June 13, 2013

Mitutoyo has introduced the new SURFTEST PROBE and SURFPAK-SP software, allowing surface roughness analysis on a Mitutoyo CNC CMM and eliminating the need for workpiece changeover to a second measurement device.

An auto-joint probe system allows probe changing automatically between touch trigger and/or scanning probes with the Mitutoyo SURFTEST PROBE, combining dimensional evaluation and surface finish analysis in a single operation. A PH10M or 10MQ articulating probe head allows access to features requiring rotation for surface roughness measurement.

The SURFTEST PROBE utilizes two well developed software packages integrated to provide a comprehensive solution. The modular design of Mitutoyo MCOSMOS coordinate measurement software, allows seamless integration of SURFPAK-SP software to perform surface roughness analysis while the Geopak module of MCOSMOS controls the SURFTEST PROBE movement and calibration functions.

Available detectors include: standard-type, deep groove, small hole, extra small hole and gear tooth surface. The CMM SURFTEST PROBE has multiple measurement ranges, and speeds.

Related Glossary Terms

  • calibration


    Checking measuring instruments and devices against a master set to ensure that, over time, they have remained dimensionally stable and nominally accurate.

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • modular design ( modular construction)

    modular design ( modular construction)

    Manufacturing of a product in subassemblies that permits fast and simple replacement of defective assemblies and tailoring of the product for different purposes. See interchangeable parts.