What We Delivered

Key Objectives

The Taylor Hobson Form Talysurf PGI NOVUS is the most advanced system for surface finish, contour, 3D and diameter measurement, delivering unique benefits for both design and production. DesignEdge was tasked with developing the enclosure for both Talysurf unit and contour gauge. The gauge had to be light weight and adjustable, whilst maintaining a dynamic aesthetic in any position. The gauge moulding construction also had to allow for calibration and an extension system.

Result

Our design team produced a visually exciting range of designs, exploring strong surface geometry and bold 2-tone colour combinations, at the same time integrating mechanical and geometric constraints, ergonomics, internal component architecture, serviceability and optimum low cost manufacturing processes. The aesthetic develops and enhances the Taylor Hobson branding to the next level, reinforcing its reputation for well thought out, reliable and ultra-precise measurement instrumentation.

“We have worked with Design Edge and Bruce for many years on several projects – a good business to do business with!”

Dr Bob BennettTechnical Director
Look Inside

Advanced Surface Finish, Contour, 3D and Diameter Measuring Equipment

Taylor Hobson’s Form Talysurf PGI NOVUS is the most advanced system for surface finish, contour, 3D and diameter measurement, delivering unique benefits for both design and production.

High impact design for metrology instrumentation

The ultimate measuring accuracy for large-scale surface profiling with unrivalled accuracy at the submicron range. The Talysurf® PGI NOVUS represents a significant step forward for measurement speed and accuracy for complex shapes.

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The blue lower moulding further enhances the Taylor Hobson branding and splits the enclosure maximising the visual impact.
The soft curves of the design lend themselves to the polyurethane moulding process.
The gauge plate is constructed from a simple reverse printed laser cut adhesive mounted panel.
The gauge assembly has removable panels that allow the unit to be calibrated. The injection mouldings are lightweight so they do not affect the function of the gauge.
The stylus can angle up and down to measure both complex internal and external surfaces.
The gauge is adjustable. It can rotate and slide along the unit allowing it to measure a variety of sized components. The PGI gauge is also available in two lengths.