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Mahr Inc.


Measure Roughness Depth With Your Smartphone

MarSurf One app allows Android smartphones to control the surface measurement drive unit

Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 15:13

(Mahr Federal: Providence, RI) -- At IMTS 2012, Mahr Federal, a manufacturer and marketer of dimensional metrology equipment, unveiled a revolutionary way to measure surfaces. Mahr Federal introduced a new Android app that allows users to measure common surface roughness parameters using their smartphones and other Android operating system devices. The MarSurf One app interfaces via Bluetooth with a Mahr RD 18 drive unit and probe to measure the most popular roughness parameters, including Ra, Rz, Rmax, Rt, and Rq. Using multi-finger gestures, the resulting profiles can be zoomed for instant analysis, saved, converted to PDF files, synched, or emailed for display and analysis on other devices such as PCs.

“Using the MarSurf One app with your smartphone is a very inexpensive and extremely portable way to obtain surface roughness measuring capability,” says Pat Nugent, vice president of metrology systems for Mahr Federal. “The MarSurf One app requires an RD 18 drive unit and probe, of course, which come standard with MarSurf M 300 systems. However, by purchasing the RD 18 as a separate unit and using it with the MarSurf One app, the result is a total system that is less expensive than buying an M 300 system.”

The MarSurf One app can be downloaded from Google Play for Android. A free demo version is available for seven days, and the full, licensed version can be purchased via the “buy button” for automatic download. No operator training is required as operational elements follow typical and well-known Android user interface styles. Measure roughness parameters anytime, anywhere; zoom to analyze, or email results. The MarSurf One app uses a standard R-profile filter and measures in accordance with ISO 16610-21 (digital phase correct).

For more information, visit www.mahr.com.


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Mahr Inc. a member of the Mahr Group, manufactures and markets a complete range of dimensional measurement solutions from handheld and custom-made gauges to technically advanced measurement systems for form, contour, surface finish and length for the automotive, aerospace, medical products, electrical, plastics, and optical engineering industries. Mahr also provides calibration and contract measurement services. Mahr's calibration laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005, NVLAP Lab Code 200605-0. Mahr Group is headquartered in Göttingen, Germany. Mahr Inc. is headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island.