New Product Announcement: Surface Measurement Software


Measurement software, consulting and training provider Digital Metrology Solutions recently introduced TraceBoss+ software, which combines surface texture and crosshatch measurement.

An emailed news release from the company states that the TraceBoss+ software interfaces with most portable surface roughness gages. A user can take a measurement, view the results and graphics full screen, save data, and reload it for comparison and statistical process control.

The tool can also report the most common roughness parameters, showing whether a surface passes or fails user-provided limits.

"Last year Digital Metrology's TraceBoss software changed how people see, save and understand data from surface roughness gages. Since that release, we’ve had many requests to add crosshatch angle measurement to the software, as well as the ability to view torn and folded metal, a key indicator of how a honing process is running,” said Mark Malburg, president of Digital Metrology.

“TraceBoss+ adds both of these functions, as well as introducing new tools to analyze, save, store, export and output all of these results together. This complete toolset greatly helps anyone working with engine components to see their data and explore their surfaces.”

The company explains that a built-in crosshatch functionality should allow users to acquire an image of surface texture from any USB equipped microscope. Zoom and pan functions also navigate through high resolution image data to review the cleanliness and consistency of honing processes.

Most importantly, the company states, the crosshatch angle information is added to the parameter results, so the data and image can be output along with surface roughness data in a single file. All of the data can also be printed in an easy-to-share report.

“When we released TraceBoss, we knew we’d given surface roughness gage users a powerful tool for understanding surface texture,” said Malburg. “Now, TraceBoss+ goes many steps further, putting surface roughness, angle, and quality analysis in one easy interface.”

A free 10-day trial is reportedly available for download. The initial software tool was released in November last year.


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