Collection: BLUM PROBES

BLUM offers numerous probe systems for fast workpiece measurement and workpiece zero point measurement in CNC machining centers. The TC50, TC60, TC51, TC61, TC52, TC62, TC53, TC63, TC54-10, TC64-10, and TC76 are part of the Tool Touch Probes that BLUM has to offer. 

Touch probes are connected to the machine tool's control wirelessly, communicating via infared or radio. The CNC program can be modified to measure various workpieces within the same machine tool providing:

  • Part set-up
  • Workpiece measurement
  • Thermal compensation
  • Tool wear compensation

3D Touch Probe Highlights

  • WEAR-FREE, OPTOELECTRONIC SIGNAL GENERATION

    • The trigger signal is generated via shading of a miniature light barrier
    • Enables much higher measuring speeds and accuracies than comparable touch probes
    • Wear-free with long-term stability
  • HIGH-PRECISION, ROTATIONALLY SYMMETRICAL MEASURING MECHANISM

    • Precise, non-lobing touch characteristics
    • Constant deflection forces
    • Spindle indexing is not required
    • No disadvantageous 3-leg principle with lobing effect
    • No highly sensitive switching elements
  • RELIABLE AND PROVEN TRANSMISSION TECHNOLOGY

    • Touch Probe TC50: Infrared transmission
    • Touch Probe TC60: BRC radio technology
    • DUO-Mode: Sequential use of 2 infrared measuring systems with one receiver
    • Sequential use of up to 6 radio measuring systems with one receiver
    • TWIN mode: Simultaneous use of 2 radio measuring systems on one machine
    • Very long battery life

POSITION MEASUREMENT

Fast determination of current workpiece position (workpiece zero point) prior to machining or after resetting using digital (switching) measurement.

MEASUREMENT OF STANDARD FEATURES

Digital (switching) measurement of distances, single points, angles, inside and outside diameters, inside and outside widths on a manufactured workpiece.

CONTOUR MEASUREMENT

The touch probes can be used for contour measurements using the FormControl measurement software.

WORKPIECE INSPECTION

Inspection of the manufactured workpieces for machining errors and adherence to manufacturing tolerance by means of control measurements prior to clamping.

BLUM 3D CNC MACHINE TOOL TOUCH PROBES

BLUM 3D touch probes are used for fast and automatic workpiece measurement and workpiece referencing in machine tools. Specially designed for the harsh conditions in these machines, the probe systems are an effective solution for improving the accuracy of your workpieces and the productivity of your manufacturing lines.

TC50 | TC60 touch probes – Manufacture more productively with measuring speeds of up to 3 m/min.

ADAPTIVE MACHINING

Determination of parameters for adaptive machining and process control between and after the machining steps.

COOLANT LOAD

Reliable and fast measurements in the coolant thanks to modern measuring mechanism with increased measuring force.

SINGLE & MASS PRODUCTION

Perfectly suitable for mass production under the harshest conditions thanks to robust design and protection class IP68.

WEAR & TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION

  • Tool wear is compensated for by taking measurements on the workpiece and comparing these with the nominal dimension.
  • Compensation of the temperature-dependent thermal behaviour of machining centres.