New versions of the popular TESASTAR-m and TESASTAR-sm series motorized probe heads adds greater compatibility with legacy products
North Kingstown, RI – March 17, 2010 – Hexagon Metrology, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of new versions of the TESASTAR-m and TESASTAR-sm motorized probe heads for Brown & Sharpe and Sheffield branded Coordinate Measuring Machines shipped from the North Kingstown, Rhode Island factory. These new variants of the popular motorized probe heads offer a 7.5 degree indexing increment for maximum compatibility with legacy products.
The new TESASTAR-m and TESASTAR-sm versions deliver -180 to +180 degrees of revolution, and 0 to 105 degrees of pitch for a total of 720 indexable positions. The TESASTAR-sm has the added benefit of an “in the quill” mount, thus increasing the effective measuring range along the CMM’s Z axis. With equivalent positioning compatibility with other legacy products on the market, the new probes also offer a distinct advantage by offering indexing speeds up to twice as fast.
As with the original 5 degree increment TESASTAR motorized probe heads, all are available in both M8 and TESA Kinematic Joint (TKJ) versions. The M8 versions provide a mechanical interface suitable for connection to standard M8 touch trigger probes like the TESASTAR-mp. The TKJ versions are for contact and non-contact scanning probes like the LSP-X1, ScanShark laser line probe, and CMM-V and -Ve video probes. Furthermore, the new probe heads are fully compatible with existing TESASTAR-e and TESASTAR-ae probe head controllers, TESASTAR probe extensions, and the TESASTAR-r probe rack.
Hexagon Metrology is part of the Hexagon AB Group and includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, CE Johansson, CimCore, CogniTens, DEA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division), Leitz, m&h, PC-DMIS, QUINDOS, ROMER, Sheffield and TESA. Hexagon Metrology brands represent an unrivaled global installed base of millions of CMMs, portable measuring systems and handheld instruments, and tens of thousands of metrology software licenses. Hexagon Metrology empowers its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, ensuring that products manufactured precisely conform to the original product design. The company offering of machines, systems and software is complemented by a wide range of product support, aftermarket and value-added services. More information can be found at
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