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Probe Calibration Techniques Using CAM2 Measure and a Serial Style FaroArm

Overview

The probe calibration is the most critical task performed during a measurement session. If the probe is calibrated properly, your measurements will be accurate. If the probe was not calibrated properly, the measurements will not be accurate. There are three criteria to determine if a probe has been properly calibrated: proper technique, repeatable XYZ’s, and calibration error. There are several acceptable procedures for the calibration of the probe. The most important things to remember are to always stay in contact with the ball during measurement, get good coverage of the ball and probe tip and move the arm during the calibration process. Failure to do so could result in false calibration data and inaccurate measurement.

Suggested Method

  •  5 Tangential Around the Ball (FLIP)
  •  5 Tangential Around the Ball
  •  5 Normal, East to West
  •  4 Normal, East to West
  •  4 Normal, North to South (FLIP)
  •  4 Normal, North to South

Please see the linked document here.

 

Keywords:

serial arm, calibration, sphere, one inch sphere, sphere calibration