Tactile Surface Measurement

Tactile Surface Measurement Services

Are you looking for tactile surface measurement services? Roughness and waviness measurements with BMT’s tactile profilers provide detailed analysis of the topography of the surface. In addition to standard measurements, BMT performs:

  • Consulting and assistance for the specific measurement routine
  • Complete i.O. and n.i.O. analysis and customized reporting
  • Elaboration of a suitable measurement solution according to the measurement task

BMT’s measurement systems are versatile and adaptable to a wide range of applications as well as to various sample geometries. Our engineers work closely with your team to determine the best approach to analyze your samples.

Ideal Use of Tactile Surface Measurement

This type of measurements is suitable for:

  • Plates, flat or painted surfaces
  • Cylindrical shapes and bores
  • Gears
  • Sealing surfaces
  • 3D printed structures
  • Turned parts (lead measurement)

Strengths and Limitations

This type of measurement comports some strenghts and limitations.

  • Robust
  • Fast
  • Easy to use
  • Completely integrable
  • Analysis according to EN ISO 4287

Measurement Devices

MiniProfiler With or Without Camera for 2D Surface Analysis

  • Measuring range:  from ± 250 µm up to ± 1000 µm in z-direction
  • Resolution: 20 Bit à with a measuring range of 1000 µm that results to ca. 1 nm (30 nm of noise underlying)
  • Evaluation length: From 1,5 mm up to 70 mm different lengths are possible
  • Rt, Rv, Ry, Ra, Rmr, Rp, Rq, Rz, Rmax, Rk, Rpk, Rvk

Lead Measurement System

  • Analysis according to MBN 31007-7
  • Parameters:
    N -> Number of turns
    α -> Lead angle
    P -> pitch
    S -> period length
    D -> Average lead depth
    Q -> Average feed cross section
  • Analysis of non-homogeneous surface structure or wobble error

If a solution or device is not listed above, please contact us. We will do our best to provide you with a solution that meets your requirements.

Tactile Surface Measurement