Martin Hawkins, Bowers’ group sales director, says: “We are delighted to be able to introduce the Trimos Tr-Scan 2D to the UK. Trimos has cleverly adopted a fresh perspective for contactless surface measurement with the Tr- Scan 2D. Its stable mechanism enables contactless measurements down to a few nanometres, and the simple optical coupling system allows for fast changes in measuring range. Add in a wide range of sensors and the Tr- Scan 2D is versatile enough to satisfy a variety of measurement needs, and simple enough for multiple operators.”

Driven by the Trimos measurement software Nanoware, the system allows any type of 2D mode measurement, while the integration of ‘vertical patching’ (stitching) enables it to comfortably exceed the measuring range of the sensor. Macros can be created in the software to enable an entirely automatic measurement with integration to component pallets from a production line environment. The software analysis program can produce log sheets that are used in accordance with current roughness standards, such as Ra, Rz, Rq etc. It is also possible to transform the profile into a contour analysis by using the contour option.