Applications using Dimensional Measurement Products
Turbine Blade Profile Measurement
Blade profile as well as the connection between the turbine blade and wheel place high demands on most measurement equipment. As turbine blade design also varies with use, the universal 3D measuring machine PMS with its fully integrated 4th axis and multisensory technology is ideally suited to this task, allowing blade profile to be measured at different intersection planes. Combining optical, touch and scanning probes and advanced software, the PMS has a number of features which are important for blade measurement – for example RPS alignment allows a comprehensive reference point to be set for the blade measurement. Scanning speed and touch area can also be pre-adjusted before measurement. Blade roots can also be measured precisely and evaluated with Bestfit software.