M5, Hollow-hemisphere stylus, ceramicThe following overview shows you all available product variants. Click on a product to see details or simply add the product to the shopping cart.
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- Ceramic sphere with very low porosity
- Weight optimized
- Large diameters realizable
- Proven ZEISS quality through the use of selected materials
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Spherical styli have the largest field of application because they have the same probing behavior in every direction. They are therefore suitable for all common measuring tasks such as measuring bores and surfaces. The larger the stylus sphere size, the larger the mechanical filter. This means that the profile of your workpiece is smoothened, which is often required in form measurement. The deviation from the ideal sphere shape is usually shown in Grade. ZEISS styli spheres have Grade 5 as standard, but can also be offered in a higher Grade 3 for special requirements. The stepped shaft has the advantage of a greater shaft thickness, which is reduced towards the measuring tip. This stepped shaft increases the stability of the shaft while maintaining the same length (depending on the sphere diameter). At the same time, however, the usable measuring length is reduced.
Ceramic is a very light material and is therefore mainly used for styli spheres with large diameters, for disc styli as well as for scanning rough surfaces. In order to comply with the weight limits of the probe head, hemispheres and hollow hemispheres are also made of ceramic. The ceramic probes from ZEISS are characterized above all by very low porosity.
Depending on the material of the styli and the workpiece, wear of the styli may occur. Therefore, we recommend to check the styli regularly for wear. Also remember to clean the styli or replace them if necessary. ZEISS Styli Cleaning Wipes are available. To learn more about ZEISS styli, book our free stylus eLearning on the ZEISS eLearning platform.