The machining of large, heavy and complex workpieces poses significant challenges for measuring systems.
With a measuring probe, digital measurements and analogue scanning processes can be carried out directly on the machine. Analogue measurements are especially useful for the evaluation of surfaces or contours (e.g. checking of the surface of a workpiece for machining errors). With a switching digital probe, on the other hand, a large number of points would need to be measured in such cases to ensure that adequate resolution is achieved.
Features such as fully-automated roundness, run-out and axial run-out measurements will be available by use of this scanning measuring probe.