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NEW Z-Mike Pro
The Industry’s Leading Off-Line Dimensional Measurement System for Metrology Applications

The new Z-Mike Pro is next evolution of the industry’s leading off-line part measurement system with over 15,000 gauges installed worldwide. Z-Mike Pro provides fast, accurate and repeatable dimensional measurements of outer diameter, inner diameter, ovality, multiple ODs, effective cutting diameter, TIR, taper, and part position, to name few. The foremost manufacturers rely on Z-Mike Pro’s ±0.5 μm accuracy and ±0.13 μm repeatability to help them deliver the superior-quality products their customers demand. Ready for service under Industry 4.0, Z-Mike Pro offers expanded connectivity, communication, and control features that increase performance capabilities. Two Z-Mike Pro models are available to meet your specific measurement needs.

  • The Z-Mike line also includes the PrecisionScan laser gauges for applications where a bench-top
    solution is not required. Learn More »
  • A variety of Modular Fixtures are available for any gauging need to properly hold workpieces.
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  • Powerful connectivity, communication and control. (Click image to view)

    Ethernet and USB connectivity simplifies integrating the gauge into centralized production networks. Additional USB resources provide greater flexibility in connecting BenchMike Pro to computers, data gathering devices and USB printers that support the CUPS protocol. This new platform lays the foundation for future connection via Wi-Fi.


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  • Easy-to-use features for simple setup and operation. (Click image to view)

    Larger, higher-resolution, touch-screen graphical user interface gives operators a quick, simple means of viewing dimensional measurement, accessing gauge and system information, changing parts via libraries, and generating sample, batch, and fixture reports.


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  • No field calibration required.

    Z-Mike Pro uses a combination of built-in, auto-calibration and dual-differentiation technology that provides unmatched accuracy without the need for fiend calibration. This high-precision gauge also automatically compensates measurements due to the effects of temperature and barometric pressure. Z-Mike Pro maintains accuracy throughout the measurement range and automatically adjusts for temperature and pressure variations.


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  • Z-Mike Pro gauges are proven performers in a wide range of industries. These gauges are designed to provide accurate and repeatable measurements of parts. Industry applications include:


    • Small Motor Crankshafts
    • Camshaft Lobes
    • Crankshaft Bearings
    • Cutting Tools
    • In-line Cordless Drill Shafts
    • Center-less Grinding
    • Bar Polishing
    • Pin Gauges
    • Catheters & Guide Wires
    • Meat Casings
    • Copier and Rubber Print Rollers
    • Can Punches and Dies
    • Battery Cans
    • ID & OD of Steel Tubes Reducing Dies and Mandrels
    • Cold Metal Tubes
    • Hot Products
    • And more...
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    Diameter Measurement

    Outside Diameter of the lobe on a camshaft is determined by the shadow created when the shaft obscures the laser beam as it scans across the measurement area. The camshaft is mounted on a linear slide so that the outside diameters can be determined for each cam.

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    Ovality Measurement

    A rubber print roller is manually rotated to measure the maximum and minimum diameter. Ovality is displayed as Max OD – Min OD.

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    Effective Cutting Diameter

    The effective diameter of a part is determined by rotating it in a fixture with near-zero runout. The position of the part and its diameter are monitored simultaneously as the part rotates to determine the maximum circle inscribed by the part.

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    Taper Measurement

    The taper angle of a crankshaft bearing is determined by traversing the part on a linear slide with an encoder. The OD is measured at two locations and taper is determined by calculating the change in diameter divided by the change in position of the slide.

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    TIR Measurement

    A cutting-tool blank is rotated on a V-block while measuring the gap between the blank and a reference edge. TIR is measured as the total change in the size of the gap.

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    Inner Diameter Measurement

    The inside diameter of a tube forming die is measured by traversing the die across the scanning field. As the die is traversed, the software looks for the “peak” or maximum size of the inner light segment. This system can measure dies from as small as 12.7 mm (0.5 in.) to 139.7 mm (5.5 in.) ID without any changes to the fixturing or configuration.

  • The following technical information provides performance data for Z-Mike Pro models.
    For specific product details to meet your unique application needs, please refer to our data sheets.
  • BenchMike Pro 4025

    • OD Range: 0.100 - 25 mm (0.004 - 1.0 in.)
    • Range Accuracy: ±0.5 µm (±0.000020 in.)

    BenchMike Pro 4050

    • OD Range: 0.254 – 50 mm (0.010 – 2.0 in.)
    • Range Accuracy: ±.76 µm (±0.000030 in.)

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