Length gauge for in-process measurement

The Heidenhain-Specto ST 3087 RC length gauge is particularly well suited for applications under harsh conditions, e.g. in metal-cutting production areas. It has a special protection for its sensitive measuring technology. For example, measuring processes with a maximum deviation of ±1 μm at a measuring range of 30 mm can take place directly in the production process, instead of removing them to quality islands or laboratories. This saves time and money through significantly reduced time, cost and transportation.
The optical scanning provides high-accurate position values with a maximum error of ±1 μm over a 30 mm measuring range. Thanks to its stroke of 30 mm and its high accuracy over its entire measuring range, it can measure diverse components from the same fixture. In addition, the optical scanning together with the ball guide also permits consistent repeatability when scanning oblique surfaces. The cycle time for measurements is below 1.5 s.
An important component of accurate manufacturing is and has always been well functioning measuring technology. However, up to now it has often been isolated to quality islands or labs rather than fully integrated into the ongoing process. The new Heidenhain-Specto ST 3087 RC increases productivity and efficiency particularly in those applications where for reasons of time or accuracy it is not possible to clamp the workpiece on a separate device to inspect the machining process. Instead, it integrates the highly accurate measuring process directly into the production process. Time-consuming test steps away from the machine tool can be omitted.