Renishaw probe systems provide an innovative solution to improve the efficiency of your machine tools.
Tool setting can measure the size of tools before cutting starts, and check for tool damage or breakage during the machining operation.
Save time. Reduce scrap. Stay competitive.
Benefits of automated tool setting
Using slip gauges and entering offset data manually takes time and is prone to operator error. Tool setting probes are easily installed on machining centres and CNC turning centres, allowing automated operation with the following benefits:
- Significant time savings with reduced machine downtime
- Accurate tool length and diameter measurement
- Automatic tool offset calculation and correction
- Elimination of manual setting errors
- In-cycle tool breakage detection
- Reduced scrap
Tool setting and broken tool detection systems
|Contact tool setter and broken tool detection||Machine type||Transmission type||Minimum tool detection||Repeatability (2σ)|
|OTS||Small – medium||Optical||Ø1.0 mm||1.0 µm|
|RTS||Medium – large||Radio||Ø1.0 mm||1.0 µm|
|TS27R||Small – large||Hard-wired||Ø1.0 mm||1.0 µm|
|TS34||Small – large||Hard-wired||Ø1.0 mm||1.0 µm|
|Primo™ Radio 3D Tool Setter||Small – medium||Radio||Ø1.0 mm||1.0 µm|
|Primo™ LTS||Small – large||Hard-wired||Ø0.1 mm||0.75 µm|
|Non-contact tool setter and broken tool detection||Machine type||Transmission type||Minimum tool detection||Repeatability (2σ)|
|NC4||Small – large||Hard-wired||Ø0.03 mm||0.10 µm|
|NCPCB||PCB machine||Hard-wired||Ø0.10 mm||0.50 µm|
|Broken tool detection
|TRS2||Small – large||Hard-wired||Ø0.2 mm|
|Tool setting Arms||Machine type||Transmission type||Repeatability (2σ)||Probe|
|Lathe and multi-tasking machines||Hard-wired||5.00 μm
(6 in to 15 in arms)8.00 μm
(18 in to 24 in arms)
1.0 µm 2σ repeatability
|HPGA (automatic)||Lathe, multi-tasking machines and grinders||Hard-wired||3.00 μm||LP2 or MP250|
Custom solutions can be developed by Renishaw’s experienced ‘Specials’ design team.
Relevant machine tool literature
The type of probing system that you need will depend on your machine tool and the nature of the probing application. This document focuses on the main applications for probing on machine tools. It contains an introduction to the use of probing for each application, plus guidance on the selection of the most appropriate system and technical information about each probe.