Notepad Video: Why Use a Skid?

A surface roughness gage is susceptible to outside influences such as vibration, which will introduce errors to the measurement. A larger-radius “skidded” probe will stabilize the stylus…but it can cause other errors as well. In this Notepad Series video we describe how a skid can improve your measurements, and we show potential pitfalls that may adversely affect your data.

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