NC4 non-contact tool setter
High-precision, high-speed, non-contact tool measuring and broken tool detection on all sizes of vertical and horizontal machining centres, multi-tasking machines and all gantry machining centres.
Fast, robust and highly repeatable.
Brings probing to small machines.
Allows fast, non-contact tool setting and tool breakage detection on a variety of machining centres.
Available as fixed system and separate system variants, the NC4 incorporates the unique MicroHole™ protection system and the innovative fail‑safe PassiveSeal™, maintaining IPX8 environmental protection.
Precision optics are supplied as standard. These enable the compact series to achieve unsurpassed performance in a unit particularly suited to small machines and machines where space is at a premium, while separate systems allow simple installation on large machine tools with a range of up to 5 metres.
For applications using small diameter tools, the NC4+ is available, providing excellent performance with small tools and superb tool-to-tool accuracy.
Features and benefits
- Precise tool length and tool diameter measurement.
- High-speed broken tool detection mode.
- Measures and detects tools of Ø0.03 mm or larger (dependent on separation and mounting).
- Compact design is ideal for machines where large non-contact systems are unsuitable.
- Reliable in the harshest of environments.
- ±0.10 μm 2s repeatability.
If it wasn't for the Renishaw system, the machine could, for example, operate with a broken cutting tip, with disastrous results. Furthermore, since tools are checked for breakage automatically, one operator can easily manage both machines: all he needs to do is load the pieces and ensure that everything is running smoothly.
Tool setting software options
The following macro-based software packages can be used to program tool setting and broken tool detection routines on CNC machining centres.
Compatible interfaces / transmission units – NCi-5
For quick start guides and installation guides, go to hardware support – NC4