T4HD-Aero

World innovation: Aerostatic bearing CNC 4-7-axis contour and roughness measuring device

Setting new standards in contour and roughness measurement:

T4HD-Aero:
• Lowest ground noise in the nanometer range
• Vibration Detector
• Doubled table payload up to 50 kg
• All T4HD / T4HD-XL are upgradeable to T4HD-Aero

plus all the T4HD key advantages:
• Autocalibration as standard feature
• Impossible-to-confuse USB probe arms
• Automatic zenith search in X and Y direction
• 3D evaluation software for contour and roughness

T4HD-Aero with optional base unit plus our tilting table on which our centric clamping system is mounted.

    In this picture: T4HD-Aero with optional base unit plus our tilting table on which our centric clamping system is mounted.


Detail overview:



• Lowest ground noise in nanometer range

Part of T4HD Aero are newly developed measurement cards for nanometer applications, with up to 10 times improved performance in addition to the aerostatic bearing.
Measurements of such quality can be performed under appropriate conditions only.



• Vibration Detector

The problem: Emissions such as closing doors, bumps or factory traffic must be safely excluded during highly sensitive measurements.
The T4HD-Aero vibration detector records emissions and triggers an automatic repetition of that measurement.

Please note: For measuring devices that have to be manually driven to the starting point, a fully automatic repeat measurement without user-intervention is impossible!
In contrast all the measuring devices of the T4HD series have an integrated CNC control which can perform fully automatic repeat measurements easily without any operator intervention.

If the ambient conditions are permanently poor, our base unit for shock and vibration suppression will reduce noise emissions effectively.



• Doubled table payload up to 50 kg

Problem: Heavy samples can often be evaluated with mobile testing units only. The positioning is done manually and thus subject to user influences.
Particularly the T4HD-XL-Aero benefits from the aerostatic bearing as heavy samples can now be measured.



• Reduced wear and maintenance operation

Problem: Contaminations can cause measurement errors and higher maintenance costs.
Compared with bearings affected by wear the T4HD Aero aerostatic bearing increases precision and extend necessary maintenance intervals.


triebworx t4hd auto calibration


• Auto calibration as standard

Problem: A reliable quality assurance system requires regular calibrations. Especially with contour and roughness measuring devices requiring manual calibration, this is often postponed.
The reason: concern about the time required and operating errors in the calibration process.
The T4HD with standard auto calibration eliminates the delayed consequences of incorrect operation.


triebworx t4hd 3-d software


• 3-D evaluation software

Problem: The 2-D evaluation software you have used up until now cannot process undercuts or rotate measurement series ?
With its flexible 3-D evaluation software, the T4HD enables automated, reproducible contour and roughness tests even on turned, undercut and topographically scanned contours and saves you unnecessary head-turning.


triebworx t4hd automatic zenith search

• Automatic zenith search in X and Y

Problem: A manual zenith search on a calibrating ball or a test piece is a difficult-to-reproduce activity. A manual zenith search is always subject to user influences.
The T4HD with automatic zenith search saves you the delayed consequences of a measurement outside the ideal track..


triebworx t4hd patented usb probe arms

• Impossible-to-confuse USB probe arms

Patented Technology – only available at IMTS/Triebworx.

Problem: CNC measuring programs are indispensable in production measurement. Are you sure that the right probe was selected from a list of similar probes prior to the measuring sequence ?
The T4HD with impossible-to-confuse USB probe arms prevents probe damage and measuring errors due to incorrectly selected or calibrated probes.


triebworx t4hd z-column

• Slim Z-column

Problem: Contour and roughness measuring devices with a solid Z-column can prevent an unobstructed view of the drillings and test pieces during the teach-in phase of the measuring programs.
Longer test pieces, such as shafts or ball screws, must often be shortened for the measurement in order to avoid collisions with the measuring device.
The T4HD with its slim Z-column also easily permits measurements of longer test pieces. And provides an unobstructed view of drillings and the measurement assembly.


triebworx t4hd 3-d error compensation

• Motorised 3-D measuring device design

Problem: Double-sided scanning 2-axis contour measuring devices generally violate the stylus principle with unavoidable 3-D alignment errors from the upper to the lower probe tip. Contour measuring devices with manually operated lateral adjustment cannot provide error compensation here.
The T4HD with 3-D error compensation enables the stylus principle even with double-sided CNC measurements.


triebworx t4hd full hd monitor


• 24“ 16:9 full HD monitor

Eliminate the need for tedious work on small 4:3 monitors and see extremely fine details on the 24“ 16:9 full HD monitor of the T4HD.


triebworx t4hd roughness measurement

• Standard-compliant roughness measurement

Problem: Due to their unstable advance, stepper motor drives cause a broad range of resonances and vibrations in contour measuring devices. Especially roughness measurements can suffer a loss in quality and may have to be loaded with nonstandardised and therefore excessively high tracking forces in order not to loose the probe contact to the test piece.

The T4HD, with its super-silent, low resonance X and Z-drive, guarantees standard-compliant roughness measurement such as DIN EN ISO 4287:2010-07 | DIN EN ISO 4288:1998-04 | DIN EN ISO 11562:1998-09 | DIN EN ISO 13565-1:1998-04 | DIN EN ISO 13565-2:1998-04.


triebworx t4hd optimized cnc speed


• Speed-optimised CNC repeat measurements

Problem: CNC measuring programs are often stored in the PC via teach-in processes. Running these programs can waste a great deal of time in the measuring sequence.
For a fast measuring program, it is often necessary to run a very large number of teach-in attempts.
Relax while teaching in the T4HD and you will immediately save time with speed-optimised CNC repeat measurements.



• Permanently stable probe force switching

Problem: Servo-driven probe force switching is subject to wear and must be replaced at different intervals depending on the degree of utilisation.
With its permanently stable, servo-free probe force switching, the T4HD eliminates high maintenance costs.


triebworx t4hd probe tip control


• Auto calibration

Problem: Necessary probe tip checks under a microscope.
With its auto calibration function, the T4HD always provides you with a visualisation of its probe tips.


triebworx t4hd form fitting probe tips


• Form-fitting HD probe tips

Problem: Probe tips mounted twisted can result in measuring errors.
If necessary, you can change the form-fitting HD probe tips of the T4HD with a click without tools or even dangerous adhesive.



Technical data T4HD-Aero:
Measuring in the range of 200 x 205 mm (X, Z), 20 mm (Y)
Dimensions: 592 x 492 x 220 mm (B,H,T)
Weight: 45 kg
Table load capacity: 50 kg

Technical data T4HD-XL-Aero:
Measuring in the range of 350 x 305 mm (X, Z), 20 mm (Y)
Dimensions: 792 x 592 x 220 mm (B,H,T)
Weight: 48 kg
Table load capacity: 50 kg

Technical data TXaero pressure control unit:
USB-control unit for Windows 7 / 32 & 64 Bit and Windows XP / 32 Bit
24 VDC operating voltage via international power adapter

TXaero USB control unit
In this picture: TXaero USB control unit and schematic illustration of the complete aero installation

Scope of delivery for T4HD-Aero upgrade
• Compressed air processing with essential pneumatic components to connect to your corporate compressed air network
• T4HD-Aero measuring boards
• TXaero USB control unit
• Conversion of your T4HD / T4HD-XL to T4HD-Aero with aerostatic bearing in our factory

Scope of delivery for new T4HD-Aero and new T4HD-XL-Aero
• Same as T4HD / T4HD-XL contour and roughness measurement device, but already fitted/provided with all equipment and functions of the T4HD-aero upgrade

Optional accessories:
Base unit for shock and vibration suppression, specially adapted to T4HD / T4HD-XL and problematic installation conditions.

T4HD-Aero base unit for shock and vibration suppression.
In this picture: T4HD-Aero base unit for shock and vibration suppression.