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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.