New Product Announcement: Roughness Gage Software
Measurement software, consulting and training provider Digital Metrology Solutions recently introduced its new software package for portable roughness gages. The TraceBoss software reportedly interfaces with most portable surface roughness gages via a USB connection.
“Most portable gages show you a roughness number or two and perhaps a small image of a profile on a tiny screen,” said Mark Malburg, President of Digital Metrology Solutions. “As a result, many users are eager to do more with their data. TraceBoss gives portable gage users the power of a high-end instrument at a far lower price, and in an easy-to-use package.”
According to the company’s emailed release, one click in the software can configure the gage, initiate a measurement and present the results and graphics full screen in high resolution. Its display is optimized for the highest visibility in shop environments.
Additionally, TraceBoss allows users to save data and easily reload it for comparisons, traceability and statistical process control.
The software can calculate and report the most common roughness parameters, with an optional tolerance highlight showing at a glance whether a surface passes or fails relative to user-provided limits. A side-by-side display shows the relationship between Rk and Rq family parameters and the peaks and valleys that they describe.
Digital Metrology Solutions reports that a wide range of portable surface gages, including Zeiss/ACCRETECH, Mahr, Taylor Hobson and Jenoptik/HOMMEL ETAMIC, can connect to TraceBoss with minimal setup. A help system also includes quick setup guides for each supported gage and step-by-step instructions for all software functions.
“TraceBoss is a fast, affordable way to better understand surface data,” said Malburg. “It includes powerful features and the right parameters and settings for the most common measurement tasks. The bottom line is that TraceBoss makes surface roughness easy.”
Purchasing options and a 10-day free trial download are available here.