Manufacturing a piston or an engine component often involves awkward geometric features, such as inner groves inside a bore or cavity.
Because they are part of a high tolerance system, the inner groove must still be gauged with a precise instrument. But noncontact sensors or pencil probes are impractical and space is limited.
Solartron specialty sensors such as Block Gauges provide the ability to check awkward dimensions accurately and repeatably, and with a lower cost than non-contact offerings.
Block Gauges have the probe mounted on the side of the base and is connected to a sliding top piece with robust, precision linear bearings. A top tool, tip holder, and tip can then be used to measure up inside a bore. With the optional pneumatic cylinder, the tip can then shuffle into a groove, and a measurement is taken.
- 2, 5, and 10mm ranges
- Up to 0.05% of reading accuracy, 0.25-micron repeatability
- Tip Holders with 20mm to 60mm length
- Right Angle Tip Adapter available
Orbit® 3 – The Total Measurement System from Solartron Metrology
The Solartron Orbit® 3 Digital Measurement System, in conjunction with Solartron’s wide range of transducers, including both contact (gauging probes) and non-contact linear measuring transducers, specialist transducers, and third party interfaces, provides a limitless set of measuring system solutions, with numerous different interfaces to computers and PLC’s, making Orbit® 3 completely flexible.