Our smallest cable-free touch probe to date for workpiece and tool measurement in CNC machine tools. It is deployed in compact milling, turning and millturning centres used for microprocessing, medical technology and the measurement of components on machines for additive manufacturing.

TC55 – Ultra-compact all-rounder with infrared transmission

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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
Patented and face-geared 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
Reliable and proven transmission technology

This touch probe is available with infrared technology:

  • Extremely fast and reliable transmission
  • Sequential use of 2 infrared measuring systems with one receiver (DUO-Mode)
  • Smallest cable-free touch probe from BLUM

Further information

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-exposed 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 the machining steps.

Coolant load

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

Single & mass production

Perfectly suitable for mass production under the harshest conditions thanks to robust design and protection class IP68.

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-dependent thermal behaviour of machining centres.

Further product features
  • High-quality stainless steel housing
  • Max. probing speed: 2 m/min
  • Repeatability: 0.3 µm 2σ
  • Protection class: IP68
  • Approach directions: ±X, ±Y, ±Z
Receiver systems

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

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 touch probe:

  • Quickstart
  • Quickstart T
  • Quickstart Z
  • Quickstart M