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APC tool setting probes with automatic protection covers

Robustly engineered to measure tools in the harsh environments found in lathes and multi-task machining applications.

The need for intelligent process control is key for modern manufacturers looking to improve quality and increase capability and throughput.

The APCA-45 and APCS-45 tool setting probes enable manufacturers to implement automated tool measurement into turning and multi-task machining applications. These measurements can be used for initial tool setting, tool replacement cycles, tool wear, tool breakage and thermal growth monitoring.

Some things are worth protecting

Reduce scrap, improve quality and increase throughput – an APCA-45 or APCS-45 can keep your machining process under control.

Key features

APC Cutaway

Stylus protection

A pneumatic cover ensures the stylus is fully protected when not in use. Cover is extended using air and retracted using either air (APCA-45) or a spring (APCS-45). Spring retraction requires one less M-code on the CNC control.

Lathe tools

Compatible with a range of tools

Rapid measurement of turning, parting, grooving, threading and boring tools.

APC Lathe positions

Flexible positioning

A robust and compact stainless steel body provides installation flexibility, enabling fitment in areas of the machine previously unsuitable for tool setters.

APC Tool Touch

Accurate and reliable measurement

An integrated air-bleed helps the stylus remain free of debris, for accurate and reliable measurement (optional air-blast for tool cleaning also available).

Tool setting software options

For information on which macro-based software packages can be used to program tool setting and broken tool detection routines on CNC machining centre, read our latest datasheet on probe software for machine tools.

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APC user literature

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