Universal touch probe systems for extremely fast measurements under the harshest conditions in medium and large machine tools. Superior precision and speed due to modern, multi-directional measuring mechanism with optoelectronic switch signal generation.
TC50 | TC60 touch probes – Manufacture more productively with measuring speeds of up to 3 m/min
Wear-free, optoelectronic signal generation
High-precision, rotationally symmetrical measuring mechanism
Reliable and proven transmission technology
BLUM Workpiece Touch Probes
Touch probe systems by BLUM can be used for the most varied measurement and monitoring tasks in machine tools.
Fast determination of current workpiece position (workpiece zero point) prior to machining or after resetting using digital (switching) measurement.
Digital (switching) measurement of distances, single points, angles, inside and outside diameters, inside and outside widths on a manufactured workpiece.
The touch probes can be used for contour measurements using the FormControl measurement software.
Inspection of the manufactured workpieces for machining errors and adherence to manufacturing tolerance by means of control measurements prior to clamping.
Determination of parameters for adaptive machining and process control between and after machining steps.
Reliable and fast measurements in coolant thanks to modern measuring mechanism with enhanced measuring force.
Ideally suited to mass production under the harshest conditions thanks to its rugged design and protection class IP68.
Tool wear is compensated for by taking measurements on the workpiece and comparing these with the nominal dimension.
Compensation of the temperature-dependant thermal behaviour of machining centres.
Further product features
- Max. probing speed: 3 m/min
- Repeatability: 0.3 µm 2σ
- Protection class: IP68
- Approach directions: ±X, ±Y, -Z
Additional information can be found in the relevant brochure and in the operating manual.
Quickstart measuring cycle packages
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 TC50 | TC60 touch probes:
- Quickstart Basic
- Quickstart T
- 3D Vector Probing
FormControl measurement software
FormControl V4 measurement software – Measuring at the click of a mouse in CNC milling machines
In BLUM we have found a partner that can offer us high-quality products and corresponding service. In addition, we have been extremely satisfied with the BLUM touch probes for years.