MasterScanner USA has recently purchased a new MasterScanner XPL-300-275-C! As part of our new show lab we will have our XP10060 next to our brand new XPL-300-C, both available for demonstrations. Here are some pictures of our MasterScanner at IAC in The Netherlands:
This is a MasterScanner XPL-300-275-C. With an upper diameter limit of 300mm (about 11.8in), the MasterScanner XPL-300-C is the 4th largest MasterScanner available. This unit will calibrate:
- Standard threads such as:
- UNC, UNF, ISO, BS, JIS, DIN and any other gage with 30° flank angles
- Tapered threads such as:
- NPT, ANPT, NPTF, BSPT, ISO tapered threads and any other gage with 30° Flank angles that is tapered.
- Trapezoidal threads such as ACME threads
- Buttress threads including the API family of gages.
For all of the above gages it will measure both OD and ID gages.
The XPL-C series is like the XPL series in that the probe comes out from below the gage and scans vertically. This allows for much longer scan lengths without any inaccuracies due to gravity. This design also allows gages to be placed down onto the measuring surface, rather then mounted horizontally. This allows for a much easier operation when dealing with the larger, heavier gages that the XPL-C series is capable of. The main difference between the XPL-C series and the XPL series of MasterScanners is that the XPL-C series does not have an air table for placement of the gages. Most gages under 300mm (the maximum size for an XPL-C) are light enough to be positioned by hand. However, when the 400mm, 500mm and 600mm gages are considered, especially the API spec gages, the weight of the gages makes accurately placing the gages on the measuring surface a challenge. The air table makes the placement of the gages much easier.
The XPL-C differs from the XP series greatly in design, but minimally in practice. The main difference between the XP and the XPL-C is the placement of the gage under test. The XP series supports the gage in a horizontal position, which allows for an easier placement of smaller gages. The XPL-C supports the gage under test vertically, which makes it easier to mount larger and heavier gages. In fact, if you look at this image:
You can see that the gage is not even fixtured down. This is due to the weight of the part vs. the probe force, which is only 13 grams. This means that larger parts need only be aligned to the posts on the MasterScanner before running.
Our new MasterScanner will be installed in November, so if you would like to see one in action just contact us!