An instrument ideally suited to measure the wear depths from the Oral Wear Simulator has a motorized X-Y stage automatically moves the specimen under a diamond-tipped arm with a precision sensor to record depths.
The two precision ball bearing positioning tables driven by stepping motors provide consistent, controllable translation. Their motion is automated to execute a programmed profiling routine. Contact profiling takes place though a diamond-tipped stylus with a 0.1 micron sensitivity.
A stereo-microscope is focused on the plane of the specimen for easy positioning. The transducer is connected to a data acquisition unit which is connected to a PC through a USB connection. It has accompanying software that easily exports to a spreadsheet so that you have everything necessary to make accurate profilometry measurements of a wide variety of surfaces.