The CU6 Series

The CU6 Series - Measurements in a Single Profile

The CU6 series is Conoptica’s entry-level 3D die profile measurement series. It has been designed to provide an alternative to other systems available in the market. The instruments provide bearing length and reduction cone measurements using a single profile. While the accuracy and build quality is the same as customers expect from a Conoptica instrument, the available measurement modes are limited to a single axis of movement. The CU6 series is meant as an affordable alternative for customers with less complex measurement requirements.

Conoptica offers two different models, the CU6 and the CU6X. While the accuracy and diameter range are the same for both models, the CU6X is 50% faster than the CU6.


Drawing Die Profile
Enables single-axis measurement of round drawing dies. The module offers 2 different measurement modes:
– Single Profile – Casing Axis: For measuring single profiles related to the die casing.
– Diameter – Casing Axis: For measuring diameter and ovality only (no 3D data)

An Application Note is available upon request for more detailed description of the different measurement modes.

Shaped Die Cross-Section
This module is a simplified version of the Shaped Die Profile. It will only provide 2D measurements, and is intended for systems without dual rotating axis.

Enameling Die
Specially adapted to measure the typical geometry of enameling dies, this module is useful for accurate 2D and 3D measurements of such dies.

Wire, Pin & Needle
Fast and simple 2D measurement of wire samples, pins, needle angles etc. Useful for verification of grinding needle angles, sampling drawn wire and more.

X-Cut Section
For special applications, Conoptica offers the possibility to inspect cross-sections of various products, like shaped wire, rings, machined parts etc. This module is special in that it requires a special objective to be installed in the Conoptica measurement system. This objective is of type ‘Brightfield’, as opposed to the normal objectives used in the
CU11/CU6/CU4 systems. (The CU20 uses Brightfield technology only.)


Diameter Range
Minimum diameter: 0.020 mm (0.00079 in)
Maximum diameter: 7.000 mm (0.27559 in)

Max Casing Size
Diameter: 55 mm (2.16 in)
Height: 30 mm (1.18 in)
Weight: 0.300 kg

Please contact us for accuracy details.

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