Zeiss Ø0.5 mm M3 XXT, T-Stylus /w clamping adapter, stepped, ruby sphere, tung carb shaft, L: 4.0 mm
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DescriptionM3 XXT, T-Stylus with clamping adapter, stepped, ruby sphere, tungsten carbide shaft, Length: 4.0 mm
- Details:Product Type: Stylus
Connection Type In: M3 XXT
Ø Sphere (DK): 0.5 mm
Length (L): 4.0 mm
Ø Shaft (DS): 1.0 mm
Ø Shaft (DSE): 0.3 mm
Ø Body (DG): 5.0 mm
Measure Length: 2.3 mm
Stylus Type: Star Stylus
Stylus Tip: Sphere
Tip Material: Ruby
Stem Material: Tungsten Carbide
Width (B): 16.0
Spherical styli have the largest field of application because they have the same probing behavior in every direction. They are therefore suitable for all common measuring tasks such as measuring bores and surfaces. The larger the stylus sphere size, the larger the mechanical filter. This means that the profile of your workpiece is smoothened, which is often required in form measurement. The deviation from the ideal sphere shape is usually shown in Grade. ZEISS styli spheres have Grade 5 as standard, but can also be offered in a higher Grade 3 for special requirements. The stepped shaft has the advantage of a greater shaft thickness, which is reduced towards the measuring tip. This stepped shaft increases the stability of the shaft while maintaining the same length (depending on the sphere diameter). At the same time, however, the usable measuring length is reduced.
Ruby styli are the standard for almost all applications and are available in a variety of different diameters. Another advantage is that ruby spheres can be produced in very small diameters (from 0.12 mm). On the other hand, ruby has weaknesses at the continuous scanning of certain materials and surfaces. With extremely soft materials, e.g. aluminum, material from the workpiece can be deposited on the ruby surface (material deposit). Very hard and rough surfaces, e.g. castings, on the other hand, cause abrasion of the sphere (material removal). The shape of the sphere changes as a result and loses accuracy. ZEISS uses carbide shafts for standard styli. These represent a good combination in terms of weight, rigidity and thermal expansion.
Depending on the material of the styli and the workpiece, wear of the styli may occur. Therefore, we recommend to check the styli regularly for wear. Also remember to clean the styli or replace them if necessary. ZEISS stylus cleaning Wipes are available.To learn more about ZEISS styli, book our free stylus eLearning on the ZEISS eLearning platform.
✔ Ruby sphere suitable for general measuring tasks
✔ Carbide shaft with high stiffness
✔ Stepped shaft to provide higher stability
✔ Proven ZEISS quality through the use of selected materials