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Machine Tool Probing Systems

Producing High-Quality Precision Materials with Machine Tool Probing

When you’re in the business of producing high-quality precision materials, you don’t have time to waste on inaccurate machinery. We sell machine probing tools that will increase your productivity and limit your waste by providing detailed checks of your equipment. Our company understands that you have production quotas to fulfill on a tight timeline, and we strive to help you maintain your business output with our inspection probes. We only carry the best machine tool probing systems available, and we sell them at a fair price that’s affordable for your budget.  Read More

One look at our inventory and you’ll be impressed with what you see. Renishaw is the authority when it comes to fine machine probes, and their products won’t let you down. Using Renishaw machine tool probing systems will help your employees with tool setups, diagnosing broken tools and component inspections. Imagine the peace of mind you’ll have knowing that all of your machinery is in top working order and ready to go.

What Is Machine Tool Probing?

Machine tool probing systems are used to identify and set up parts, measure features in-cycle for adaptive machining, monitor workpiece surface condition and verify finished component dimensions. The probing system is a tool configured on CNC machines and used to measure the features of CNC machined parts, as well as other uses. 

High-quality probing systems can reduce set-ups and increase overall part accuracy. These types of systems can help provide a high level of in-process control. Probing is a practice used to maximize the capability, quality, efficiency, and accuracy of machine tools.

Integrating Probing Into Your Machine Tool

Integrating probing into your machine tools is useful because quality is still an important part of the process and productivity is one of the most important factors for measuring competitiveness. Contact and non-contact probe routines are used within the production process to ensure that both the part setup and the machine tool are positioned properly to continuously produce precise, high-quality parts without extraneous downtime. 

Integrating probing into the machine tool probe gives manufacturers a large variety of performance-enhancing capabilities. Probing is often integrated to identify parts when running simultaneous numbers, measuring component sizes for stock condition, measuring a part face, transferring data to offsets, and rotating the part to ensure that the face is square with the spindle. A matter of seconds in probing can save hours of time that might be lost due to inconsistent setups or performance.

Applications of Machine Tool Probing

A CNC, or computer numerical control, machine takes digitized data while a computer and specialized programs are used to control, automate, and monitor the movements of a machine. It can be a milling machine, lathe, router, welder, grinder, laser or waterjet cutter, sheet metal stamping machine, robot, and many other types of machines. 

Machine tool probing on CNC machines has many valuable uses, including the following:

  • It automatically centers, traces the edge, and measures and corrects the coordinate system while making tool compensation.
  • It measures the surface directly on the machine for a large, complex workpiece.
  • It compares the measurement results and creates reports.
  • It improves manufacturing efficiency and the capacity and precision of machine tools.
  • It reduces the time for machine tool assistance and also reduces manufacturing costs.
  • It completes tool setting, fixture setup, and digitizing/scanning, along with other functions.

We sell a collection of Renishaw machine tool probing systems like lathe probe kits, machine tool interface, machine tool turning center probe and the Legacy transmission model. Our great selection includes options to buy new or used, so we can work with you to find a cost-effective product for your business.