WRSP60 Checks Part Profiles in Real Time

Originally titled 'Scanning Proves Check Part Profiles in Real Time'

Marposs' WRSP60 high-accuracy scanning probes can check part profiles directly on machines in real time.

Marposs announces the WRSP60 high-accuracy scanning probes for checking part profiles directly on machines in real time. Parts can now be checked for defects without being transferred to a measurement lab, eliminating the need to reload and reposition the part for necessary reworking. The probes are used to check the quality of the part profile, compensate for part misalignment, perform surface deformation checks, perform comparisons, check the runout and enable the “touch” necessary for positioning the part.

The system transmits the data via radio to a WRI receiver, using a communication protocol that is said to reduce power consumption and the chance for interference. The data is collected, analyzed and displayed using a software package. The probe also features a multi-channel system that enables the same receiver to manage as many as 12 systems sequentially. These scanning probes have a transmission range of 15 m, making them well-suited for large machines. They provide measurement performance on 3D surfaces with repeatability within 0.4 micrometers and a life of 80 hours of continuous operation, according to the company.