API vPROBE

Introducing vProbe The New and Improved • Faster and more responsive
• Smaller and more lightweight
• RFID probe stylus recognition
• Smart Buttons
• 6-8 working hours on one charge
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HANDHELD PROBING

WIRELESS

CONNECTIVITY

6-8 HOUR

BATTERY

80M

RANGE

0.68KG

TOTAL WEIGHT

PROBE COMPLEX PARTS

Hand-held, light-weight, wireless tactile probe with easy-hold grip stylus allows for inspection of intricate features & cavities for large, complex parts.

TRUE PORTABILITY

The vProbe can perform extended coordinate measurement functions outside the line of site of a laser tracker.

REAL-TIME FEEDBACK

The vProbe provides instantaneous feedback when a coordinate is measured. This allows for quick and convenient measuring and inspection.

CONTACT

Phone: 1-800-537-2720

 

 

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

TRUE WIRELESS PORTABILITY

vProbe uses wireless technology and integrated battery allowing portable measurement for up to 6 hours on a single charge.

LONG RANGE MEASUREMENT

The vProbe boasts a large operating volume up to a 40 meter radius with minimal performance degradation.

DYNAMIC SCANNING

vProbe’s dynamic scanning capability provides instant coordinate feedback, allowing the operator to take measurements faster than competing systems.

COMPACT DESIGN

The vProbe has a lightweight design and fits with the tracker in a single carrying case with.

ERGONOMIC

vProbe can be operated for longer periods of time with its lightweight design and easy-hold grip.

MULTIPLE STYLUS OPTIONS

Variety of styli are available – lengths 50mm to 500mm and multiple tip diameters.

FLEXIBILITY

Dual stylus locations, easy indicator lights, and a stylus toggle switch makes measurements with the vProbe quick and convenient.

TECHNICAL SPESIFICATIONS

Parameter Specification
Radial Tracking Distance Up To 80M (with wireless extender)
Wireless Frequency 2.4GHz
Lithium Ion Battery 6+ Working Hours
Weight 0.68kg

Probe Accuracy: 150mm Effective Stand-off(w/100mm Stylus*)

7M 15M ABOVE 15M
3D Points (3DU) ∓ 75 μm ∓ 115 μm ∓ 40 μm + ∓ 5 μm/m
Spatial Length (SLU) ∓ 50 μm ∓ 85 μm ∓ 10 μm + ∓ 5 μm/m
Sphere Radius (RU) ∓ 30 μm ∓ 40 μm ∓ 10 μm + ∓ 2 μm/m

Probe Accuracy: 100mm Effective Stand-off(w/100mm Stylus*)

7M 15M ABOVE 15M
3D Points (3DU) ∓ 55 μm ∓ 100 μm ∓ 30 μm + ∓ 5 μm/m
Spatial Length (SLU) ∓ 40 μm ∓ 85 μm ∓ 10 μm + ∓ 5 μm/m
Sphere Radius (RU) ∓ 20 μm ∓ 40 μm ∓ 10 μm + ∓ 2 μm/m
3D POINTS UNCERTAINTY (3DU)

3DU is the deviation between a length measured with the vPROBETM (in a static orientation) its nominal value.**

SPATIAL LENGTH UNCERTAINTY (SLU)

SLU is the deviation between a length measured with the vPROBETM (in a static orientation) its nominal value.**

SPATIAL RADIUS UNCERTAINTY (RU)

RU is the deviation between a measured sphere’s radius and its nominal value. Where the reference sphere has a radius between 10mm and 50mm**

MEASUREMENT UNIT SPECIFICATION

3DU, SLU, and RU are further specified as a function of the distance between the laser tracker and the measured surface.

 

*These values represent the Maximum Permissible Error(MPE) between a verified Scale Bar and the expected performance of the instrument.

*Longer Stylus lengths available – accuracy dependent on length.

**Nominal Values are established by the Laser Tracker.

APPLICATIONS

The API vProbe™ hand-held, light-weight, wireless tactile probe with easy-hold grip stylus allows the Laser Tracker to perform extended coordinate measurement functions by measuring intricate features or part characteristics outside the line of site of the tracker set-up providing fast and accurate measurements and with more versatility than a portable arm CMM and inherently more suitable for larger parts. Dual stylus locations, stylus toggle switch and indicator LED’s makes measurements quick and convenient whether inside, behind or underneath a part. Dynamic tactile scanning capability provides instant coordinate feedback with integrated battery providing 6 hours of measurement activity. Styli lengths up to 500mm can be accommodated. vProbe comes standard with the RADIAN Plus tracker. Applications include:

  • Part Inspection
  • Cavity Probing
  • Quality Measurement
  • Jigs, Fixture & Tooling Inspection
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Surface Scanning
  • Precise Measurement