You may be unfamiliar with the term “optical shaft metrology.” But you’ve no doubt experienced the advantages of this technology. Traveling by car or airplane, for example. In fact, it might surprise you to learn that anytime you’ve used a machine with an electric motor, a turbo charger, fuel injection, precision bearings, transaxles or spindles, chances are good you’ve benefited from optical shaft metrology.
“Put simply, optical shaft metrology is a means of measuring components which are highly cylindrical in shape and which are usually designed to rotate—often at great speed,” says Scott Lukomski, director of metrology sales at Jenoptik, one of the leading developers of optical shaft metrology. “This is a vital step in the manufacture of cylindrical parts, especially when a high degree of accuracy is required.”