Measuring surface roughness in-process

Blum-Novotest has developed a roughness measurement solution that also can be used in an automated cycle. The device is mounted in a regular tool holder and can be stored and called for similar to a regular cutting tool. 

Traditionally surface roughness is measured  outside the machine tool or manually by using a portable roughness measurement device. Either way, production comes to a hold. Within an automated production this method is no longer desired. Since long dimensional measurements can be performed in-process in an automated cycle. 

The Blum-Novotest roughness solution can also be used in an automated cycle. The device is mounted in a regular tool holder and can be stored and called for similar to a regular cutting tool. 

Roughness measurements can be done in-process. However, they should be seen as a way of monitoring the machining process, a step towards zero defect production, since they are not intended to replace the measurements done in a controlled environment.

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