ZEISS ROTOS CMM Roughness Sensor Increases Measuring Efficiency

The new ZEISS ROTOS roughness sensor enables the use of coordinate measuring machines to completely inspect surface waviness and roughness, even on complex work-pieces, and all in a single measurement program without any part re-clamping. This cutting-edge innovation simplifies and speeds up the measurement of all surface parameters from the part drawing in a single measurement set-up.

The ZEISS ROTOS sensor makes it is possible to check the size, form and location tolerances together with the roughness parameters on a single machine. Instead of requiring separate stylus instruments to capture more significant form deviations, these can now be performed on ZEISS PRISMO and ZEISS CenterMax Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). The sensor can easily be exchanged as needed using an interface on the CMM probe. Depending on the measuring machine and the particular stylus, users can capture Ra roughness values of up to 0.03 µm with the new sensor.

The innovative ZEISS ROTOS design enables the inspection of almost all work-piece characteristics. Three rotatable, multiple stylus arms, makes it possible to measure deep bore holes and difficult to reach surfaces; overhead measurements are also not a problem for the ZEISS ROTOS. New features include skidless styli intended for measuring roughness and waviness on sealing faces. Programming the surface parameters is quick and easy as ZEISS ROTOS is fully integrated in the Zeiss CALYPSO measuring software with surface roughness analyzed and visualized in a customized, professional display together with size, form and location in ZEISS PiWeb reporting software.

Zeiss CMM users can benefit from no longer having to invest in separate systems for at-line roughness measurements and gains in productivity since parts can be inspected in a single set-up eliminated part transportation between roughness measurement systems and CMMs making measuring processes faster, more reliable, more flexible and more efficient.

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