Romer measuring arm ensures everything's fair and square in motor sport
DEKRA is one of the world‘s leading expert organisations. The company is currently active in more than 50 countries. Around 23,000 employees are committed to ensuring long-term safety, quality and environmental protection. In motor sport, DEKRA is the official technical partner for the DTM (German Touring Car Masters). A portable ROMER CMM is always in use at the racing track.
The measuring arm is right on the spot in every race.
Checking that the racing car dimensions and weight of each vehicle and driver comply with the regulations are among the duties for the DEKRA team of Wolfgang Dammert and Volker Noeske during the DTM racing weekends. The DTM speed merchants are invited on a random basis into the DEKRA pit for checking in the practice sessions too.
ROMER arm: Always at hand, always at the ready
At least the first three cars in qualifying and in the races themselves are investigated in detail by the DEKRA team on a carbon-fibre measuring plate, which was specially designed for the DTM and accompanies the team to every racing event. This measuring plate is the reference plane for the dimensional checks. DEKRA uses a ROMER Infinite 2.0 measuring arm to capture the dimensions of the bodywork. This portable coordinate measuring machine has been used at every DTM race all over the world since 2010 season. “The low weight of the ROMER arm means it is easy to take with us to every track. And when it is time for action, the arm is ready for use in a couple of minutes,” says Volker Noeske.