The programmable capability of the Mida Laser 75P non-contact tool setting system enables the device to adapt to the tool type under verification, the tool rotation speed used during machining and the desired measuring cycle. The system has a shutter design that protects the laser from coolant contamination via a tunnel-air-effect technology. Typical uses of the tool setting system include tool identification; tool breakage detection; presetting unknown tools; tool dynamic length and diameter measurement; tool wear compensation; tool cutting edge profile integrity verification; and machine axis thermal-drift compensation. A microprocessor integrated into the unit’s electronic interface filters noise coming from coolant and chips. The system is available with a collimated or focused laser beam. The focused model is designed for cutting edge integrity verification and length measurements of chisel or rounded nose tools in addition to tools with a diameter of less than 1 mm.
Editor PickSpindle Inspection System Helps to Find Root Causes of Failures
Lion Precision’s SpindleCheck Inspector system provides diagnostic and capability data for all rotating spindles to help shops better manage their machine tools.