Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has released new versions of its HP-S-X1 series of compact probes for tactile scanning. As well as featuring a new bearing system for better joint repeatability, HP-S-X1 range probes now accept longer horizontal styli for improved flexibility with no need to change modules.
Featuring small external dimensions and supporting stylus lengths of up to 225 mm, HP-S-X1 probes enable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) to take measurements of features deep inside a workpiece. Magnetic interfaces allow automated stylus changes, and they support all standard inspection modes including single-point contact measurement, self-centring measurement and continuous high-speed scanning, providing quick and precise data acquisition for all kinds of surface contours.
The HP-S-X1 range of tactile scanning probes includes the HP-S-X1C centrally-mounted version for high-stability in measurement and the HP-S-X1S and HP-S-X1H models, which offer the option to use an indexing probe head for better part accessibility. In the latest versions, the HP-S-X1C and HP-S-X1H models accept horizontal styli of up to 100 mm, while the HP-S-X1S can now take horizontal styli of up to 20 mm without changing modules. A standard interface allows all the probes to be used on Hexagon probe heads.
“The latest versions of the HP-S-X1 scanning probe have been redesigned to improve durability, and also allow better setup flexibility without the need to change modules,” explains Micha Neininger, Product Manager Sensors at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “Usually, to get this range of stylus configuration options, you would need a multiple-module system. With the HP-S-X1 range, users save the time it takes to change modules, so they are always able to apply the best configuration for the job, without compromise.”
The latest versions of the HP-S-X1 compact scanning probe range are available to order worldwide from today. More information is available through local Hexagon commercial operations and dealers.
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