Mahr’s MarSurf XR 1 surface measuring system is designed to bridge the gap between portable measuring devices and larger PC-based systems. The system combines the skidded and skidless drive units of the company’s portable M-series instruments with its PC-based MarWin evaluation software. The surface measuring system is said to comply with all International Standards and offers a variety of evaluation methods, extensive documentation, a large storage capacity, data export and import, and networking. The MarSurf XR 1 is available with a range of probes, options and accessories for flexible configuration.
The system is can be used in the measurement lab or on the shop floor, and it provides more than 80 parameters for R, P and W profiles, according to current DIN, ISO, JIS, ASME and MOTIF standards. The surface measuring system can utilize both the MarSurf RD 18 drive unit with skidded probe and the MarSurf SD 26 drive unit with skidless probe, and virtually any number of drive units can be connected to the evaluation unit via Bluetooth or cable. Measuring units can be used alone in different orientations, in combination with various accessories, or mounted on measuring stands. Measurements can be initiated by touchscreen on a PC or manually on the drive units.
The drive unit can take measurements in virtually any position, and the prismatic-shaped bottom can act as a Vee block for positioning small parts. Accessories can be attached in the undercarriage via threaded sockets, and rechargeable batteries provide capacity for approximately 1,000 measurements before recharging, the company says.
The system is equipped with a basic version of the MarWin software, which includes measuring station view, automatic user login; Export ASCII; and Measuring Assistant Level 1 for setup of measurement conditions.