Versatile, hard-wired touch probe for tool and workpiece measurement in highly productive conditions. Precise and fast measurements thanks to innovative, face-geared shark360 measuring mechanism with optoelectronic switch signal generation.
TC76 touch probe – The ideal probe for tool measurement in turning machines
Wear-free, optoelectronic signal generation
Patented and face-geared shark360 measuring mechanism
BLUM Touch Probes
The TC76 touch probe can be used both for workpiece measurement as well as tool measurement.
Non-contact breakage detection of centric tools such as drills, mills, engraving tools, taps and reamers.
Automatic setting and wear monitoring of tools by quick and precise length measurement.
Automatic recording of tool diameter and wear through quick and precise radius measurement.
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.
Compensation of the temperature-dependant thermal behaviour of machining centres.
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.
Fast measurement of inside widths, outside widths and recesses using pulling/pushing measurements in Z+/Z- with the help of cranked styli.
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.
Inspection of the manufactured workpieces for machining errors and adherence to manufacturing tolerance by means of control measurements prior to clamping.
Unlike conventional touch probes, the unique shark360 measuring mechanism also allows for measurements in which a torsional force acts on the measuring mechanism.
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 and robust design.
Ideally suited to mass production under the harshest conditions thanks to its rugged design and protection class IP68.
Further product features
- Max. probing speed: 2 m/min
- Repeatability: 0.4 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 TC76 touch probe:
- Quickstart T
- Quickstart Z
- Quickstart M