CNC Touch Probes
Blum's TC series of Touch Probes for "In-machine" Measurement represent the culmination of more than 30 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 wear free optical trigger.
These features differentiate TC50 from other touch probes, and provide substantial advantages in reduced inspection cycle times, ease of programming and superior measurement accuracy.
The application of Blum's expertise and the company's total focus on the production environment 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.
TC50 series CNC touch probes utilise infrared communications and are well suited to the majority of CNC machining centres.
TC60 series CNC touch probes utilise radio communications to suit large machines and deep bore measurement applications.
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 operating cycles allows on-machine inspection to be implemented by simple and logical G-code probe cycle commands, readily implemented with minimal operator training. Integrated Graphical GUI screens are also available for Siemens, Heidenhain and Fanuc control systems.
For the perfect implementation of On-Machine-Measurement, Blum's advanced FormControl software provides very easy to use CAD model based metrology with automated path generation and rapid and clear reporting of surface deviations from the model.