NEXTSENSE: The end for traditional mechanical profile gauges is predicted by Nextsense, which will use InnoTrans 2016 to launch its Calipri Prime portable laser wheel profile measuring device which is aimed at companies with smaller budgets, including freight operators.
Nextsense says it identified a gap in the market between cheap mechanical gauges and expensive tactile and optical profile measurement devices. It claims Calipri Prime’s use of multiple laser lines to capture the wheel profile is a first, eliminating the possibility that tilting might distort the image and thus ensuring consistent and reproducible results even when operated by hand.
‘Calipri Prime provides the high-quality measured data that cutomers expect from our products, but at an affordable price’, says Managing Director Clemens Gasser. ‘It will allow manufacturers, operators and service engineers to check wheel profiles in a matter of seconds with just one hand.’