Blum's latest TC50 series of Touch Probes for On-machine Measurement represent the culmination of more than 25 years of touch probe development by Blum, and provide major advantages to machine users. The combination of high speed measurement capability (up to 5,000mm/min) and highly consistent trigger operation in all directions are characteristic of its precision optical trigger. These features differentiate TC50 from other touch probes, and
provide substantial advantages in reduced inspection cycle times, ease of programming and excellent measurement accuracy. The application of Blum's expertise and strong focus on production delivers other important advantages in operation, including excellent swarf and chip resistance, crash protection, long battery life, fast stylus change-over and minimised calibration requirements.
To allow the powerful inspection capabilities of the touch probes to be readily accessed by the machine operator, two highly user-friendly software levels are available. QuickStart allows on-machine inspection to be implemented by simple and logical G-code commands, readily implemented with minimal operator training, while FormControl provides a very easy to use CAD model based metrology software capability with automated path generation and rapid and clear reporting of surface deviations from the model.