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SFP2 surface finish probe for the REVO® system

The REVO® SFP2 makes surface finish inspection an integral part of your CMM measurement procedure.

Surface finish / surface roughness measurement

Surface finish measurement has traditionally involved the use of hand‑held sensors or has required for the part to be moved onto a dedicated measuring machine. The REVO multisensor system changes all this, making surface finish inspection an integral part of your CMM measurement and enabling you to switch between scanning and surface finish measurement. This unique capability allows the surface finish analysis to be fully integrated into a single measurement report.

Powered by 5-axis measurement technology, the SFP2's automated surface finish inspection offers significant time savings, reduced part handling and greater return on CMM investment.

REVO-2 SFP2 measuring engine block

The SFP2 system – features and benefits

The SFP2 system consists of a probe and a range of modules, which are automatically interchangeable with all other probe options available for REVO, providing the flexibility to easily select the optimum tool to inspect a wide range of features, all on one CMM platform. Data from multiple sensors is automatically referenced to a common datum.

  • Surface finish measurement is fully integrated with the standard CMM inspection program thanks to the automatic changing of the SFP2 probe and stylus holders using the MRS-2 rack and RCP TC-3 ports.
  • The SFP2 probe takes advantage of the infinite positioning and 5-axis movement capability of the REVO-2 head.
  • Access to the most difficult to reach features is provided by an integral probe C-axis, coupled with various tip geometries and a knuckle joint between module and holder.
SFP2 in aerospace
  • Technical features overview of SFP2 for the REVO® 5-axis multi-sensor system

Probe characteristics

  • SFP2 is a skidded probe with a 2 µm, 5 µm or 10 μm radius diamond stylus tip. The skid is held against the surface with a controlled force of approximately 0.2 N whilst the stylus tip force is as low as 0.003 N.
  • SFP2 can be used in bores as small as 5 mm (0.2 in) diameter.
  • Surface measurement capability: 6.3 μm to 0.05 μm (250 μin to 2 μin) Ra.
  • Output: Ra, RMS and raw data are returned from UCCserver to the metrology application client software using the I++ DME protocol. The raw data can subsequently be presented to specialist surface analysis software packages for further detailed reporting.
  • Sensor calibration involves measuring the surface finish of the surface finish calibration artefact (SFA) that is mounted on the MRS-2 rack. The calibration software automatically adjusts the probe output in accordance with the calibrate value of the artefact.
  • The SFP2 includes an integral motorised C-axis that enables surface finish measurements to be made at all required orientations around a part.

SFM probe modules

Specialised SFM module series have been designed to deliver unique access capabilities for the most demanding industrial metrology applications.

Each series of modules has unique design features and optimal use: from the general-purpose A-series designed to deliver high performance in engine block gasket face measurement and lateral scanning of crankshaft bearing journals, to the specialised E-series featuring a two-part skid with a central stylus, ideal for short scans on small bores deep within the workpiece, as in the case of automatic transmission valve bodies.

Each module has a unique geometry as well as a knuckle joint that allows the angle between the SFH surface finish holder and the SFM surface finish module to be chosen within a range of 180°, using the MST module setting tool.

Surface finish modules - SFM-A1 and SFM-A2
SFM-E2 surface finish module

Extended warranty

For peace of mind a 3-year warranty is available for your new CMM products during the first 3 months from purchase. Contact your vendor.

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