Mitutoyo introduced the new Surftest Probe and SurfPak-SP software allowing surface roughness analysis on a Mitutoyo CNC CMM and eliminating the need for workpiece changeover to a second measurement device. An auto-joint probe system allows probe changing automatically between touch trigger and/or scanning probes with the Mitutoyo Surftest Probe, combining dimensional evaluation and surface finish analysis in a single operation. A PH10M or 10MQ articulating probe head allows access to features requiring rotation for surface roughness measurement.
The Surftest Probe utilizes two well developed software packages integrated to provide a comprehensive solution. The modular design of Mitutoyo MCOSMOS coordinate measurement software, allows seamless integration of SurfPak-SP software to perform surface roughness analysis while the Geopak module of MCOSMOS controls the Surftest Probe movement and calibration functions. Available detectors include: standard-type, deep groove, small hole, extra small hole and gear tooth surface. The CMM Surftest Probe has multiple measurement ranges, and speeds.