Versatile touch probe for die tool and workpiece measurement under the harshest conditions. Precise and fast measurements thanks to innovative, face-geared shark360 measuring mechanism with optoelectronic switch signal generation.

TC54-10 | TC64-10 – The ideal probes for turning machines and pulling measurements

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Wear-free, optoelectronic signal generation
Sectional view of TC53 measuring mechanism signal generation
  • The trigger signal is generated via shading of a miniature light barrier
  • Enables much higher measuring speeds and accuracy than with conventional probes
  • Wear-free with long-term stability
Patented and face-geared shark360 measuring mechanism
Illustration of Shark360 measuring mechanism
  • Face-geared measuring mechanism 
  • Maximum measuring accuracy even with off-centre probing
  • Enables pulling and torsion-exposed measurements
  • Constant deflection forces 
  • No preferred direction
  • Enables the use of extensions and elbows
Reliable and proven transmission technology
Use up to 6 BLUM measuring systems with one receiver
  • TC54-10: Infrared Transmission
  • TC64-10: BRC Radio Technology
  • DUO-Mode: Sequential use of 2 infrared measuring systems with one receiver
  • Sequential use of up to 6 radio measuring systems with one receiver
  • TWIN mode: Simultaneous use of 2 radio measuring systems on one machine
  • Very long battery life
BLUM Workpiece Touch Probes

Touch probes by BLUM can be used for the most varied measurement and monitoring tasks in CNC machining centres.

Position Measurement

Fast determination of current workpiece position (workpiece zero point) prior to machining or after resetting using digital (switching) measurement.

Measurement of Standard Features

Digital (switching) measurement of distances, single points, angles, inside and outside diameters, inside and outside widths on a manufactured workpiece.

Pulling Measurement

Fast measurement of inside widths, outside widths and recesses using pulling/pushing measurements in Z+/Z- with the help of cranked styli.

Workpiece Inspection

Inspection of the manufactured workpieces for machining errors and adherence to manufacturing tolerance by means of control measurements prior to clamping.

Torsion Measurements

Unlike conventional touch probes, the unique shark360 measuring mechanism also allows for measurements in which a torsional force acts on the measuring mechanism.

Adaptive Machining

Determination of parameters for adaptive machining and process control between and after machining steps.

Coolant Load

Reliable and fast measurements in coolant thanks to modern measuring mechanism with enhanced measuring force.

Single & Mass Production

Ideally suited to mass production under the harshest conditions thanks to its rugged design and protection class IP68.

Tool Breakage Detection

Tactile tool breakage detection for use of a stylus with a cube-shaped stylus tip (e.g. in turning machines)

Tool Length Measurement

Tactile tool length measurement for use of a stylus with cube-shaped stylus tip (e.g. in turning machines)

Tool Radius Measurement

Tactile tool radius measurement for use of a stylus with cube-shaped stylus tip (e.g. in turning machines)

Wear Compensation

Tool wear is compensated for by taking measurements on the workpiece and comparing these with the nominal dimension.

Temperature Compensation

Compensation of the temperature-dependant thermal behaviour of machining centres.

Touch Probe TC54-10
Touch probe with infrared transmission
Technical drawing of touch probe
Touch Probe TC64-10
Touch probe with BRC radio transmission
Technical drawing of touch probe
Further product features
  • Max. probing speed: 2 m/min
  • Repeatability: 0.4 µm 2σ
  • Protection class: IP68
  • Approach directions: ±X, ±Y, ±Z

Additional information can be found in the relevant brochure and in the operating manual.

Touch Probe TC54-10 T
Touch probe for turning machine applications
Workpiece measurement with TC54-10 touch probe in a lathe
Receiver Systems
BLUM Receiver RC66

For wireless data transmission between BLUM measuring systems and the machine tool, compact receiver systems incorporating the latest transmission technologies are used.

Quickstart measuring cycle packages
Measurement on lathes with BLUM Quickstart T

Quickstart measuring cycles for BLUM workpiece touch probes are user-friendly subroutines of the machine control. They can be used for workpiece referencing as well as for measuring during the production process.

The following measuring cycle packages are available for the TC54-10 | TC64-10 touch probes:

  • Quickstart
  • Quickstart T
  • Quickstart Z
  • Quickstart M

Applications

Workpiece measurement on a turning machine using the TC54-10 touch probe by BLUM
Workpiece measurement and tool measurement on a turning centre using a TC54-10 touch probe by BLUM

Success Stories

Marcus Christmann
If we plan a similar purchase once again, we will certainly decide on a BLUM product.
Marcus Christmann
General Manager at Helmut Christmann GmbH in Birkenfeld, Germany