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New ‘Rock Steady’ Mobile Metrology Stand Provides Precision-Levelling For Critical Measurements

In response to evolving customer requirements, Brunson Instrument has redesigned its legacy heavy-duty metrology stand series.
Featuring a distinctive claw-foot tribrach base and large, 5” dual-wheel casters, the new Rock Steady™ line (Pat. Pending) will roll unimpeded over power cords, and smoothly traverse most floor tracks, thresholds, and uneven factory floors.

Precision-Levelling Ground Contact During Critical Measurements

“We listen carefully to our customers, and they spurred this re-design — the Rock Steady’s large casters and patented ‘hidden trivet’ design deliver a new level of mobility for heavy-duty metrology stands,” said Mark Meuret, Brunson’s Director of Engineering. The stand’s three trivets, which provide precision-levelling ground contact during critical measurements, nest in a recessed position between the dual-wheel casters when the wheels are engaged. This unique and innovative design effectively eliminates a source of potential floor contact and damage.

The stand’s three trivets provide precision-levelling ground contact during critical measurements

“The new Rock Steady stand of course required rigorous testing, ensuring we are meeting or exceeding the sturdiness required in metrology applications,” Meuret added. Dynamic product testing included a stability test for deflection, with the Rock Steady stands easily withstanding significant moment loads from the largest CMM arms. The stands were also tested with a wide variety of laser trackers to ensure they would effectively dampen instrument vibration. In addition, the stands were crash-tested to ensure worker safety and dynamic stability.

The re-designed Rock Steady stands represent the latest evolution of the Brunson line known previously as the ‘230’ series. Like its predecessor, the Rock Steady line features best-in-class metrology stability supporting a complete range of precision instruments, an air-cushioned telescoping tube to protect critical instruments, and unmatched durability and product quality.

Durability Over The Long Term

And, like all Brunson products, the new stand line was cycle tested to ensure durability over the long term. “We hear it all the time from our customers: a Brunson stand will last forever,” said Meuret, “and our demanding new-product testing is the main reason for this success over the long-term.”

Brunson offers a complete range of eight highly specialized heavy-duty stands in the new Rock Steady line, each meeting unique metrology applications. The eight configurations include four adjustable stands: the Rock Steady Tall, Medium, Short and Extra Short. The line also includes more modestly priced fixed stands with heights of 6”, 24”, 36” and 48” above the factory floor.

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