P5K: Profile Metrology System

Revolutionize your metrology process with the Glebar P5K Gauging System – the fastest and most accurate solution for medical guidewire measurement. Scanning at a remarkable 16,000 diameter readings per second, the P5K delivers precise, high-quality data that ensures a high-quality product and drives efficiency. Advanced air bearings ensure longevity of the scanner head and eliminate mechanical interference typically associated with faster scans. In one operation, inspectors can easily scan multiple single parts or one long part by clamping the part in the fixture and in one mouse click begin scanning. The simple user interface allows inspectors to quickly determine product quality on the manufacturing floor. Extensive analysis data and traceability features comply with the strictest quality requirements. Plus, with the SQL version, data centralization is a breeze across multiple facilities. Common applications include medical guidewires, arthroscopic shavers, and fasteners.

Medical guidewires

Key Features

  • Motion supported by air bearings for longevity and frictionless motion.
  • Simple, easy-to-use software and user interface.
  • Results are presented to operators as a clear Go or No Go.
  • Detects and measures even minute defects.
  • Measurement is automatic, free of any operator influence.
  • Parts are pulled through an optical micrometer.
  • Fast scanning provides 16,000 readings per second.
  • Capable of providing a diameter and length reading every 30 millionths of an inch.
  • Optical micrometer with no moving parts.
  • Reporting, lot control, and data aggregation for SPC analysis standard.
  • Point-to-point dimensioning by simply clicking on the part features, with unlimited zooming.
  • Mounted on precision lapped granite for a qualified and thermally stable surface.
  • Supports any combination of English and Metric Units (inch, cm, mm).
  • Provides size compensation feedback to the Glebar CAM.2, GT-9AC, and GT-610 CNC.
  • Ability to set warning tolerances to alert the operator before a part goes out of tolerance.
  • All data, templates, results, and raw scan information are stored for easy product traceability.
  • Result data can be imported into Excel, Minitab, or SPC programs.
  • SQL version available to centralize data measurements and templates across plants.


  • Diameter Accuracy: 0.5μm (0.00002”)
  • Machine Weight: 1,300 lbs
  • Diameter Repeatability: +/- 0.03μm (0.000001”)
  • Motor: Ultra smooth linear motor with 0.1μm (0.000004”) resolution
  • Data Rate: 40” (1m) of measurement travel in a single scan. Highspeed, hard real-time data acquisition better than 10kHz.
  • Scan Rate: up to 9” (225mm) per second
  • Power: 110/220 VAC, 50/60Hz, 15/8A
  • Air: 4CFM @ 80PSI
  • Measurable Length: 1m standard; 1.4m, 2m available
  • Machine Footprint: 28” x 76” x 68” (71 x 193 x 172cm)