Flatness as a geometric measurement is a calculation feature that many people want, but has always been rather cost-prohibitive, around $25,000, with laser geometry systems. Laser system set-up and measurement procedures were also seen as time-intensive and complex. The ALiSensor Level geometric measurement system makes precision flatness measurements cost-effective and extremely easy to perform. The Flatness app is downloadable for free from the App Store.
The Flatness measurement program app lets users measure the flatness of surfaces on a wide range of shapes and sizes thanks to a feature that allows calibrating the level to user-made fixtures of all sizes. The ability to customize the number of measurement points along axes also lets users perform detailed and thorough flatness measurements, while also equipping them with an ability to customize the number of measurement points for specific applications, such as performing a flatness measurement on two rails for a motor or pump installation. Measurements are performed quickly and users are guided at every step by a live 3D model of the measurement. The Level provides flatness data with a resolution down to a tenth of a thou (0.0001 in.).
When a flatness measurement completes, the user can choose reference points, and a PDF report can be created with all measurement data including an adjustable-scale schematic drawing of the flatness results. A table with the values of all measurement points is also included in the report, as well as minimum value, maximum value, and the total flatness value between highest and lowest points. The resulting flatness measurement report is a customizable PDF on which users can enter complementary measurement set-up information, and can also include a picture of the measurement object, taken with the built-in camera of the iPad or iPhone or iPod Touch. “The report can also be emailed to a colleague, customer, or your office computer directly from the field. Documentation is done and distributed moments after the actual measurement completes.
Because the ALiSENSOR Level was developed under the Industrial Made for iPad program, which integrates the iPad and other iOS devices into industrial-grade tools and equipment, adding new measurement program Apps, such as Flatness, is easily performed by downloading them for free from the App Store.
Alignment Supplies, Inc.
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