New Die Drawing Measuring
Instrument: DIAM 6 3D
In an idyllic town near Frankfurt, Germany called
Odenwald, KJM designs and produces measuring
instruments for the ‘Wire and Cable Industry’.
One of the latest products is the DIAM 6
measuring unit, which specializes in measuring
the geometry of drawing and enameling dies
such as the reduction angle, bearing length and
An especially unique quality of this new model is the
3D feature, which is generated by the measured data.
The 360 zero recording of several contours enables a 3
dimensional (3D) visualization of the wire entry and
exit area. This instrument can display and measure
the whole reduction area and additionally render
the data available as CAD-‐Data to make further
measurements in a CAD-‐program.
2D image of 2 profiles
The standard DIAM 6 locates the actual contour
This provides a significantly more precise measuring
points and intersections of the die surface. It works
accuracy of the various contour points, and for the
like a non-‐contact coordinate measuring instrument. first time not only allows accurate measuring of the
Whereas the new DIAM 6 determines the contour
die, but also displays the actual die contour.
points in both axes directly on the drawing area
surface (2D). No additional calculations necessary!
3D image and corresponding results of the whole measurement
12 WIRE NEWS September 2019