Automated measurement solutions increase efficiency in quality assurance

Schnelles und produktives Messen von Werkstücken: vollautomatisierter Messplatz von Mahr.

Fast and productive measurement of workpieces:
fully automated measuring station from Mahr.


Automation is the trend in quality assurance: it speeds up and simplifies the measurement and testing of workpieces and makes the measurement results more reliable at the same time. Mahr offers "Automated Solutions" – from manual to semi-automatic and fully automated measuring stations.


Automated measurement of workpieces ensures faster inspection processes, shorter set-up times and reduces the influence of the machine operator. Mahr offers measuring systems with various degrees of automation – from sample testing up to 100 percent control in inline production of workpieces. Three examples of different automation:


Manual measuring station with support for workpiece positioning

With the measuring system "manually guided positioning table", Mahr offers a measuring station for large workpieces such as cylinder heads or cylinder blocks with weights up to 130 kg. The measuring station is characterized by the flexible use of different drive units from the field of contour and roughness measurement. The measuring station supports the operator by means of a large air-bearing displacement and positioning carriage in order to position heavy workpieces simply and quickly, but very precisely and finely. The manually guided measuring station facilitates and accelerates work in quality assurance.

Semi-automatic measuring station with automatic positioning axes

Semi-automated measuring stations accelerate measuring processes and increase measurement reliability. With the high-end measuring system MarSurf LD 130, the roughness of tooth flanks or tooth gaps can be measured more efficiently. The operator inserts the gear by hand and with the help of the probe searches for the tooth gap as the starting point of the measurement. The operator then starts the respective measuring program for that gear. It then runs automatically, minimizing the influence of the operator.

Fully automated measuring station without operator intervention

Fully automated measuring stations from Mahr recognize and measure workpieces completely independently, highly precisely, fast and highly productively. The measuring system concept of a CNC measuring station with MarSurf LD 130 highly accurately checks the roughness and contour of small workpieces – valve needles and nozzle bodies but also spindle measurements of steering rods and steering nuts. The measurement takes place at the push of a button completely automated, independent of the user and is therefore very reliable. The "pallet measurement" option also allows several identical workpieces to be inspected without operator intervention. An automated change of probe arms as well as loading and unloading of the workpieces by means of robots is also feasible. With the measured data, closed-loop control of the production machines is also possible or an adaptation of the production when tolerances are exceeded.


Mahr offers proven standard measuring stations as well as individual customer solutions for automated measurement solutions.


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