HP-S-X1HHexagon Manufacturing Intelligence says the new versions of its HP-S-X1 series of compact probes feature a new bearing system for better joint repeatability and will now accept longer horizontal styli for improved flexibility.

Featuring small external dimensions and supporting stylus lengths of up to 225mm, HP-S-X1 probes enable coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) to take measurements of features deep inside a workpiece, claims the company. Magnetic interfaces allow automated stylus changes, and they support all standard inspection modes including single-point contact measurement, self-centring measurement and continuous high-speed scanning, offering data acquisition for all kinds of surface contours.