New Touch Probes and Vision Systems

Benefit from in-process tool and workpiece inspection. To this end, HEIDENHAIN will be unveiling the TS 760 as an even more accurate variant of the familiar TS 460 workpiece touch probe.

The TS 750 touch probe for workpiece inspection inside the machine was specifically designed for grinding operations.

From inside the work envelope, the VT 121 vision system ensures that the tools in use are in proper condition for delivering perfect machining results.

The TS 760: high accuracy and probing sensitivity

The new TS 760 touch probe from HEIDENHAIN enables workpiece measurement with particularly high 3D accuracy and very low probing forces at dynamic measuring feed rates of up to 1000 mm/min. This makes it ideal for precision parts in moldmaking and highly sensitive workpieces. Benefit from these additional features:

  • Compact design
  • Integrated blower jets
  • Full compatibility with the TS 460

TS 750: surface and machining progress inspection

The TS 750 is a high-accuracy workpiece touch probe for grinding machines. Its low radial probing force of approx. 0.2 N enables exceptionally consistent 360° probing accuracy. Thanks to this low probing force, the probing procedure has no adverse effect on the measurement.

  • Extremely low footprint with a diameter of just 25 mm
  • Excellent probing reproducibility of 2σ ≤ 0.25 µm
  • High probing speed of up to 1 m/min
  • Long-lasting pressure sensors for millions of probing cycles
  • Effective protection of sensors and electronics from swarf and cooling lubricant
  • Rapid inspections with short downtime
  • Standard M3 thread for a variety of styli
  • Extensive mounting options

VT 121: Tool inspection like the human eye

The VT 121 vision system, combined with the VTC software, enables the automated and time-saving in-process inspection of tools inside the machine. Using TNC 640 cycles, for example, you can monitor and document a tool’s condition and level of wear for each tooth from different perspectives even during unattended shifts.

  • Prevent costly damage to the tool, workpiece, and machine.
  • Gain greater assurance for critical machining operations.
  • Optimize your cutting parameters and NC programs.
  • Minimize tool wear.
  • Conveniently operate the VT 121 on the TNC 640 touchscreen. 

Discover the possibilities for in-process quality control: