Jenoptik W10 Versatile Mobile Surface Measurement for the Production Line

Originally titled 'Versatile Mobile Surface Measurement for the Production Line'

Light and compact in design, with long-lasting battery power, the Jenoptik W10 mobile surface roughness measuring system is suited for measurements on the production line or machining cell.

Light and compact in design, with long-lasting battery power, the Jenoptik W10 mobile surface roughness measuring system is suited for measurements on the production line or machining cell.

Operation is said to be intuitive through the graphic user interface. It takes more than 800 measurements with one battery charge. Measuring results may be quickly printed out on the optional printer—wirelessly via Bluetooth technology.

Capable of checking more than 40 roughness and waviness parameters using an array of probes and accessories, the W10 can match the performance of more expensive stationary systems with its accuracy and precision, the company says.

The Jenoptik W10 is designed so the device easily fits into the user’s hand, making it simple to precisely position on the workpiece. The wireless device can be used for transverse probing, overhead measurement, mobile measurement on small shafts, perpendicular measurement and is equipped with tripod legs to adapt to small workpiece height. An integrated V-groove securely positions small shaft-type parts on the unit for measuring.

The W10 is capable of tracking eight separate measurement programs, including one for device verification, up to 100 separate profiles, with a total storage capacity of as much as 10,000 completed measurements.

The integrated click wheel allows the operator to intuitively select device functions, in conjunction with the large color display with graphic interface. The roughness probes and measuring instrument electronics are calibrated independently from each other at the factory. This eliminates the need to make regular adjustments to the amplification or to recalibrate—an advantage for everyday measuring.

The extendable tripod legs can be used to adjust the measuring instrument to the height of small workpieces. This allows such measuring applications to be implemented without an additional means of holding.

The support prism centers workpieces like small shafts from 10-mm diameter reliably on the correct measuring position and protects the probe for measurements in bores from 12-mm diameter.

The contact to the workpiece is made by precisely polished sup­port shafts. This guarantees permanent, stable workpiece support, the company says. A height measuring stand can turn the W5 in a complete measuring station for tasks that require precise positioning.

The colored display of the measurement results depending on the tolerance evaluation allows the measurement results to be assessed at a glance. The transparent probe cover combined with the measure­ment position lighting makes the exact measurement positi­on of the roughness probe very easy to see. This makes the positioning of the measurement easier.

All the necessary functions are covered with just one USB port. With Turbo Datawave software the measurement results from the W5 can be transferred into an Excel spreadsheet on a PC for further processing and documentation. The thermal printer built into the W10 documents the measurement results on the spot, using Bluetooth without awkward cables. The roughness measuring instrument remains mobile, even if the measurements need to be documented. 

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