Laser measuring system with 3D touch probe for setting and monitoring the entire tool spectrum of combined turning/milling machines. Unbeatably precise and reliable thanks to the latest DIGILOG technology, premium laser optics and adapted 3D probe.

LC52-DIGILOG – The all-rounder suitable for every tool. Combines the benefits of two measuring technologies in one compact system.

  • Highlights
  • Applications
  • Measurement of turning tools
  • Features
  • Accessories
The world’s most advanced laser measuring system
Lasermesssystem mit fokussiertem Laserstrahl
  • Highly dynamic measurement of all tool parameters
  • Non-contact measurement of all tool types, shapes, and cutting materials
  • Recognition of changes in geometry such as tool cutting edge wear
  • Consistently good part precision through process-integrated temperature compensation
  • Reliable compensation for spindle drift and runout errors
  • Run-out monitoring detects bad tool holders and soiling
  • Low-manpower, automated operation
DIGILOG Technology
Datenstrom durch DIGILOG-Technologie
  • Up to 60% less measuring and checking time
  • Thousands of measuring values of all tool cutting edges per second
  • Evaluation of a data stream
  • Dynamic adjustment of the measuring speed according to the nominal tool rpm
  • Automatic filtering of dirt and cooling lubricant residue on tool
  • DIGILOG calibration with integrated run-out monitoring
  • In-process reliability under coolant in a new dimension
Premium laser optics & protection system
Laseroptik für Blum Lasermesssystem
  • High-end laser optics for optimum performance under the harshest conditions
  • Repeatability in nanometre range
  • Maximum absolute accuracy with focused laser beam
  • Measurement of micro-tools and very small cutting edge geometries
  • Maximized homogeneity of beam shape for optimum results even under coolant mist
  • Absolute accuracy better than all comparable measuring systems
  • Extremely powerful stream of barrier air to provided optimum protection for the optics
  • Explosive cleaning of the aperture
BLUM standard measuring cycles

The measuring cycles for BLUM laser measuring systems can be used to measure and monitor over 90 % of all conventional cutting tools. The measuring cycles are available for many conventional controls. Your local BLUM-representative will gladly inform you about the range of features for your control.

Tool Breakage Detection

Non-contact breakage detection of centric tools such as drills, mills, engraving tools, taps and reamers.

Tool Setting

Non-contact tool setting in length and radius at nominal speed including compensation of dynamic spindle drift at high rotational speeds.

Single Cutting Edge Monitoring

Monitoring of tools regarding cutting edge breakage and missing tool inserts.

Tool Form Measurement

Setting and monitoring of length, radius and cutting edge radius on tools with circular cutting edge geometry.

Tool Form Monitoring

Monitoring for cracks or wear by scanning the tool cutting edges.

Wear Compensation

Compensation of tool wear using measurements between the machining steps. The wear value is stored as an additive correction value in the tool offset memory.

Temperature Compensation

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

Spindle Control

Erfassung und Dokumentation von Spindelverschleiß zur vorbeugenden Wartung.

* Der Technologiezyklus steht für ausgewählte Steuerungen zur Verfügung.

3D ToolControl

Erfassung von Formfehlern an Werkzeugen. Detaillierte Darstellung von Verschleiß und Defekten an den Werkzeugschneiden

* Der Technologiezyklus steht für ausgewählte Steuerungen zur Verfügung.

RunoutControl*

Rapid run-out monitoring in less than 1 second for highly productive machining centres.

* The technology cycle is available for selected controls.

MicroWearControl*

Fast monitoring of tool cutting edges for microbursts in a highly productive environment.

* The technology cycle is available for selected controls.

ChamferControl*

Length, radius and angle measurement on tools with angular edges such as spot facers, engraving mills, etc.

* The technology cycle is available for selected controls.

ConicalToolControl*

Monitoring of conical cutting tools such as conical thread mills/formers, chamfer cutters, end mills, etc.

* The technology cycle is available for selected controls.

ProfileControl*

Cutting edge monitoring by laser measuring system on freely definable tool geometry.

* The technology cycle is available for selected controls.

ToolTipControl*

Radial high point search by laser measurement for recording the contact point of turning and milling tools.

* The technology cycle is available for selected controls.

GrindControl*

Dynamic measurement of grinding tools and grinding wheels by laser measuring system.

* The technology cycle is available for selected controls.

OrientateTool*

Alignment and orientation of tools for compensating for tool change errors on turning tools, ultrasonic cutters, etc.

* The technology cycle is available for selected controls.

Adaptive Machining

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

Fast tool measurement using 3D touch probe TC76
Tastende Werkzeugeinstellung mit BLUM Messtaster
  • Tactile measurement of non-rotating tools
  • No high point search at the tool cutting edge;
  • Coolant adhering to the tool does not influence the measurement
  • Economic – one system for both turning and milling tools
Option: Pneumatically controlled protection sleeve
Lasermesssystem und Messtaster inklusive pneumatisch gesteuerter Schutzhülse
  • Protection against damage due to chips
  • No coolant adhering to the stylus
  • Maximum in-process reliability
Technical data
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System length260 mm300 mm400 mm500 mm
Max. Tool Ø*314 mm498 mm1154 mm2087 mm
Min. Tool Ø* 26 µm30 µm40 µm50 µm
Repeatability** 0.26 µm 2σ0.3 µm 2σ0.4 µm 2σ0.5 µm 2σ

 
* Risk of collision if tool diameter exceeds opening width. Observe the operating manual!  ** Depending on the mounting situation, stability of the attachment, distance and measuring mode

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

The laser measuring system LC50-DIGILOG is offered as standard in lengths from 260 to 500 mm. Custom lengths and heights available on request.

HPC Nozzle: Reliable tool cleaning
BLUM Reinigungsdüse für Lasermesssystem LC50-DIGILOG

The completely redeveloped HPC nozzle guarantees quick and residue-free removal of coolants, chips and other contaminants.

  • Highest possible cleaning pressure
  • Jet of air guided perfectly towards the measuring position  
  • Integrated check valve
  • Can be mounted on both sides
BLUM smartDock
3 unterschiedliche smartDock

smartDock is a globally unique standard interface for all support systems for the current BLUM laser measuring system series.

  • 3 variants for flexible assembly
  • Only 2 connecting lines
  • High-end pneumatic valves with very short switching times
  • No separate pneumatic unit needed
  • Compatible with all system variants
  • Easy to change to new tool sizes
  • Fast switching for lowest possible machine downtimes
  • Simple laser preparation
LC-VISION
Visualisierung eines Radiusfräsers mit der Software LC-VISION an der CNC-Steuerung

A unique software solution for visualising measurement results on the control screen of CNC machine tools.

  • Detailed representation of wear and defects on the tool cutting edges
  • Visualisation and documentation of spindle wear for preventive maintenance
  • Specification of warning and tolerance limits

Applications

Modern machine tools used for unmanned machining must be equipped with sensors for reliable process monitoring. In this scenario, LaserControl systems can be used for precise tool setting and tool monitoring.

The new LC50-DIGILOG
LC52-DIGILOG hybrid laser measuring system in special size
Hybrid-Lasermesssystem LC52-DIGILOG mit Sonderhöhe