LVDT Pencil Probe verifies part measurements.

Press Release Summary:

Offering spring extend and pneumatic extend actuation types, KURTSmart PROBE™ outputs linear value over entire stroke of probe. Unit requires 5 V power for measurement operation and can run stand-alone, measuring and sorting parts based on feature size. Onboard input and output port supports triggering of measurement and action to be taken based on measurement result. With 5 LEDs, probe can be programmed to visually show operator if part is good (green), trending bad (yellow), or bad (red).

Original Press Release:

New KURTSmart PROBE(TM) LVDT Pencil Probe Outputs Linear Values over the Entire Stroke of the Probe

Minneapolis, Minnesota: For Quality Control and Quality Checks, the KURTSmart PROBE™ is an easy way to verify part measurement accurately and economically. KURTSmart PROBE combines the advantages of an LVDT with the accuracy of a linear scale at a fraction of the cost.

Kurt’s new generation of pencil probes provides two types of actuation (spring extend and pneumatic extend) for today’s gauging requirements. The KURTSmart PROBE is the easiest way to plug and gauge featuring an LVDT pencil probe design that outputs a linear value over the entire stroke of the probe. The probe requires just 5 volt power for measurement operation and can run stand-alone measuring and sorting parts based on feature size very quickly. An onboard input and output port supports the triggering of the measurement and action to be taken based on the measurement result.

The KURTSmart PROBE provides a measurement result without connection to a computer. With a set of five small LED’s on each side of the probe, the device can be programmed to visually show the operator if a part is good (green), trending bad (yellow) or bad (red).

The KURTSmart PROBE can also be used in computer stations or other devices that support a USB interface to provide complete and accurate measurement results to computer based data collection systems. Probe results can be mixed to provide complex GD&T data results.

The KURTSmart PROBE is factory calibrated over the entire working range of the probe. This allows user programming for any specific operation range by using Kurt’s KURTSmart PROBE configuration software. This application software is available on-line as a free download from Kurt’s website.

Additional KURTSmart PROBE features include: 14 bit precision accurate to 12 bits, pre-calibrated ensuring that all devices measure identically over the full stroke, on board dynamic scans (MAX, MIN, TIR, AVG), LED indicators have programmable scale to fit a tolerance range, indicators are visible from top or side mounted on both sides, on board I/O for stand-alone operation, nameable for consistent identification by the software, USB to COM port interface, compatible with standard USB hubs allowing multiple probes per system.

LVDT stroke lengths available: 2.0mm, 5.0mm, 10.0mm, 20mm spring and pneumatic extend models.

The KURTSmart PROBE is part of a complete line of precision custom gaging systems, SPC software and data collection technology available from Kurt Engineered Systems. The company designs and builds precision gage systems from simple bench top stations to multi-featured measuring machines to fit customer needs.

For more information about Kurt’s KURTSmart PROBE, call in USA or Canada 1-877-226-7823. Outside USA and Canada, call 1-763-574-8309. Email:  Visit

Kurt Manufacturing Company, Engineered Systems Division, 9445 East River Road NW, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55433. In USA, Fax 1-877-226-7828. Outside USA, Fax 1-612-623-3902.

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