MMQ 200 Cylindricity Measuring Machine


Extending the capability of its innovative MMQ Formtester line, Mahr Federal has introduced a new model, the MMQ 200 Formtester, optimized for measuring cylindricity and other deviations of form and position. Equipped with Mahr's newest EasyForm Version 3 Software, the MMQ 200 is compact, fast, very easy to learn and operate, and is equally at home in the metrology lab or on the shop floor. "The MMQ 200 takes ease of use to a new level," said Pat Nugent, Vice President of Metrology Systems for Mahr Federal. "The unit can be operated either by touch screen or by a keypad built right into the machine base. Using EasyForm, no programming language is required for operation. Multi-feature measurement routines can be easily set up and saved, and measurement operations are fast and virtually automatic. Nothing else available combines the MMQ 200's measurement accuracy and sophistication with its speed and simplicity of operation." The intuitive user interface of the MMQ 200's EasyForm 3 Software guides users through measurement setup and operation. EasyForm's teach-in mode remembers every step taken and can easily combine steps to perform multi-feature measurements. Up to 32 measuring routines can be saved for automatic operation via function keys. For example, a roundness measurement can be taken with just two steps. Measurement results are immediately displayed on the screen, including 3D representation with color or grid lines providing an interactive graphic preview. Results can be printed, saved in file formats such as PDF, or exported for analysis in other software packages. This ease of operation makes the MMQ 200 ideal for use by machine operators right in production areas where immediate measurements can minimize scrap, save time, and reduce production costs. Optimized for the measure of cylindricity through rotational table axis and vertical axis integration, the MMQ 200 can also perform a full range of ISO and/or ASME form checks, including: roundness, straightness, flatness (from a polar trace), parallelism, concentricity, coaxiality, run-out, total run-out, taper, perpendicularity, angularity, and angle sector (roundness, flatness, run-out). Key features of the MMQ 200 include: three motorized axes, with both measuring axes (C and Z) optimized for high precision; computer and graphic-assisted test piece alignment on the manual tilting and centering table; universal T20W test probe with a 2 mm working range, stroke limitation, and mechanical probe zenith setting for high-precision measurements; EasyForm measuring, control and evaluation software; a Pentium-class PC using Windows XP Professional; and a 15" touch-screen monitor. Like the other members of the MMQ family, the MMQ 200 requires no outside air supply. The high-precision mechanical bearings used in the rotary table are more accurate than most air bearings and up to 70 times stiffer, making the system less susceptible to external forces such as vibration which is critical for operation in real world production environments.
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