Blum-Novotest offers a radio-wave variant as part of its line of part probes, tool probes and bore gages. The probe line is designed for situations in which normal line-of-sight infrared transmission is not possible, such as on five-axis machines, large gantries and deep cavities. The line uses a push button to pair the device with the machine and enables as many as six probes on one machine. BRC radio technology transmits a signal over a wide range within a 2.4 GHz bandwidth instead of using a particular frequency, the company says. This range is designed to eliminate interference from frequencies that might appear within the transmission band, keeping the probe in constant communication with the machine.
See what you missed at IMTS 2014!
Check out IMTSTV for segments about the show and what’s new in the world of manufacturing technology, then watch Shop Talk to get the Modern Machine Shop editors’ take on IMTS, the trends they’re seeing, and what’s coming next in your industry.
Learn More about IMTS 2014