Part Measurement System Expands Connectivity
IMTS 2018: Beta LaserMike’s Z-Mike Pro off-line part measurement system for metrology applications is designed for Industry 4.0.
Beta LaserMike’s Z-Mike Pro, from NDC Technologies, is an off-line part measurement system for metrology applications. It has sleek, modern styling and is designed for Industry 4.0, with expanded connectivity, communication and control capabilities.
The gage provides ±0.5-μm accuracy and ±0.13-μm repeatability for dimensional measurements of outer diameter, ovality, taper, total indicator reading (TIR), runout and effective cutting diameter. It offers versatility for measurement applications such as rubber rollers, fluted cutting tools, plug and pin gage calibration, shafts, pistons, crankshafts, camshafts, motor shafts, glass tubes, fuel injectors, valves, computer components, and other applications.
The gage does not require recalibration or centering of the object to be measured. It is designed for precision over the entire measurement range, with measurements being traceable to national standards. The gage is available in two models to measure products ranging to 50 mm. Ethernet and USB connectivity simplifies integration into centralized production networks and other devices. A line of ready-to-mount modular fixtures are available.
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