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09/02/10 Form Talysurf celebrates its 25th anniversary (1985-2010)
It's the start of 2010 and Taylor Hobson celebrates the 25th anniversary of their world renowned Form Talysurf range of surface metrology instruments. Being the first instrument ever to measure both surface form (shape / contour) and surface finish (roughness) in one single trace, these units were used across the globe to support a wide range of different industries.
Whether measuring cross-track-curvature on bearings, fuel injectors in cars, or even forensically analysing the discharge signature on bullets, these instruments were key to the successful growth of many products and applications that we recognise today. With more than 3000 units sold in the first 15 years of production this instrument has dominated the world of surface finish and form metrology.
Testament to the inherent reliability and build quality of Taylor Hobson's products, many of these original 1985 instruments can still be found working today on shop floors and inlaboratories, measuring parts day in and day out.
John Dockrill, Quality Engineer at NSK, comments: "Using our original Form Talysurf to measure (bearing) raceway roughness, we still obtain both accurate and extremely consistent results. After 25 years of dependable operation, this instrument has far exceeded our expectations for industrial reliability and sets the benchmark to our other equipment suppliers". Recognising the critical role precision metrology plays in maintaining world-class products, NSK has continued to invest in Taylor Hobson instrumentation.
Taylor Hobsons metrology has come a long way over the past 25 years. Embracing new techniques, technologies and scientific advancements, todays products are even more attuned to industry needs.
Progressing industry ISO standards, these instruments now provide the ideal combination of measurement accuracy with application-specific analytical functions. Additionally, to meet the demanding requirements of 24/7 production use, these instruments are now fully automated.
Today, for example, state-of-the-art systems such as the PGI Optics (3D) provide the worlds most accurate 3D stylus profilometer supporting the high NA (steep slopes) aspheric-optics industry. Offering full automation and extreme versatility, this instrument is suitable for the precision form and finish measurement of virtually any aspheric / spheric / diffractive lens or lens mold.
Additionally, Taylor Hobson now provides a comprehensive range of non-contact interferometers. These now enable the measurement and analysis of thin films, surface finish to sub-angstrom levels and, with automated stitching, the 3D form measurement of bulk components.
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(Image) Form Talysurf PGI 2540 Launched 2008