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Renishaw Zeiss CMM Probe Calibration Datum Sphere Calibration Standard Warranty A-1034-0026

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Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. 




Country of Manufacture:   UNITED KINGDOM



MPN:  A-1034-0026




Renishaw Zeiss CMM Probe Calibration Datum Sphere Calibration Standard Warranty

Used in Box Renishaw One Inch Datum Sphere Calibration Standard on Adjustable Stand and Mounting Stud with Warranty.

This standard can be used for calibration of Renishaw, Tesa, Leitz and Zeiss probes.

Datum sphere

A range of spheres for probe qualification, mounted on a stem that can be adjusted for a wide range of qualification angles.

Datum sphere 

About datum spheres

Datum sphere adjustmentThe spheres are made from hard-wearing tungsten carbide and are available in five different diameters:

  • 12 mm
  • 19 mm
  • 25 mm
  • 3/4 in
  • 1 in

This is by far the best price you will find for a used Renishaw Datum Sphere calibration standard in box with warranty. 

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A Guide to CMM Calibration Spheres

What features should you consider when choosing a probe calibration sphere for your application? Here are some features to consider.

1. Sphere Diameter

Before doing anything, you should find out the diameter of your ideal calibration sphere. Note that all the modern CMM’s fitting software will be compatible with any sphere diameter. Most sphere masters come with diameters measuring 1.00 inch, 25.4mm and 0.75 inches. But it should be noted that 1.102 inch, 30 mm and 1.181-inch diameters have become quite common these days.

There is very little to worry about since the most common sphere diameters are budget-friendly. Also, upgrading your master calibration sphere diameter won't affect the overall performance of your CMM in any way. If you intend to use very small diameter spherical contacts to measure the probe, it is advisable to go with a smaller diameter master calibration.

2. Sphere Material 

You must choose the right material for your probe calibration sphere based on the measuring probe's contact force as well as its spherical diameter. The important aspect of the material of the sphere is the stiffness. When the probe comes into contact with the master calibration sphere, elastic deformation will happen on the probe sphere diameter as well as the measuring probe's spherical contacts. 

If the probe ball is smaller and there is a high measuring probe, there will be a high measuring force. If a stiff material is measured, the appreciable accuracy will be lost. Stiff materials include tungsten carbide or ceramic for the master calibration sphere as well as ordinary materials such as steel or aluminum. 

3. Mounting the Ball

The mounting ball is the next important factor you need to consider when picking the right probe calibration sphere. The most essential thing, in this case, is the rigidity of the post. You will need a robust stiff structure that still permits full access to your master calibration sphere by measuring the probe. In case a simple horizontal or vertical probe is being calibrated, it is advisable to use the rugged PB series on a stiff post.

4. Slim Calibration Sphere

When you are calibrating compound star probes and calibrating probes, you will need more access to the master probe calibration. The least expensive device you can find is the slim calibration sphere. This one comes with one or more master calibration spheres on slender, cermet rods with extremely high stiffness. 

How Do You Calibrate Styli?

Calibrating styli is the process used to achieve the required dimensions of the probe components. Once the dimensions are achieved, you then store them in the data processor or the CMM.

Why Is Calibration Important?

Calibration is useful because it reveals any misalignment errors in the angles used as well as the size of the stylus. Calibrating allows you to fix any errors and integrate those corrections into your measurement data. 

How Does the Process Work?

The details on how to calibrate are found in the machine’s manual. Each stylus will contact a reference point on your calibration sphere. The details of the exact dimensions of the sphere that is being calibrated are then added to the measuring software. In case you intend to calibrate many styli measuring specific points, the styli will then be calibrated with five to six reference points on the actual calibrating sphere.

Additional numbers of points will be used in scanning systems. For accurate probing strategies, be sure to check your user manual. It is vital to ensure that the accurate data for the calibration sphere is added to the software of the machine.

What Next After Calibration?

After the establishment of the right diameters and the relative positions of the machines, you can use this information to help determine all unknown diameters of the ball stylus. This is done with a special analysis program.

The data processor of the CMM will save all the midpoint coordinates as the reference coordinates. The left styli that need to be calibrated are then generated via differences with the initial one. They will then be stored as well.

When different lengths and diameters of styli are used on the same adapter plate to find the measurement of the same area, the system ensures that it looks like they have been taken using a single stylus.

What If the Ball Stylus Is Not Regular?

It is also possible to use some reference spheres such as ring gauges, end gauges, and pin gauges. Disc styli and cylinder tend to be the most common. Make sure to confirm with the manufacturer of your machine that you have the right calibration instructions.

Are Mistakes Permanent?

To calibrate styli, there are steps that you need to follow. These steps are put in place by the manufacturer of your machine, and unless you follow them, you can never achieve precision. In case you are not sure what to do, you should check the user manual.

It is important to note that you can make calibration mistakes, and they tend to be hard to correct. To avoid being thrown back and forth due to mistakes, take your time and learn what needs to be done. All these things are available in the user manual, and they come in an array of languages. In addition, simple terms are used to make them easier for you to comprehend.

Closing Thoughts

Probe or stylus is the very first part of CMM that comes into contact with the workpiece that is under inspection. There is a need to qualify different tips of the stylus before using them in the part inspection program. The process encompasses finding the right radius of the probe tips, orientations, and lengths of the stylus and the errors associated with the part being inspected. 

Today, there is stiff competition among manufacturers, and this is mainly caused by available extensive changes that have been brought to the quality assurance standards. At Metrology Parts, we strive to adhere to the best quality practices and are always trying to come up with products of the best quality. We do this by ensuring that superior quality standards are achieved and maintained.

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