Machine tool probes for tool setting and broken tool detection

Renishaw probe systems provide an innovative solution to improve the efficiency of your machine tools.

Tool setting can measure the size of tools before cutting starts, and check for tool damage or breakage during the machining operation.

Save time. Reduce scrap. Stay competitive.

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NC4

NC4

Non-contact tool setting and broken tool detection system
Small - Large machining centresTool setting and tool breakage detectionØ0.03 mm0.1 µm 2 s *
(typical)
1 µm (2 s) at 1 m *
(specified)
N/AClass 2
<1 mW 670nm
N/AN/A

TS27R

TS27R

Contact tool setter
Small - Large machining centresTool settingØ1 mm1 µm 2 s **1.3 N to 2.4 N / 130 gf to 240 gf (4.6 ozf to 8.5 ozf) depending on sense directionN/AXY ±3.5 mm
Z ± 6 mm
N/A

OTS

OTS

Contact tool setter
Small - Medium machining centresTool settingØ1 mm1 µm 2 s **1.3 N to 2.4 N / 130 gf to 240 gf (4.6 ozf to 8.5 ozf) depending on sense directionN/AXY ±3.5 mm
Z ± 6 mm
1/2 AA or AA

RTS

RTS (Radio tool setter)

Contact tool setter
Medium - Large machining centresTool settingØ1 mm1 µm 2 s **1.30 N to 2.40 N, 133 gf to 245 gf (4.68 ozf to 8.63 ozf) depending on sense
direction
N/AXY ±3.5 mm
Z ± 6 mm
AA

TRS2

TRS2

Non-contact broken tool detection system
Small - Large machining centresTool breakage detectionØ0.05 mmN/AN/AClass 2
<1 mW 670nm
N/AN/A

RP3

RP3

Contact tool setter
Small - Large LathesTool setting using Renishaw tool setting armsØ1 mm1 µm 2 s **1.5 N to 3.5 N (5.3 ozf to 12.3 ozf)N/AXY 9°
Z ± 2 mm
N/A

*  Dependent on system, separation and mounting

** Probe module results valid as tested with a 35 mm straight stylus and a velocity of 480 mm/min

Benefits of automated tool setting

Using slip gauges and entering offset data manually takes time and is prone to operator error. Tool setting probes are easily installed on machining centres and CNC turning centres allowing automated operation with the following benefits:

  • Significant time savings with reduced machine downtime
  • Accurate tool length and diameter measurement
  • Automatic tool offset calculation and correction
  • Elimination of manual setting errors
  • In-cycle tool breakage detection
  • Reduced scrap

 

Custom solutions

Custom solutions can be developed by Renishaw's experienced 'Specials' design team.

Useful links

Probe benefits calculatorProbe benefits calculator

Quickly calculate and see the benefits gained from probing on machine tools using our benefits calculator.

 
Machine tool probe selector iconMachine tool probe selector

Quickly identify which probe would best suit your machine shop set-up or inspection needs using our machine tool probe selector.

   

Further reading iconFurther reading

Technical articles about machine tool products, systems and probing techniques.

 

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