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MarSurf M 310 Mobile Surface Measurement System Available With MarWin Easy Roughness Software Integration

Additional option for interfacing and controlling innovative mobile surface measurement system cuts implementation costs in half

Published: Monday, September 20, 2021 - 12:00

(Mahr Inc.: Providence, RI) --Mahr Inc., a global manufacturer of precision measurement equipment used for dimensional metrology, announces that its MarSurf M 310 mobile surface measurement system is now available with an integrated connection to MarWin Easy Roughness Mobile software.

This functionality allows the M 310 to be used as a drive unit for the MarWin Easy Roughness Mobile software, enabling another way to interface and control the M 310 while providing the complete functionality of the touch screen unit on a PC. Direct connection to the PC is available via USB cable or Bluetooth adapter, replacing interface boxes that previously would have been required and cutting implementation costs by half.

The portable M 310 unit brings features that were previously only available in PC-based systems. It features a large, illuminated, rotatable 4.3 in. high-resolution touch screen. M 310 was designed to provide high-precision measurements to measure surface roughness on both small and large workpieces. It offers the ability to automatically create measuring reports in PDF format, to print those reports to letter-sized paper via Bluetooth or USB, and optional integration of a barcode or data matrix scanner. An optional portable printer is also available.

The MarWin Roughness Viewer is a simple no-cost software program for viewing the measured profiles. Evaluation (filtering and calculation of characteristic values) is still performed in the MarSurf M 310. The MarWin Roughness Viewer enables the creation of reports from as many as 100 profile files, easy configuration of the reports, the ability to save reports as PDF files, and to edit profile information for reporting.

With the MarWin Easy Roughness Mobile software integration, users can fully operate the M 310, change filter settings, calculate additional parameters, and more, as opposed to just viewing the stored measurements. It allows the M 310 to replace what in the past would have been a stand-alone PC-based instrument.

The newest firmware version of the MarSurf M 310 also includes a QR/barcode/data matrix code scanner function that allows a standard USB/Bluetooth scanner to be connected to the MarSurf M 310. This is a convenient function for entries that would otherwise have to be made via alphanumeric input on the touch screen. For example, it is now possible to scan a QR/barcode on a workpiece to start the correct program associated with that part, or to read workpiece information (e.g., drawing number) into the profile information, and more.

“With the new MarWin Easy Roughness software integration, the MarSurf M 310 is the easiest, most powerful, and least expensive mobile surface roughness measurement tool available,” says Pat Nugent, vice president product management of Mahr Inc. “It is as simple as plugging it in via a USB cable or pairing with Bluetooth, with no additional adapter hardware required.”

MahrSurf 310 with WinSurf

About Mahr Inc.

When customers are faced with a metrology need, they turn to Mahr Inc. for unmatched industry expertise. Mahr Inc.’s knowledgeable, experienced team has made the company a leader in precision measurement for more than a century.

Mahr Inc., a member of the Mahr Group, has been providing dimensional measurement solutions to fit customer application needs for more than 160 years. The company manufactures and markets a wide variety of dimensional metrology equipment, from simple and easy-to-use handheld gages to technically advanced measurement systems for form, contour, surface finish and length. Mahr Inc. is also well known as a producer of custom-designed gages and a provider of calibration and contract measurement services. Mahr Inc.’s calibration laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 NVLAP Lab Code 200605-0 (see our scope of accreditation for accredited calibration processes). For more information, visit www.mahr.com.

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