Steinbichler Optotechnik has launched the new, hand-held touch probe T-POINT CS for singlepoint measurement.

The company says it features coordinated components – tracking camera, hand-held scanner and touch probe – that act as a modular system to provide optimum flexibility for multiple uses in the broadest range of sectors.

The touch probe measures the selected measuring points quickly and reliably, making it suitable for single-point measurements. Trigger buttons in multiple positions, an additional function button and status LEDs guarantee highly efficient measuring processes.

In creating the touch probe, particular emphasis was placed on its ergonomic design for fatigue proof and efficient working processes, claims the company.

The areas of application include:

• Quality control/inspections (eg. target/actual comparison for CAD, dimensioning/boundary measurements of sheet metal parts, production focused inspection)
• Tool and mould-making (eg. tool construction, scan data for generating cutting paths, current status determination after tools’ release, inspection of complex welded structures, setting up gauges and supports)
• Design (eg. scanning design models for processing in CAD and documentation, capturing character lines, quickly capturing basic areas for adjustment)
• Rapid manufacturing when capturing 3D data for rapid prototyping processes as well as in reverse engineering.