Special tool measurement systems for turning machines and turning/milling centres for adaptation to customer-specific tasks. Precise tool setting and monitoring using innovative, face-geared shark360 measuring mechanism with optoelectronic switch signal generation.

TC53-20 | TC63-20 touch probes - Measure and monitor turning tools in the process

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Wear-free, optoelectronic 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
Unique, patented shark360 measuring mechanism
shark360 measuring mechanism with face gearing
  • High-precision, face-geared measuring mechanism
  • Defined deflection direction and constant deflection forces
  • Extremely fast measurements
  • Maximum measuring accuracy even with off-centre probing
Reliable and proven transmission technology
Use up to 6 BLUM touch probes with one receiver
  • TC53-20: Infrared Transmission
  • TC63-20: 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 Tool Setting Probes

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

Tool Breakage Detection

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

Tool Length Measurement

Automatic setting and wear monitoring of tools by quick and precise length measurement.

Tool Radius Measurement

Automatic recording of tool diameter and wear through quick and precise radius measurement.

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.

Modular System

The modular design of the measuring system enables customer-specific adaptation for special measuring tasks. BLUM offers a comprehensive range of accessories such as extensions and elbows for this purpose.

Coolant Load

Reliable and fast measurements in coolant thanks to modern measuring mechanism and robust design.

Mass Production

Ideally suited to mass production under the harshest conditions.

Touch Probe TC53-20
Tool setting probe with infrared transmission
Technical drawing of TC53-20 tool measuring probe
Touch Probe TC63-20
Tool setting probe with BRC radio transmission
Technical drawing of TC63-20 tool measuring probe
Product features
  • Max. probing speed: 2 m/min
  • Min. tool diameter: 1 mm*
  • Repeatability: 0.4 µm 2σ
  • Protection class: IP68
  • Approach directions: ±X, ±Y, -Z
  • Very long battery life

* Depending on geometry and material of tool. Probing force must not result in damage to tool.

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

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.