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.

Touch probes TC53-20 | TC63-20 - 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
  • 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
  • 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 measuring 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 by 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-dependent thermal behaviour of machining centres.

Modular System

The measuring system’s modular design allows for customer-specific adaptation to special measurement 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

Perfectly suitable for mass production under the harshest conditions.

Touch probe TC53-20
Touch probe TC63-20
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

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