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Roughness Evaluation of the Side Surface of Piston Rings


Piston ring

Piston ring

Application

Piston rings are attached to pistons to ensure that an engine’s combustion chamber remains airtight. The sides of piston rings need to maintain a certain level of roughness as they slide against the cylinder sleeve (the liner inside the cylinder). This roughness is integral to ensuring the smooth movement of the pistons in the cylinder while minimizing the abrasion caused by friction. Verifying the surface roughness of piston rings is essential during quality management inspections. Because piston rings are thin and ring-shaped, microscopic inspection of the sides involves securing the sample vertically in a customized fixture. When the piston ring is placed on the observation stage of a microscope fixed in this position, it can obstruct the movement of the objective lens.

Piston ring secured in a fixture

Piston ring secured in a fixture

Olympus’ solution

The Olympus LEXT OLS5000 3D measuring laser microscope is used to measure surface roughness.
The OLS5000 microscope, when fitted with an optional extension frame, is capable of measuring samples up to 210 mm in height, enabling the observation of piston rings mounted in a fixture. 

OLS5000 microscope features

  1. The microscope’s extension frame enables the observation/measurement of samples up to 210 mm in height.
  2. Measurement performance is enhanced to 4 times the speed of the previous LEXT model.
  3. Superior resolution (plane resolution: 0.12 µm) achieves high-precision measurement.
  4. Smart scan functionality for the acquisition of high-precision data helps eliminate data inconsistencies between operators.

Roughness evaluation of the side surface of a piston ring

Piston ring set on the stage of a LEXT OLS5000 microscope

Roughness evaluation of the side surface of a piston ring

Piston ring set on the stage of a LEXT OLS5000 microscope

Laser microscopy imagery of the side surface of a piston ring  (50X objective lens; 1x zoom)

Laser microscopy imagery of the side surface of a piston ring         

(50X objective lens; 1x zoom)

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使用奥林巴斯 LEXT OLS5000 激光扫描共焦显微镜,能够通过非接触、非破坏的观察方式轻松实现 3D 观察和测量。仅需按下“Start(开始)”按钮,用户就能在亚微米级进行精细的形貌测量。该产品不仅易于使用,更具备先进功能,能够提供四倍于上一代型号的采集速度。对于需要观察大型样品的客户,LEXT 的长工作距离物镜和选配的扩展机架使得系统能够适用于最大为 210mm 的样本。
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