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Mahr Federal’s MMQ 200 Formtester cylindricity measuring machine extends the capability of the MMQ Formtester line, and is tailored for measuring cylindricity and other deviations of form and position. Equipped with EasyForm version 3 Software, the machine is compact, fast, easy to learn and operate, and is at home in the metrology lab or on the shop floor, the company says. The software interface guides users through measurement setup and operation. The teach-in mode remembers steps taken and can combine steps to perform multi-feature measurements. As many as 32 measuring routines can be saved for automatic operation via function keys. For example, a roundness measurement can be taken with only two steps, the company says. Measurement results are displayed on the screen, including 3D representation with color or grid lines providing an interactive graphic preview. Results can be printed, saved in file formats such as PDF, or exported for analysis in other software packages. The machine can be used by operators in production areas where immediate measurements can help reduce scrap, save time and hold down production costs. Designed for measuring cylindricity through rotational table axis and vertical axis integration, the machine can also perform a range of ISO and/or ASME form checks, including roundness, straightness, flatness (from a polar trace), parallelism, concentricity, coaxiality, runout, total runout, taper, perpendicularity, angularity and angle sector (roundness, flatness, runout).
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