MicroForm™ Software for Precision Measurement

Our Familiar and Straightforward Interface

  • Increases productivity,
  • Streamlines training, and
  • Offers the highest degree of operator flexibility

The hardware platform is critical is ensure accuracy and durability, but it’s the software that separates a functional gage from a truly usable and productive one. For the shop floor, the software that comes with every MicroForm gage offers a familiar and intuitive navigation. And for the quality control lab, it provides full function analysis.

Operators of Every Skill Level Can Use Our Gages

We understand the challenges companies face in finding qualified operators. Many competitive products are so complex that they force companies to assign highly skilled personnel as operators. With the industry’s on-going skills shortage, this can result in gages going underutilized or unused altogether. In response, a primary design goal of our software was for it to be quickly assimilated by operators at all levels, allowing flexibility and productivity right out of the box.

Full Functionality Made Easy

All the most common form measurements are included; covering roundness, flatness, concentricity (in and out of plane), parallelism and perpendicularity. Our unique RunOut feature displays both digital and analog versions of your part’s runout. It captures the max and min values along with their respective angular locations, and calculates the total runout. This versatile feature is ideal for quick in-process checks or to align parts for more detailed form measurements.

Need to measure parts with keyways or bored holes? MicroForm allows user to define parameters that will automatically remove interruptions in a surface from measurements. You also have the option to manually edit out individual segments by using our easy drag and drop feature on the results plot.

Results screen showing interrupted surfaces

Want to analyze the frequency of undulations in your part to identify machining or grinding issues? Just activate MicroForm’s Harmonic Analysis feature to display a bar graph of all frequencies and their amplitudes on the same page as your form measurement results.

Results screen with polar plot, harmonic analysis and measurement results

Dual Probes Speed Throughput

To further speed the measurement process, all MicroForm gages offer a dual probe option. The ability to check part alignment and/or runout of two surfaces at the same time dramatically improves throughput. And you have a choice of display views: individual probe or sum/differential display. Concentricity, parallelism and perpendicularity measurements requiring reference datums can also be performed simultaneously.

Main screen with dual probe configuration

Interface Maximized for Both the Novice and Experienced User

To simplify and accelerate the training process, on screen “step-by-step” instructions are available to assist the novice operator through each measurement in a way that doesn’t reduce the efficiency of experienced users.

MicroForm Software – Configuration Screen

To meet your particular needs, the software has built in customizable displays and output options. User selectable scale resolutions and SAE or metric units offer full flexibility for all of your part requirements. Add a part number and comments to capture all the details pertinent to the measurement, then display or print the results. You can even add your company logo or contact information to the results document for a professional final touch.

For statistical process control (SPC) and traceability, results and graphical charts can quickly be saved, printed, converted to PDF, or exported using the available Ethernet network connection.

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
Princeton University
Made in the U.S.A.

Every product we sell exemplifies our company-wide commitment to "Pride in Precision" craftsmanship. To that end, all of our products are designed, manufactured, and tested exclusively by ABTech at our New Hampshire facility.

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