An integrated probing system enables the installation of both tool setting and part inspection probes onto machine tools using a single wireless interface unit. The Mida Optical Twin Probe System, which incorporates a compact, tube-type optical receiver interface (ORI), is said to simplify probing applications, especially in situations where connecting cables proves to be difficult, such as installations on machines with rotary tables or dual pallets.
This combination is said to facilitate the speedy measurement of tool length and diameter, breakage detection and part setup and inspection times.
The sturdy system combines the ORI unit with the OTS30 optical transmission tool setting probe and E83WA touch probe, which offer repeatability and a large transmission envelope, the company says. The twin application is managed by Marposs probing cycles, switching automatically between OTS30 and E83WA, according to the task in hand.
Other products include the Mida Laser 75P programmable, non-contact tool-setting system and the Merlin Mobile wrist-mounted, portable gage computer.