Non-contact Scanning Probe
Jul 2014Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., July 15, 2014 — The HP-O Probe from Hexagon Metrology is a non-contact optical scanning probe that delivers force-free measurements on deformable parts and surfaces.
The device is based on frequency-modulated, interferometric optical distance measurement and is not affected by ambient light. It has a measurement range of up to 20 mm and repeatability of under 0.3 µm and has an acceptance angle of &plusmin;30 °. The probe can measure difficult-to-access features at a scanning speed of 1,000 points per second for rapid throughput.
The probe can be used to inspect metallic or sensitive part surfaces with mirror-like or polished finishes, eliminating the need to spray a part’s surface or measure blisks, blades, gear profiles and flank lines.