The TS 640 3D touch trigger probes contain an integrated blasting unit consisting of three nozzles at the bottom of the touch probe. The nozzles use a blast of air or coolant to remove coarse contaminants from the area being probed. This is said to save time and enable unattended automated measuring cycles.
The company also improved the infrared signal transmission. Now the infrared LEDs and receiver modules for signal transmission are evenly arranged around the circumference of the probe. This ensures transmission in all directions of the working plane as well as signal reception without requiring an oriented spindle stop, according to the company.
The signal can also be transmitted by reflection. The probe's area of transmission was also enlarged from 3 m to 7 m, making the touch probe suitable for use on larger machines without requiring additional receiver units within the machine envelope.