PMT Technology portable measuring arms

PMT Technology portable measuring arms

German-designed technology

The PMT portable arm range from China represents the culmination of five years of design and development in Germany from a team of industrial designers to develop a world-class portable measuring arm range, the ALPHA range. The PMT portable arm range consists of six and seven-axis models with measuring volumes extending from 1.5 to 4.5 metres.

Three Different Accuracy Grades

The PMT ALPHA portable arm range is available in three accuracy grades, P, M and E. The E version is a special product aimed at the educational market to help students understand portable dimensional metrology.

A Range of Software Options

The PMT Arm range is available with a range of software options including Metrolog X4 for fast and easy inspection and reporting and for all scanning and reverse engineering tasks. PMT Technology’s own developed software CAM 3 is also available for basic metrology tasks at a very affordable cost.

Introducing the new Alicona FocusX

Introducing the new Alicona FocusX

Alicona, part of the Bruker group releases a brand new product to their world-class range of focus variation systems, the FocusX, with a small form factor and 100×100 mm X-Y stage and 100 mm Z-height adjustment.

Alicona FocusX is a new intermediate size focus variation system that uses the same technology as the larger CMM and G6 systems, but with a smaller footprint and a lower entry cost.

Dominik Urlep, Sales Manager APAC

Key Features of Alicona FocusX

Some of the key new features of the FocusX include:

  • XYZ Travel Range of 100 mm.
  • The new optics unit is built-in and can measure extremely shiny surfaces.
  • The new Metrology platform MetMax gives substantial capabilities in terms of automation.
  • An objective revolver with different objectives is now an option on a smaller footprint.
  • Fast and accurate measurements.

Why You Should Consider Alicona FocusX

New small form factor dentCHECK2 released

New small form factor dentCHECK2 released

8tree launches the new and improved dentCHECK2 system

GERMANY. APRIL 2023. 8tree a leading German manufacturer of surface inspection systems has announced the release of the new and improved dentCHECK2 system to the MRO market.

Key Benefits

Built on over 15 years of experience with the original dentCHECK system, the new dentCHECK2 system has significant advantages and advancements including:

  • 30% more compact form factor
  • 30% lighter
  • Zero setup time
  • Connected device – built-in LTE connectivity
  • Streamlined UX

Design Philosophy

Everything we do at 8tree is shaped by insights from our customers – the world’s leading MROs, Airlines and OEMs; our next-gen dentCHECK offering is no exception”, said Arun Chhabra, CEO, 8tree. “By redesigning the tool around our successfully established measurement engine, we continue to build on our core principles of simplicity, usability and efficiency. This enables us to deliver instantly actionable precision 3D measurements within seconds, at the push of a single button.

Arun Chhubra, CEO 8tree
Non-Contact Measurement of Optical Surfaces

Non-Contact Measurement of Optical Surfaces

LuphoScan is game-changing technology for measuring 3D form

The LUPHOScan HD 850 builds upon the major success of the LUPHOScan 260 and 600 models with superior accuracy, lower noise and exceptional RMS values as low as 5 nanometers. The system is capable of measuring aspheres, diffractives and other more complex free-form surfaces.

Based on a patented interferometric scanning metrology system using multi-wavelength interferometry (MWLI®), the LUPHOScan uses technology to produce exceptional and highly repeatable measurement results.

Verisurf 2021

Verisurf 2021

Verisurf 2021 has just been released by developers Verisurf Software Inc. and includes a host of new features that will help users to improve productivity.

5-axis CMM programming capability. New Enable 5-Axis Moves in Automate-Generate Path adds all the benefits that come with head-touches including 5-axis tactile scanning. Probing points by means of articulating the head instead of moving the heavy mass of the CMM’s movable structure offers speed and accuracy benefits. Programming of a probe head that can articulate to complex angles to acquire points is a bit advanced, but Verisurf makes it easy.

Torque Audit Tools from Datamyte

Torque Audit Tools from Datamyte

Choose LightStar torque wrenches as your torque audit tool

Arguably, one of the most challenging parts of the assembly process is auditing and ensuring proper torque in fasteners. In assembly operations, torque audit tools are vital to ensure that the fasteners have been installed properly and the right torque has been applied. Torque auditing prevents over or under-torquing, and it validates the fastening process, leading to improved product quality and a reduction in possible warranty claims.

What Does a Lightstar™ Wrench Measure?

The most vital feature of a torque wrench is its ability to give you reliable readings. Different factors affect reliability, but the most pertinent one is using the right tool for the job. You use a torque wrench for specific purposes, and operating one is simple enough. You only need to adjust settings to see if the assembler has applied the necessary torque on the fastener.

If the torque setting is correct, the wrench will make an audible click, a vibration, or a digital read-out. In noisy environments, having non-auditory alerts like vibrations and visual cues are necessary. If you’re purchasing a torque wrench, you must consider its accuracy, torque capacity, and overall quality.

How Does a Lightstar™ Wrench Work?

The LightStar torque wrench’s vibration motor will reflect good or bad conditions when you pull on the wrench to audit or set a fastener. You know that the reading is good if you have green in-spec LEDs on the wrench and corresponding in-spec feedback from the data collector.

Meanwhile, if you have a bad reading, you get the red out-spec LEDs and out-of-spec feedback from the collector. Other conditions will have different vibrations, and the wrench differentiates buzz alerts according to conditions. You can also disable this functionality if you want.

LightStar™ wrenches use sensors that enable the operator to pull at any point on the wrench when measuring. You will receive an accurate measurement every time, and this wrench is insensitive to the point of load. This feature is crucial when you measure fasteners in hard-to-reach areas.


One of the best tools you can use in torque auditing is the LightStar™ Torque Wrench. This quality tool measures residual torque in installed fasteners, and it is designed specifically for auditing and quality improvement.

For LightStar™ torque wrenches and other quality metrology tools, call Met Optix today on 1300 363 409.