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OTS 3D touch-trigger tool setter

For tool measuring and broken tool detection on small to medium machining centres.

Rapid measurement of tool length and diameter.

Cable-free for unrestricted machine movement.

Direction-adjustable infrared optical module.

3D touch-trigger

Compact 3D touch-trigger tool setter with optical signal transmission used for broken tool detection and rapid measurement of tool length and diameter on a wide range of tools.

Compatible with Renishaw optical modulated receivers.

Features and benefits

  • Proven kinematic design.
  • Exceptional resistance to light interference with modulated transmission.
  • Direction-adjustable infrared optical module.
  • Cable-free for unrestricted machine movement and ease of installation.
  • 1.00 μm 2σ repeatability.

Previously it could take 1.5 hours to set a job that took 4.5 hours of machining; that was totally unacceptable. Now we can do the same set-up in 10 minutes, immediately freeing up 1 hour 20 minutes to cut more metal, which we make money on.

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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.

  • GoProbe – entry-level package for simple workpiece set-up and tool setting routines.
  • Renishaw tool setting software – entry-level package for simple tool setting and broken tool detection routines.


Compatible interfaces / transmission units – OMI-2T, OSI with OMM-2.