The G25 gaging probe from Marposs is designed for contact scanning for pre- and post-process cycles on gear grinders and machining centers. The gage resembles a touch probe but offers the capability to perform both surface scanning and touch functions for workpiece positioning and measurement. The compact device was developed for The probe is available with either analog or digital output. gaging workpieces still fixtured in the machine, in case reworking is required.
When used for gear grinding, the gage identifies the workpiece’s location and tooth spacing to it with the grinding wheel prior to grinding. The same device is then used to scan the profile of the finished part in a continuous cycle. According to the company, the gaging probe provides measurement stability even at high speeds, reducing inspection time. The gage is also suited for use with non-round, ground workpieces for checking characteristics after grinding or verifying that a workpiece face is correctly oriented.
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