Form Measuring Machine also performs surface finish measurements.

Press Release Summary:

MMQ 200 Surface Finish option, available for MarForm MMQ 200 Formtester, measures surface finish parameters according to ISO, ASME, and JIS standards. Able to sample data with spacing down to 0.5 microns, option uses skidded diamond tipped PHT stylus and MarWin-based surface finish software. Stylus is mounted opposite ruby-tipped form probe on motorized T7W probe head. MMQ 200 automatically swivels probe to apply diamond stylus, and changes from horizontal to vertical measurement as needed.

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Mahr Federal Introduces Surface Roughness Measurement Option for MarForm MMQ 200

-- Provides multi-parameter surface finish data according to ISO, ASME and JIS Standards

-- Reduces set-up time and testing costs by doing form and surface in single measurement

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mahr Federal has introduced a new option package for their well-known MarForm MMQ 200 Formtester which provides the measurement of surface finish parameters according to accepted ISO, ASME, and JIS standards. With the combined hardware/software MMQ 200 Surface Finish option, operators will benefit from reduced set-up and measurement cycle time, and reduced cost by needing only a single piece of equipment for both form and surface measurements.

"The key to providing accurate surface finish data with a form machine is high resolution and low residual noise," said Pat Nugent, Vice President Metrology Systems for Mahr Federal. "Unlike many form measurement machines that are designed to measure longer wavelengths and allow 5-10 microns between data points, the controller for the MMQ 200 was designed with roughness measurements in mind. It can sample data with spacing down to 0.5 microns, well within accepted international standards for roughness measurement."

The roughness option package for the MMQ 200 utilizes the same skidded diamond tipped PHT stylus as is used on Mahr Federal's PS1 and M300 surface finish machines, and the same MarWin-based surface finish software as the MarSurf® XR 20. The stylus is mounted opposite the ruby-tipped form probe on the MMQ 200's motorized T7W probe head. The MMQ 200 automatically swivels the probe to apply the diamond stylus, and changes from horizontal to vertical measurement as needed, utilizing standard surface finish parameter cut-off lengths. A skidless probe measuring option is also available.

Optimized for measuring cylindricity and other deviations of form and position, the MMQ 200 Formtester comes standard with Mahr's newest EasyForm® Version 3 Software. The MMQ 200 is compact, fast, very easy to learn and operate, and is equally at home in the metrology lab or on the shop floor. The new hardware/software package for surface roughness measurement is available as an option and also includes Mahr's Advanced Form® Software for creating automated solutions for even the most demanding applications.

This ease of operation makes the MMQ 200 ideal for use by machine operators right in production areas where immediate measurements can minimize scrap, save time, and reduce production costs. Optimized for the measure of cylindricity through rotational table axis and vertical axis integration, the MMQ 200 can also perform a full range of ISO and/or ASME form checks, including: roundness, straightness, flatness (from a polar trace), parallelism, concentricity, coaxiality, run-out, total run-out, taper, perpendicularity, angularity, and angle sector (roundness, flatness, run-out).

Said Nugent, "For many applications, the ability to take surface and form measurements with a single set-up can reduce costs and speed the overall measurement process without sacrificing measurement quality."

Mahr Federal Inc., a member of the Mahr Group, is known worldwide for its expertise in providing dimensional measurement solutions. The ISO 9001:2000-certified company is headquartered in Providence, RI, and manufactures and markets a wide variety of dimensional metrology products. Mahr Federal's calibration system is accredited to ISO 17025 NVLAP Lab Code 200605-0.

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