TRS2 non-contact tool setter
For high-speed non-contact tool breakage detection of solid tools on all sizes of vertical and horizontal machining centres, all gantry machining centres and multi-tasking machines.
Reliable ToolWise™ tool recognition electronics.
Outstanding performance for fast detection and higher profits.
Unique ToolWise™ tool recognition
A tool setter for non-contact broken tool detection of solid-centred cutting tools, the TRS2 can be used on a variety of machine tools. The unique ToolWise tool-recognition electronics determine whether a tool is present by analysing the reflective light pattern from the rotating tool. Random light patterns created by coolant and swarf are ignored, eliminating the chance of failing to detect a broken tool due to coolant obscuring the beam. The single unit can be mounted outside the working environment, saving valuable space on the table.
Features and benefits
- Cost-effective, fast and reliable.
- The latest ToolWise tool-recognition technology.
- Ultra-quick detection: typically the tool spends approximately one second in the laser beam.
- Simple installation and set-up.
Each component needs at least 34 tool checks, so with the TRS2 check taking less than 7 seconds, the cycle time for every part has been reduced by an average of 7.5 minutes – some 6% of cycle time.
After a detailed analysis, based on the cost to run machines, we know this equates to a saving of more than €150K in the first year. This is because most of the non-productive machine time taken to check tools has now been released to machine components. We have paid back the initial investment in the TRS2s in a matter of just 5 months.
When we started we had several options for improving machining productivity, but this was by far the best, the others would have taken much longer to pay back.
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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.
For quick-start guides and installation guides, go to hardware support – TRS2.