Mahr cooperative agreement with NanoFocus adds optical metrology capability
Mahr will soon offer confocal measuring microscopes from NanoFocus as the new product family "MarSurf CM".
IMAGE: Mahr will soon offer confocal measuring microscopes from NanoFocus as the new product family "MarSurf CM". (Image credit: Mahr)
Measurement technology company Mahr (http://buyersguide.laserfocusworld.com/mahr.html) (Providence, RI) and 3D surface metrology company NanoFocus (Oberhausen, Germany) have signed a cooperation agreement. As of May, Mahr will be offering confocal microscopes from NanoFocus as the new Mahr product family "MarSurf CM". The new devices will be presented at Control in Stuttgart at the end of April. The companies say that production metrology company Mahr expands and completes its own tactile portfolio with optical metrology.
Optical measuring technology is becoming increasingly important for many applications due to its high measuring speed and high measuring accuracy. Mahr is now expanding its product portfolio of tactile and optical measuring stations with high-resolution, confocal 3D surface measuring systems and has concluded an exclusive cooperation agreement with NanoFocus. NanoFocus was founded in 1994 and has since focused on confocal technology. "NanoFocus has been the technology leader in confocal, optical 3D surface metrology for more than twenty years and has a high level of innovation," says Ulrich Kaspar, managing director at Mahr. "That's why NanoFocus is the right partner for us."
Mahr traditionally offers tactile measuring stations and a comprehensive product portfolio of optical measurement technology from a single source and confirms its claim as an application specialist. "Both measuring methods have their strengths and are thus an ideal addition for Mahr," says Kaspar.
The confocal 3D surface measuring systems of the new MarSurf CM product range are used, for example, in medical technology, the automotive industry, materials management, or by manufacturers of electrical engineering. The optical measuring systems have several advantages: In addition to the high measuring speed, they work independently of the material and without contact, for example for sensitive surfaces.