurements directly on, or near to, the production line.
  • That’s why when it comes to measurement systems, for some applications, optical measuring instruments giving faster measuring results without touching the part, are seen more frequently
  • Surface testing instruments can also be mobile and therefore suitable for flexible use in manufacturing.
  • Today, 2D profile sections represent the state of the art when it comes to characterising surface roughness. More frequently, machines that can define the surface in 3D are used to get a more detailed surface characterisation.
  • Multi-sensor technology enables roughness and contour to be measured on one measuring instrument, even in a single pass.

The overview brochure including information about measuring technologies and the product range of ACCRETECH measuring systems for surface, form and contour can be downloaded for free.

The ACCRETECH product categories for surface measuring systems

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ACCRETECH offers a wide range of gauging instrument products that can be used for measuring surfaces of parts made from different materials. They meet various user requirements regarding resolution, precision, component size and application. Thanks to those surface measurement solutions, parts achieve higher quality and efficiency.

This begins with 2 families of pure roughness measuring instruments – The entry-level series HANDYSURF+ and the SURFCOM TOUCH series for higher end requirements, there are two portable surface testing instruments plus three families of CNC-controlled tabletop units available for the measuring room or production halls. With SURFCOM NEX 200, Opt-Scope and SURFCOM CREST, there are also a surface measuring instruments for combined roughness and contour measurements. And finally, ACCRETECH offer high-precision contour measuring systems for the measuring room such as SURFCOM NEX 040 and SURFCOM NEX 030.

The ACCRETECH product range for measuring surfaces includes physical and non-contact optical 2D and 3D gauging instruments. A modern system configuration allows for adjustments based on individual customer requirements and applications. With this broad portfolio of surface measurement systems, ACCRETECH offers solutions for all industries and a lot of materials.

This means the various models of the SURFCOM NEX measuring system can be configured with different measurement heads such as: White light non-contact sensor, roughness or contour probes or our patented hybrid probe (Roughness & Contour in a single pass) Furthermore, depending on the model, the surface measurement system can be automated for use in production – all the way up to connecting with robots or pallet feed systems. Measuring processes can be automated with the optional CNC positioning axis on the Surfcom NEX instruments for roughness and contour measuring.

ACCRETECH’s surface measuring systems run with the modern, extensive and user-friendly ACCTee evaluation software. They can be programmed with minimal programming training. They also have a modern user interface that provides various custom user interfaces for different levels of user groups. With this software, all data collected from surface measurement is saved and documented in a single system.

Measurement systems can be delivered with or without anti-vibration tables, and users can also take advantage of the latest in ergonomic design, helping with operator fatigue if high volume measurements are taking place.

Surface measurement with SURFCOM NEX series

A surface measuring system for every application.

Modular combinations for surface, contour or both.

The SURFCOM NEX series offers instruments for a variety of sensors, some of which can be combined, for roughness measurements, contour measurements or for both parameters. All of the SURFCOM models have 4 variables, Base Granite size, Column height, tracing driver length (100 or 200mm) and Detector type. Changing a sensor changes a surface measuring instrument to a contour measuring instrument or vice versa. Other sensors can also be easily swapped in, such as a hybrid sensor (Single pass Contour and Roughness) or white light sensor (Non-contact). The selection of the sensor and details is dependent on material and application.

The advantages:

  • Modular building block system that can be progressively added onto
  • Patented linear drive enables fast measurements with low vibrations and reduces the amount of maintenance needed
  • Can be combined with a variety of sensors: surface, contour, hybrid and white light sensor
  • Class-leading Hybrid Detector for Roughness and Contour measurements in one pass
  • Retrofittable 3D topography function
  • Optional rotary feeding for rotationally symmetric workpieces
  • Available axis can be expanded by CNC building block system combinations: Y-table, horizontal and vertical rotary table
  • Various layout options: Standard (SD2) and Deluxe (DX2) option with active vibration damping