Model 1000

Model 1000 Automatic Surface Finish Measuring Machine

The Adcole Model 1000 represents the state of the art in surface roughness measurement for crankshafts, camshafts and other cylindrical components. The machine is pre-programmed to be positioned at the same locations, scan and report identical measurements for every part. Operators simply need to load and unload the part.


In addition to its unprecedented accuracy, this product is also the fastest system for taking critical surface measurements. Crankshafts are typically measured in each quadrant as specified in the part drawings. Camshafts are measured on the opening and closing ramps, as well as, the base circle and top of the camlobe.

Automatic Surface Texture Gage


  • Camshafts
    • cam lobes
    • bearing journals
    • thrust surfaces
  • Crankshafts
    • main bearing journals
    • rod journals
    • thrustfaces
    • pin journal sidewalls
    • post and flange diameters
  • Balance shafts
  • Transmission shafts


The base gage is a rugged self-standing horizontal granite surface plate with affixed headstock, tailstock and carriage. The styli are 5 µm or 2 µm diamond tipped, ruby skidded type. There are three styli: one for axial scans and two for side wall radial scans. Scanned data is immediately available for review on the touchscreen monitor or printing with zoom capability.

Features at a Glance

  • Easy to use operator interface and software
  • Windows-based interface for flexibility and compatibility
  • High data density: 2000 data points per mm
  • Self-contained, sealed and air conditioned operator console for shop floor or clean lab environments
  • Simple menu-driven utility programs for making changes or setting up a new part
  • Statistical data can be maintained for process control or forwarded to centralized SPC data collection point
  • Stylus tips are calibrated and verified using a multi-patch master
  • Gage sits on isolator mounts to eliminate objectionable vibration
  • Fast cycle times permits more parts to be inspected per shift

Measuring Parameters

Ra, Rp, Tp, Rsk, Htp-1/2/3/4/5/6, Rt, Rpm, Rz (DIN), Rp/Rt, Rk, Rpk, Rvk, MR1, MR2, R3z and others.

Evaluation Standards

Surface finish parameters are measured and evaluated in accordance with definitions established by the International Standards, ISO 4287 – 1997. Other standards that are accepted in specified countries will be reviewed and commented on individually.