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Height Checking Needles and Sharp Edges

For medical manufacturers, precisely measuring the height of a needle or a sharp edge is often critical to product quality and function.

However, accurately measuring the height of a needle or a sharp edge can be problematic. Non-contact sensors, such as 2D or imaging sensors, find it difficult to identify the absolute tip of a needle or sharp edge. This deficiency can have a potentially negative impact on product quality and performance.

Solartron Metrology offer an accurate, low-cost solution – Feather Touch and Ultra-Feather Touch probes.

Solartron Metrology Feather touch and Ultra-feather touch probes provide clear advantages over other technologies. These highly precise, repeatable measurement sensors have low-tip forces down to 0.05N that can measure delicate surfaces with sub-micron accuracy in some cases. They are easy to set up and integrate with existing systems and offer higher repeatability and less sensitivity to the environments in which they are used.

The advantages of Feather touch and Ultra-feather touch probes can be further optimized when used with the Solartron Orbit3® Digital Measurement System. The system is a digital, modular network built for easy data collection and analysis via a PC, PLC or existing in-house network.