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Metrology 4.0

Advanced Metrology Software - Metrology 4.0 Smart Software

Advanced Roundness & Surface Metrology

Metrology software design that the market has been waiting for...

Metrology 4.0 software is easy to use with an intuitive user-interface, virtual display and real time control. The state-of-the-art point and move axis control function delivers precise positioning and accurate measurement.

Taylor Hobson's advanced metrology software enables dimensioning in accordance with part drawings and provides an exact reflection of the Part Co-ordinate System (PCS) delivering the final link in the manufacturing loop.

Metrology 4.0  Software in Roundness and Surface Metrology

Real Time Display

  • The ‘TV View’ allows the user to track the measurement in real time through the on-screen profile
  • Beneficial if any dirt, marks or obscurities are seen, as the measurement can be stopped at any point, without any loss of data
  • Measurements can be manually started and when enough of the profile is visibly measured the user can stop the measurement and the result will be automatically passed to the analysis software

Metrology 4.0 Software - Measurement Results Real Time Display

Coordinate System

  • Allow the user to control measurement and movement around any component according to the part drawing
  • Multiple systems have the same co-ordinate system, simplifying program transfer and maintenance
  • Know exactly where the stylus tip is within the coordinate system to ensure safe movement around parts and fixtures

Metrology 4.0 Software - Co-ordinate System


  • Create points around a part for movement and measurement
  • Enables the user to write accurate offline programs while away from the instrument
  • Predict and control axes movements

Metrology 4.0 Software - Smart Move

CAD model integration

  • Position and program around your component model for accurate measurement and automation
  • Run offline programs to ensure that the instrument can complete its process without colliding with the part or fixture, switch back to the online instrument and run the program with confidence

Metrology 4.0 Software - CAD Model Integration

Desktop Publishing

  • Allows users to customise their result layouts to ensure a professional and personalised look
  • Create unique illustrated interactive results tailored to end users customers requirements

Multiple Page Reports and Documents

  • Multi-page documents with multiple analyses - 2D, 3D and Contour all in one report
  • Roughness, dimensioning and form results as you see them on the part drawing
  • View and interrogate multiple results simultaneously for visualisation of surface differences

Metrology 4.0 Software - Multiple Page Reports and Documents

Variable programming from external input

  • One program can be created for a set of parts of similar but differing sizes
  • Reduces the time it takes to create and maintain multiple part programs
  • Variables can be imported from external text files or prompted for by end user
  • The instrument is intelligent enough to be able to work out exactly what part is positioned on the fixture thus removing the operator further from the decision of which program is to be executed

Metrology 4.0 Software - Variable programming from external input

One software platform, multiple disciplines

  • Roundness - Frictionless high precision air bearing spindle provides world leading roundness results
  • Surface Finish - High resolution gauge and low axis noise enables linear or circumferential surface roughness
  • Contour - Our patented calibration technique enables measurement of radii, angle, height, length, distance and more
  • Topography - A fully automated routine enabling 3D topography of cylindrical surfaces

MATLAB™ Integration

  • Take control of your analyses by running your own unique scripts
  • Designed algorithms for filters, parameter analysis, etc. can be executed into the software
  • Develop your own operators or studies

Metrology 4.0 Software - Roundness, Surface Finish, Contour and Topography Measurement Results

Production Interface (PI) as Standard

  • Production Interface now supplied as a standard option within the PGI NOVUS software
  • This interface is a must for production environments – easy and quick set up
  • Q-DAS accredited
  • Multiple part measurement, analysis and data handling with traceability