API releases 6DoF vProbe

The 6DoF vProbe, a hand-held tactile probing system, has been released by API for use with its portable Radian Pro and Plus laser tracker range.

The probe extends the dimensional measurement capabilities of the laser trackers to perform part inspections conventionally undertaken by fixed CMMs. Availability is via UK reseller OR3D Ltd.
API vProbe, which is wirelessly operated, allows the measurement of intricate part features, including those beyond the tracker’s line-of-site, providing fast and accurate manual part inspections. The device, combined with a laser tracker, can deliver more measurement versatility than a portable-arm CMM, while being more accurate and better suited to larger parts, says API. The portability of the API Radian Plus laser tracker with vProbe allows measurements to be made directly on the shop floor and, in many cases, when a large part is still in situ on large machine tools.
vProbe with easy-hold grip turns a laser tracker into a portable CMM with its integrated, repeatable, quick-change ruby styli, while offering tactile scanning featuring instant part alignment correlation feedback. The probe offers a six-hour battery life, LED indicator and dual styli mount with toggle switch that can carry stylus extensions of up to 500 mm.
For further information https://apisensor.com/