MicroForm Roundness Gages
Quickly & Easily Measure Precision Geometric Forms with Unmatched Performance
The foundation of our MicroForm line of roundness gages is an ABTech designed and built precision air-bearing rotary table providing a stable, robust and maintenance-free reference axis with certified system accuracy better than 5 millionths of an inch (5m” or 0.125 mm).
Our powerful yet intuitive software simplifies navigation, and the touch screen interface displays the results in a straightforward and familiar way. Combined, these ease-of-use features allow operators of all skill levels to take exacting measurements on the shop floor or in the QC lab. Standard features also include auto-interrupt, harmonic analysis, polar and strip chart reports, and PDF printable reports.
MicroForm gages measure roundness, runout, flatness, concentricity (in and out of plane), parallelism, and perpendicularity. A unique analog-style TIR meter simplifies part alignment and provides a quick in-process shop floor check. They are deployed for a variety of manufacturing and quality functions including in-coming inspection for vendor compliance, in-process tolerance confirmation, manufacturing process control, and quality control.
All models let you rapidly switch from a face to a diameter feature or an ID to OD. The articulating arm and probe mount feature detents at 90 degrees for quick and stable movement so you will not waste time wrestling with locks or swivel joints.
Unique Large and Tall Part Capabilities
Main Screen with Analog Style TIR Meter
MicroForm’s intuitive software features two simple views that clearly layout access and navigation. On the left sidebar of the main screen, you will find all the form options are always visible. The analog-style TIR meter is large and easy to read. For the novice operators, on-screen “step by step” instructions are available. The touch screen allows quick navigation between main and results screens.
Results Screen with Polar Chart
The results screen and large polar chart are uncluttered and easy to read. You can quickly print or save a pdf file of the data. And to provide remote file storage and enterprise connectivity, each PC includes an Ethernet network card. Auto interrupt feature allows automatic exclusion of interrupted surfaces or easily edit out using our drag and exclude feature.
Harmonic Analysis Results
Features & Benefits
Air bearing rotary table providing ultra-smooth, repeatable and maintenance-free operation
Highly responsive lever-type probe with excellent linearity over the full travel
Real-time operating system with FPGA processing platform and signal conditioners eliminating resource conflicts typical with systems running on PC’s
Gage stands designed for precise, stable movement while optimizing ease of use
Standard tilt & center worktable to center and level parts to the bearing’s axis of rotation reducing eccentricity, increasing accuracy of results and reduces time and frustration during setup of the part for measurement
Intuitive navigation for shop floor use as well as full function analysis for quality control labs
Step-by-step instructions for novice operators without reducing efficiency for experienced users
Touch screen color monitor
Easily customizable outputs and display settings such as filter, plot scale, units, and analysis type
- Optional integrated motor drive
- Universal style gage stand on a T-slot base (replaces the articulating arm style)
- Second gage stand and probe with dual-probe software upgrade
- Vacuum worktable and controller to hold sensitive lightweight parts
safely and securely
- Various probe lengths, tip diameters and materials
- Welded steel base frames with vibration isolation leveling casters
- Electronics cart to house PC, monitor and MicroForm controller
- Precision centering fixtures, custom collets and part-specific fixtures
- Certified 2µ” round master test ball and cover for system accuracy verification
MicroForm Spec Sheet Table
|Radial & Axial|
|Tilt||< .2 arcsec or 1.0µ”/in (0.025µm/25mm)|
|Maximum Part Diameter|
|Maximum Part Height|
(OD probe access)
|Height to Worktable||41"|
|Axial Load Capacity||500 lbs|
|Air Bearing Diameter||8″|
|Tilt & Center Worktable Configuration|
with removeable plug
|Knob Adjustment Configuration||4 centering, 4 leveling at 90⁰|
|Gage Stand Configuration|
|Style||Mini Tower||Counterbalanced Tower|
|Quantity||Single (standard) & Dual Probe (option)|
|Metrology Controller||Independent electrical box contains “FPGA” based “real-time” operating system|
|PC||Windows OS desktop with 22 touchscreen|
|Product Dimension||36" W x 20" D x 92" T|
914 x 508 x 2337 mm
|77" W x 42" D x 106" T|
1956 x 1067 x 2692 mm
|90" W x 42" D x 106" T
2286 x 1067 x 2692 mm
|Product Weight||650 lbs|
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Thanks a lot for your help. Your rapid, informative correspondence was invaluable. Hopefully I won't be bothering you with any further questions, but it's good to know you're willing. (following remote technical support provided for system installed at the South Pole)Morgan HedgesPost-doctoral Research Associate
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