The global spreading of the Corona virus COVID 19 leaves us facing challenges of an unexpected kind!


The well-being and safety of our employees at Status Pro GmbH (Ltd.) is of utmost priority. The result of our precautionary measures ensures continuity in delivering the highest standards of business and operational performance during these difficult times.


We are still 100% prepared and ready, either:

  • over the phone
  • through the Internet/vidcons etc.
  • on-site if necessary

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All departments are still contactable, under implementation of the new safety regulations (partly in shift work and partly as home-office).




We can still help you with training in spite of these difficult times.

  • In the Form of a Video-steam Conference or Demo:
    We can show you all our instruments and many applications including software through live streaming from our Training center.
  • In some cases we can also visit you at your premises:
    Sometimes there is no alternative performing test measurements on your machine.  Particularly if the is new for us or or the requirements are not typical.
    In such cases with some planning and with the correct protective equipment and procedures we can come to your facility.


Maybe this is a good opportunity to freshen up on training.

  • Per Video-conference:
    Either we do the measuring and stream to you or you do the measurement and stream the video to us. Just call us so that we can plan it.
  • Conventional training at your premises:
    With good planning we can still do conventional trading at your premises.
    We can insure that it is contact free and maintaining the appropriate distance.
    We have the necessary protective clothing.

Service work and surveying, on-site:

Utilise the time at hand to inspect and survey your machinery and ultimately bring it up to scratch for when the ball starts to roll again.
Our professional measurement and adjustment team are ready and prepared for an on-site visit. Observing the new safety regulations (distancing, hygiene, protective clothing etc.) , maintenance work can be carried out as safely as before.This could be an ideal time to have your machine geometry measured. Again with the appropriate planning and equipment we can still do the all the measurements as before. 

Please call us and we will see what we can arrange.



Your Status Pro Team


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Measuring Flatness and Level


Both the same thing? Not quite! With the T430 you can measure both simultaneously. You can also measure the flatness and level of separated objects. Two of more separated tables for example.

Definition of Perpendicularity

The tolerance zone is defined by two parallel planes above and below the best fit plane through the measured data. The tolerance planes are separated by the tolerance t. As with the line above, if we have measured 20 points. The best fit plane is the plane where the sum of the errors (hills and valleys) is a minimum.
Don’t forget: The flatness of a plane makes no comment about how level (wrt gravity) a plane is.




The Tolerance Zone is here, like flatness, defined by two parallel planes above and below the data. The difference here is that the planes must be orthogonal (at right angles) to gravity. In plain English: These measured points are described as level or “in water” when they lie within a given tolerance (t) to a supposed waterline drawn through the average height of the points.

Software Screen

We must first distinguish between flatness and level. 

In mathematics, the flatness of a surface is the degree to which it approximates a mathematical plane. We call this plane level if it is on average orthogonal (at right angles) to gravity. (Sometimes called “in water”). So we only talk about something being level if it is also very flat. 

To measure flatness we require a reference plane. To measure level we require a reference to gravity. Typically we measure a matrix of points or angles and interpolate between these discrete measurements.


Spezification and mechanical Adaption

In engineering applications we measure and sometimes correct the flatness of machine components. In flatness and straightness measurements the mechanical adaptation has a dramatic effect on what we measure. It is important to consider the flatness specification in detail in order to choose an appropriate method.

A flatness can state that all points on the surface shall lie between two parallel planes separated by "X" distance, where "X" is the flatness tolerance. It can specify a tolerable wave over a specific area. Alternatively it can specify the variance of the deviation for a best fit plane. Often the specification will define explicitly or inexplicitly how the measurement must be performed.