Hexagon Metrology Miniature Infrared Touch Probe Can Access Tight Spaces

Originally titled 'Miniature Infrared Touch Probe Can Access Tight Spaces'

Designed to address the needs of miniature machining centers, Hexagon Metrology’s IRP40.50 infrared touch probe is well-suited for inspection in tight spaces.

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Designed to address the needs of miniature machining centers, Hexagon Metrology’s M&H IRP40.50 infrared touch probe is well-suited for inspection in tight spaces. The small, self-contained wireless CNC probe features a diameter of 25 mm, a length of 44.2 mm without shank and stylus, and a probing force of 0.7 N (XY), enabling measurement of small and delicate workpieces. With the shank and stylus included, the M&H IRP40.50 is slightly larger than a standard USB stick.

Typical applications for the probe include micro-manufacturing in the firearms, medical, dental, additive manufacturing and electronic industries, or virtually any manufacturing that involves small parts with complex geometries and tight tolerances, the company says. The stylus threading is M2 but enables probe cycles at speeds as fast as 2,000 mm/min. According to the company, even with its small profile, the M&H IRP40.50 has proven high data rate infrared transmission, guaranteeing that only the system’s own signals are processed, and disturbances caused by extraneous light are ignored.

The probe works with PC-DMIS NC-Gage v2.1 software, which is said to simplify CNC probe operations in easy-to-follow, user-friendly instructions.

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