The CRYSTA-Apex V series

FTA - S3000 - Measurement Systems - Mitutoyo - Indicate Technologies


The FTA-S3000 is one of the fastest surface roughness testers, thanks to its rapid measuring unit speeds. It offers a range of model sizes and is available with three different surface roughness detector holders for versatile measurement options.

Product Features 

The inclusion of an arm on the Z1-axis contour detector, utilizing a magnet-type attachment system, enhances measurement efficiency.

The hot swapping capability enables seamless switching between the roughness detector and optional contour detector without the need to power off the machine.

The toolless replacement mechanism, featuring a thumb-turn clamp, allows for quick and effortless switching between detectors.
The stylus drop detection feature promptly identifies any sudden stylus drop and halts the measurement operation.

Collision monitoring for the magnet arm and detector cover ensures safe measurements even during high-speed movements.

Optional accessories for automatic measurement streamline processes from setup to measurement, providing automation capabilities.

Technical Specifications


Technical Data

The Formtracer Avant S3000 Series Surface Roughness Tester, featuring a single-sided stylus, offers exceptional drive speed for the drive unit and column axis, along with a quick stroke return speed for accelerated measurements. 

The rapid movement of the measuring unit, combined with optional accessories for automated surface leveling during setup, reduces measurement time and operator workload. 

The single-sided stylus ensures precise one-sided and bottom measurements, while the surface roughness detector head can be effortlessly replaced with an optional contour detector, expanding the capabilities of the Formtracer Avant S3000 to handle complex measurements.
Technical Data
Resolution X-Axis:
1.97μin / .05μm

Measuring Method:
Linear encoder

Drive speed:
0 - 3.1 in/s / 0 - 80 mm/s

Measuring Speed:
.00078 - .78 in/s / .2 - 20 mm/s

Traversing Direction:

Column resolution:

Column Resolution:

Z2-axis Measuring Method:
ABS linear encoder

Column Z2-Axis Drive Speed:
0 - 1.2in/s / 0 - 30mm/s

Detector Z-Range:
320, 3200, 32000μin / 8, 80, 800μm

Detector Z-resolution:
.004, .04, .4μin / .0001, .001, .01μm

Detection Method:
Skidless / Skid / Differential inductance

Measuring Force:

Skid Radius of Curvature:
1.57" / 40mm