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Wireless VOTS 90° from Marposs Avoids Transmission Interference

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Marposs has expanded its TS line of contact tool setters with the VOTS 90° optical-transmission probe for use on vertical machining centers. With its horizontal design, the VOTS 90° can be installed on the machine table outside the working area. The product is said to save machining space without compromising on tool inspection, according to the company. Additionally, the low measurement force along the Z axis makes the probe ideal for presetting and verification of small tools.

The VOTS multi-channel unit is used to carry out breakage, wear and integrity checks as well as length and diameter measurements on cutting tools, offering unidirectional repeatability of 1 micron. It can be used for twin applications where part and tool checks are managed by a single Marposs VOI optical receiver.

The probe features modulated transmission technology to resist interference. Relying upon optical transmission, the probe eliminated the need for cables, simplifying setup and installation. The TS line of tool setters is also available in hard-wired and radio transmission versions. All versions are equipped with an LED probe body that indicates the operating state.

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