Taylor Hobson Launch The Form Talysurf CNC Series Driving Automated Quality Control In Manufacturing

While the use of highly automated manufacturing systems in automotive production is well established, quality control has remained a manual process

by Nick Maddock | Thursday 13 September 2018

The arrival of the Form Talysurf® CNC Series for automated quality control will change that.

Automation must be flexible enough to deal with rapidly changing product components. Taylor Hobson's new Form Talysurf® CNC Series instruments deliver automated surface finish, form and contour measurement at the touch of a button. The system can be programmed to your individual requirements for analysis of crankshafts, heads, blocks, gear box casings and much more.

“Meeting manufacturing challenges is at the heart of our business,” said Dr. Bob Bennett, Engineering Director, Taylor Hobson Ltd. “The introduction of the CNC Series could revolutionise automated measurement of automotive components. The Multi Axis not only continues a tradition of taking measurement accuracy to the next level but reflects the evolution of the manufacturing industry and meets the needs of engineers and designers who rely on these instruments for the daily demands of automotive manufacturing.”

The Form Talysurf® CNC Series instrument is supplied with Taylor Hobson's Q-Link production interface, software that meets the Industry 4.0 philosophy. Q-Link is designed for shop floor environments and provides direct communication with SPC software which delivers feedback to your manufacturing process. Instruments are controlled by barcode scanning and display traceable pass/fail results and automatic summary reports. Component handling and loading is made easy with dedicated fixtures. Operator mistakes can be prevented with programmed measurement routines and the simultaneous fast axis movements to reduce cycle times and increase throughput.

Established in 1886 Taylor Hobson is the world leading manufacturer of ultra-precision measurement instruments for a wide range of markets including optics, bearings, automotive, precision manufacturing and nanotechnology research. It is part of the Ultra Precision Technologies division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of more than US$4 billion.


Nick Maddock
Taylor Hobson Limited
+44 116 276 3771

Thursday 13 September 2018 / file under Automotive | Engineering