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 or general mechanical sectors.
- A surface measuring system is no longer found only in the measuring room, but increasingly needed in manufacturing as well in order to take measurements right on the production line.
- That’s why in addition to traditional, physical instruments, optical measuring instruments that can be operated much more quickly and without touching are seeing more frequent use.
- Surface testing instruments are also 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.