Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence says the new versions of its HP-S-X1 series of compact probes feature a new bearing system for better joint repeatability and will now accept longer horizontal styli for improved flexibility.
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has released enhanced versions of its HP-S-X1 series of probes for tactile scanning. As well as featuring a newly developed bearing system for better joint repeatability, the HP-S-X1 range probes now accept longer horizontal styli for improved flexibility with no need to change modules.
The HP-S-X1 range includes the HP-S-X1C centrally-mounted model for high stability measurement, and the HP-S-X1S and HP-S-X1H variants that offer the option to use an indexing probe head for better part accessibility.
In the latest versions, the HP-S-X1C and HP-S-X1H models accept horizontal styli of up to 100mm, while the HP-S-X1S can now take horizontal styli of up to 20mm. A standard interface allows all of the probes to be used on Hexagon probe heads.
Featuring small external dimensions and supporting stylus lengths of up to 225mm, HP-S-X1 probes enable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) to take measurements of features deep inside a workpiece, claims the company.
Magnetic interfaces allow automated stylus changes, and they support all standard inspection modes including single-point contact measurement, self-centring measurement and continuous high-speed scanning, offering data acquisition for all kinds of surface contours.
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