Revolutionary CNC 4-axis contour and roughness measuring device launched by IMTS


IMTS’s T4HD sets new standards and solves a lot of problems

Auto calibration as standard

IMTS02Problem:  A reliable quality assurance system requires regular calibrations. Especially with contour and roughness measuring devices requiring manual calibration, this is often postponed. The reason: concern about the time required and operating errors in the  calibration process. The T4HD with standard auto calibration eliminates the delayed consequences of incorrect operation.

3-D evaluation software
Problem: The 2-D evaluation software you have used up until now cannot process undercuts or rotate measurement series? With its flexible 3-D evaluation software, the T4HD enables automated, reproducible contour and roughness tests even on turned, undercut and  topographically scanned contours and saves you unnecessary head-turning.

Automatic zenith search

IMTS05Problem: A manual zenith search on a calibrating ball or a test piece is a difficult to reproduce activity. A manual zenith search is always subject to user influences. The T4HD with automatic zenith search saves you the delayed consequences of a measurement outside the ideal track.

Impossible-to-confuse USB probe arms

IMTS03Problem: CNC measuring programs are indispensable in production measurement. Are you sure that the right probe was selected from a list of similar probes prior to the measuring sequence ? The T4HD with impossible-to-confuse USB probe arms prevents probe damage and measuring errors due to incorrectly selected or calibrated probes.

Slim Z-column

IMTS04Problem: Contour and roughness measuring devices with a solid Z-column can prevent an unobstructed view of the drillings and test pieces during the teach-in phase of the measuring programs. Longer test pieces, such as shafts or ball screws, must often be shortened for the measurement in order to avoid collisions with the measuring device. The T4HD with its slim Z-column also easily permits measurements of longer test pieces and provides an unobstructed view of drillings and the measurement assembly.

Motorized 3-D measuring device design

IMTS06Problem: Double-sided scanning 2-axis contour measuring devices generally violate the stylus principle with unavoidable 3-D alignment errors from the upper to the lower probe tip. Contour measuring devices with manually operated lateral adjustment cannot provide error compensation here. The T4HD with 3-D error compensation enables the stylus principle even with double-sided CNC measurements.

24“ 16:9 full HD monitor
Eliminate the need for tedious work on small 4:3 monitors and see extremely fine details on the 24“ 16:9 full HD monitor of the T4HD.

Standard-compliant roughness measurement

IMTS08Problem: Due to their unstable advance, stepper motor drives cause a broad range  of resonances and vibrations in contour measuring devices. Especially roughness measurements can suffer a loss in quality and may have to be loaded with non-standardised and therefore excessively high tracking forces in order not to loose the probe contact to the test piece. The T4HD, with its super-silent, low resonance X and Z-drive, guarantees standard-compliant roughness measurement.

Speed-optimized CNC repeat measurements

IMTS07Problem: CNC measuring programs are often stored in the PC via teach-in processes. Running these programs can waste a great deal of time in the measuring sequence. For a fast measuring program, it is often necessary to run a very large number of teach-in attempts. Relax while teaching in the T4HD and you will immediately save time with speed-optimized CNC repeat measurements.

Permanently stable probe force switching
Problem: Servo-driven probe force switching is subject to wear and must be replaced at different intervals depending on the degree of utilization. With its permanently stable, servo-free probe force switching, the T4HD eliminates high maintenance costs.

Auto calibration
Problem: Necessary probe tip checks under a microscope. With its auto calibration function, the T4HD always provides you with a visualization of its probe tips.

Form-fitting HD probe tips
Problem: Probe tips mounted twisted can result in measuring errors. If necessary, you can change the form-fitting HD probe tips of the T4HD with a click without tools or even dangerous adhesive.

High definition metrology:
– Contour and roughness measuring with highest accuracy in the range of 200 x 20mm (X, Z) and 20 mm (Y)
– Optimized for production measurement
– Auto calibration as standard feature
– Impossible-to-confuse USB probe arms
– Automatic zenith search in X and Y direction
– Unobstructed view to drillings and measurement assembly
– 3D error compensation for double probe-tip measurements
– Durable and servo-free probe force switching
– 3D evaluation software for contour and roughness
– Speed-optimized repeated CNC measurements
– USB 4-axis CNC control for maximum flexibility of PC applications
– Form-fitting HD probe tips
– Probe-tip visualization
– 24“16:9 full HD monitor
– Expansion port as standard for optional 4th CNC axis
– High measurement resolution and accuracy
– Very easy to operate for the user
– Wide range of possibilities for administrators and qualified personnel
– Roughness measurement according to the standards with super-silent, low-resonance X and Z drive, according to DIN EN ISO 4287:2010-07, DIN EN ISO 4288:1998-04, DIN EN ISO 11562:1998-09, DIN EN ISO 13565-1:1998-04, DIN EN ISO 13565-2:1998-04
– 3D CNC axes X/Y/Z as standard
– Up to 100 multi contour measurements in one 4-axis CNC sequence
– T4HD enables optional mobile battery operation with laptop connection
– Flexible evaluation software for atomized, reproducible contour and roughness measurements even with rotated parts
– Dimensions: 592 x 492 x 220 mm (W x H x D)
– Weight: 45 kg
– Table load capacity: 25 kg


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