(Taylor Hobson: Leicester, England) -- Taylor Hobson, a global leader in ultraprecision measurement instrumentation, has introduced a metrology instrument that is able to perform three core measurements: roundness, form, and surface finish on a single platform. The all-new Talyrond 500 Series combines Taylor Hobson’s decades of experience in high-accuracy surface measurement instrumentation with its expertise in precision machining.
The Talyrond 500 offers a cost-effective solution for extremely accurate roundness, contour, and surface measurements that previously required three separate instruments, resulting in savings in both time and equipment outlays. In addition, the Talyrond 500 Series boasts an impressive measurement resolution of 0.3 nm.
The versatile Talyrond 500 Series uses rotary, vertical, and horizontal measuring datums to duplicate a machine tool’s movement to exactly reproduce the workpiece shape. This accurate simulation of a cutting tool path then allows for precise control of a manufacturing process.
The series is ideally suited for a wide range of high-accuracy measuring applications, including precision bearings, fuel injectors, crankshafts, and turbocharger parts. In addition, the series offers a comprehensive range of standard accessories along with a long list of specialized accessories to accommodate the most demanding applications.
The Talyrond 500 Series features a high-resolution gauge and low axis noise for linear or circumferential surface roughness measurement; frictionless air-bearing spindle and precision column for roundness, cylindricity, and straightness measurements; and a patented calibration technique for measuring radius, angle, height, length, and distance.
The instrument provides high productivity and error-free performance regardless of operator skill. It performs calibration, center, and level functions along with measuring routines automatically. These features, along with simplified teach-and-learn programming techniques, comprehensive user prompts, and on-screen instructions, combine for unparalleled ease of operation.
While traditional inspection methods are able to detect out-of-specification components, the Talyrond 500 is able to help users quickly rectify production issues that cause these inaccuracies. Deviations can be broken down into irregularities that have both frequency and amplitude. Harmonic analysis can identify these imperfections, allowing users to isolate and correct their cause.
Noise and vibration issues typically occur on components produced on machines with alignment, balance, or chatter problems. As the level of manufacturing precision increases, it has become more difficult to minimize these often subtle machine-tool effects. However, the Talyrond 500, with its frictionless air-bearing spindles and high-precision encoders, is perfectly suited for identifying and isolating high-frequency harmonics. A simple roundness measurement by the Talyrond 500 followed by harmonic analysis rapidly identifies these types of problems and provides information for their correction.