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Taylor Hobson Stylus Profiler

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Contact details

van Driel, Jos
Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE), Precision and Microsystems Engineering
Mekelweg 2, 2628 CD Delft
Tel : +31 (0)15 27 86838
E-mail : J.A.S.vanDriel@tudelft.nl
Website : Not available

General Information


Taylor Hobson Stylus Profiler


Simultaneous measurement of dimension, form and surface texture.


Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering, Laboratory equipment Mechanics of Materials, Hal 5A, Mekelweg 2, Delft (building #34)

Key words:

surface finish, form, curvature, inclination, roughness, waviness, pneumo

Main application:

The Taylor Hobson Talysurf Model 120 stylus profiler is a precision metrology instrument used for measuring surface texture.

Instrument specification

Taylor Hobson

Talysurf Series 2

Traverse length:
120 mm

Straightness of traverse (column mounted):
1.0 micron (within two parallel lines spaced 1.0 micron apart) over the entire 120 mm range

Traverse speeds:
1.0 mm / sec and 0.5 mm/sec (+/- 5%)

Column traverse:
450 mm

Stylus range:
6 mm range

Stylus tip radius:
1.5 - 2.5 micron

Stylus force over full range:
0.7 - 1.0 mN