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Questions on Renishaw contact tool setters

Below is the list of frequently asked questions for Renishaw's contact tool setting probes.

Q:  Tool setter alignment?

A:  See either TS27R or OTS installation movies. 

Q:  How do I measure an off-center tool without approximate tool length input

A: You can't, an approximate tool length is always needed. 

Q:  How do I measure dia. 0.5 mm small tool?

A:  By slowing down the measuring feedrate. 

Q:  How do I change approach and measuring feedrate?

A:  You need to amend the macro software – Contact Renishaw's technical support team for more details. 

Q:  Can I just do length calibration?

A: No you can't, the calibration cycle will check both length and diameter. 

Q:  When does the calibration cycle run?

A:  Once initial set-up has been completed, the automatic calibration cycle can be run at intervals that suit the machining process requirements. 

Q:  How long will the batteries in my OTS last?

A: The battery life is listed in the OTS Data sheet. 

Q:  How do I turn on/off the OTS?

A:  The OTS operates using optical on/optical off mode.

If your question hasn't been answered, please contact Renishaw's technical support team.