2/20/2018

Surface Roughness Gage for High-Production Shops

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018: Blum-Novotest will present its TC64-RG surface roughness gage enabling automatic testing of workpiece surfaces in machine tools.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Blum-Novotest will present its TC64-RG surface roughness gage enabling automatic testing of workpiece surfaces in machine tools. The product is designed to achieve automated, machine-internal measurement of surface quality, especially for customers in the high-production, serial manufacturing sector, which demands short measurement times along with reliability and precision. 

Based on Blum’s Digilog technology, the company’s engineers developed the new TC64-RG to be fully suitable for use in machine tools, resistant to coolants and built with IP68 protection. It performs measurements at high speed, according to the company. Standard milled, turned or ground surfaces can be tested with μm precision in just a few seconds and then analyzed in terms of the roughness parameters Ra, Rz and Rmax. The detected roughness values can either be documented for later use, output as a status value or displayed via the GUI.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Software Speeds Inspection Documentation

    InspectionXpert software from Extensible CAD Technologies has standardized and automated this manufacturer’s process for ballooning drawings and generating inspection reports.

  • Composites Machining for the F-35

    Lockheed Martin’s precision machining of composite skin sections for the F-35 provides part of the reason why this plane saves money for U.S. taxpayers. That machining makes the plane compelling in ways that have led other countries to take up some of the cost. Here is a look at a high-value, highly engineered machining process for the Joint Strike Fighter aircraft.

  • Predictive Maintenance And Machine Tool Calibration Techniques

    Here are some of the tools and techniques for making sure machine tools stay at peak performance levels.

Resources