Reliable Non-contact Tool Measurement Provides True Tool Sizing in Machine
Blum LaserControl NT provides powerful, fast and highly accurate tool edge measurement, tool setting, wear adjustment and tool breakage detection on any CNC machine. A unique integrated processor provides for high speed measurement of each individual tip of multi-tip cutters rotating at full RPM. The precisely focused laser beam also allows complete scanning of a profiled tip edge, able to detect even small imperfections or localised wear in seconds.
The system provides automated "in-machine" tool length measurement and setting. This process provides significantly greater certainty of tool dimensions than is possible with off-line tool setting. Incorrectly set tools or pocket errors are detected by the machine before touching the job.
Tools may be checked for breakage by passing them through the Laser Beam without pausing, immediately after taking a cut, to safeguard following tools.
In addition, the incredible accuracy of the focussed laser beam allows the machine to be precisely adjusted for thermal growth at any time or at regular intervals to greatly improve the stability of the machining process, especially in non temperature controlled factory environments.
Measurement cycles unique to Blum eliminate false triggering from coolant and cutting chips.
With systems in operation around the world in the world's finest machining centres, Blum's coolant proof and highly chip resistant Laser Tool Measurement and Laser Tool Setting technology has proven to be robust and highly reliable in the harshest machine tool environment.
A large range of system configurations and sizes is available for small or large tools and to suit different machine layouts.