The M3-Incremental display is a latest generation tool allowing any dimensional control to be carried out with 1 or 2 incremental sensors. This M3 allows the connection of incremental sensors (Heidenhain type), as well as linear scales.
The M3-Incremental display is a last generation tool allowing to realize any dimensional control with 1 or 2 incremental sensors
This M3 allows to connect incremental sensors (Heidenhain type), as well as linear rules.
The M3 is equipped with a 4.3'' touch screen allowing a very clear visualization of the dimensions as well as a simplified configuration of the device. The touch screen is resistive, so it is possible to use it with gloves.
The M3 has different communication means (USB or RS232) allowing to transmit measurements to a PC and/or to control the display remotely.
Its case, machined in a solid aluminum block, offers to the M3 an unequalled robustness, even used in severe industrial environment (cutting oil etc...)
M3 displays are not only compatible with the entire Heidenhain's range of probes and scale(Certo, MT12, MT25, MT101, Specto...) but it offers a great flexibility and a wide panel of functions with a user friendly interface.
Many functions and operating modes can be defined:
The M3 is equipped with a mini-USB connector with 2 functions
1. Power supply via a supplied wall transformer.
2. Measurement transmission: When the M3 is connected in USB to a PC, it is detected as a keyboard with the standard drivers of your operating system (Windows, MacOS, Linux...). When you transfer measurements from the M3, they appear on your computer screen as if they had been entered on the keyboard. No need to install any specific driver or software.
Advantages of this feature:
The M3 has 2 probe inputs, 1 RS232 connector, 1 USB connector for power and/or communication, 1 multifunction footswitch input, 1 M-Bus connector for I/O box and an On/Off switch.
As an option, it is possible to connect an M-Bus box with 8 opto-coupler isolated inputs/outputs (ref Metro : MB-IO).
The outputs are equivalent to the " PNP open collector " type and can be used with an external DC power supply from 12 to 30 volts maximum.
- Part 1 or 2 good or bad
- Start of dynamic measurement
- Measurement transfer
- Change of range
It is possible to connect the M3 to a PLC to create an automated sorting bench. This communication uses the MODBUS-RTU protocol
Diameter measurement in 3 points on a PMS table. By entering the "3 points diameter" mode on the M3, the diameter of the measurement keys will have to be filled in (as it is taken into account in the calculation formula) and 2 standards will have to be used for the calibration.
Measurement of very small watch parts. Here the M3 is connected with a Heidenhain SPECTO probe, mounted on a Sylvac PS15 measuring bench.
Retrofit of a small manual milling machine. Installation of 2 Heidenhain linear scales on the machine, connected to a M3 display with the double bargraph display mode, allowing to see both axis.
Internal diameter measurements on 2 different parts. Here the M3 displays only 1 characteristic. When the operator move a probe, the corresponding measurement appears on the screen. This functionnality allows to use only 1 display for 2 parts, and the operator has not to touch the display or change parameters for switching the part. A footswitch can be connect for preseting or to transfert the data to a computer.
The MB-IO M-Bus box has 8 optocoupled inputs/outputs for additional functionality, e.g. output of good or bad parts, calibration input etc. The M-Bus units are presented in an aluminum profile that can be mounted on a standard DIN rail. More details on this page: M-BUS
This robust and ergonomic button is made on a machined aluminum base.
It advantageously replaces the pedal when it is used on a table.
Compatible with all Metro products: Displays and multiplexers.
This sturdy pedal can be configured in different ways: calibration, measurement transmission, start of dynamic measurement etc...
Allows the connection of compatible M-Bus boxes to an M3 display for Heidenhain probes or Air gages.
The M3 for inductives probes require a cable ref 81210-2
This adapter cable allows to connect 1 Magnescale sensor (Sony) on a M2 (ref 15000) or M3 (ref 13000) TTL. The SUBD-15 connector contains an electronic card which manages the error signal of a Magnescale sensor.
This cable is used to connect the M2/M3 to a computer.
This cable allows to connect the Heidenhain sensors with the M23 round plug and 11µA signal on a M2 (ref 15020) or M3 (ref 13020) display.
This cable allows to connect 1 Mitutoyo sensor on a M3 TTL (ref 13000) display.
This cable is used to connect the M2/M3 to a Metro Mux multiplexer
The MB-TP module is used to read a type K thermocouple or a PT100 probe and use it on a Metro display to create an alarm on a temperature variation or to perform temperature compensation of the measurement.