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Laser measuring systems for CNC machining centers

Laser measuring systems by BLUM are the leading solution for non-contact tool setting and tool monitoring in CNC machining centers. For three decades, they have stood for consistent manufacturing quality and minimum downtimes. 

Laser measuring systems are typically mounted on the table providing a non-contact tool setting and tool monitoring solution inside the machine. Based on the application requirements, these systems can also be mounted using a bracket or mobile unit if needed. Laser measuring systems provide data which can be used to analyze tools of various shapes and sizes. As a tool enters the laser beam, these systems continuously measure the shading of the beam to gather data. This type of system can compensate for spindle drift and runout errors that may occur during the manufacturing process. Laser measuring systems are hard wired and are tied to an interface module which is connected directly to the machine's control. Multiple tools can be measured within the same CNC program and on the same machine tool offering:

  • Tool identification

  • Tool wear

  • Tool length and radius measurement

  • Tool breakage detection

  • Single cutting-edge monitoring

  • Thermal compensation

  • Preventative maintenance information (spindle health, tool life, etc.)

 

Regardless of machine type or field of application, BLUM offers the right system for every requirement.

LC50 DIGILOG Laser Measuring System

LC50-DIGILOG

Premium laser measuring system for tool measurement and tool monitoring.

  • Tool identification
  • Tool wear
  • Tool scanning
  • Tool length and radius measurement
  • Tool breakage detection
  • Single cutting-edge monitoring
  • Cutting-edge scanning
  • Runout monitoring
  • Thermal compensation
  • Preventative maintenance information
LC52-DIGILOG Laser Measuring System

LC52-DIGILOG

Hybrid laser measuring system with 3D touch probe for setting and monitoring the entire tool spectrum of combined turning/milling machines.

  • Tool identification
  • Tool wear
  • Tool scanning
  • Tool length and radius measurement
  • Tool breakage detection
  • Single cutting-edge monitoring
  • Cutting-edge scanning
  • Runout monitoring
  • Thermal compensation
  • Preventative maintenance information
Micro Compact NT Laser Measuring System

Micro Compact NT

Standard laser measuring system for tool measurement and tool monitoring.

  • Tool identification
  • Tool wear
  • Tool length and radius measurement
  • Tool breakage detection
  • Single cutting-edge monitoring
  • Thermal compensation
Micro Single NT Laser Measuring System

Micro Single NT

Standard modular laser measuring system for flexible installation in the working area.

  • Tool identification
  • Tool wear
  • Tool length and radius measurement
  • Tool breakage detection
  • Single cutting-edge monitoring
  • Thermal compensation

Key Features:

  • Highly dynamic measurement of all tool parameters
  • Non-contact measurement of all tool types, shapes, and cutting materials
  • Recognition of changes in geometry such as tool cutting edge wear
  • Consistently good part precision through process-integrated temperature compensation
  • Reliable compensation for spindle drift and runout errors
  • Runout monitoring detects bad tool holders and soiling
  • Low-manpower, automated operation
  • Automatic calculation and correction of the tool offset
  • No damage due to undetected tool breakage
  • Realize continuous process chains
  • Quality from the global market leader in laser measuring technology for machine tools

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BLUM Measuring Devices

 

Ensure you produce the right part the first time.

In-process measurement has become an integral element of CNC machining because it helps ensure you produce the right part the first time. This is because the process allows parts to remain inside the CNC without disrupting the machine setup while inspection is being conducted. The measurement device is connected directly to the machine control, therefore data feedback can be analyzed and then displayed via the machine's interface. Rework is possible by compensation of the tool wear or workpiece origin based on the measurement analysis. 

 

Focus on productivity.

Utilizing in-process measurement can help to increase productivity by improving part accuracy the fist time and reducing scrap from rejects, all with minimal or no operator intervention. In addition, in-process measurement collects important data that can be used to provide insight to better understand and improve the manufacturing process. 

 

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The BLUM MeasureXpert Advantage:

  • Engineered for the Machine Tool. BLUM probing systems did not evolve from a CMM probe. All BLUM products were designed and manufactured with an IP68 rating to perform reliably and precisely even within the harsh environment of a machine tool. 
  • Time is Money! Thanks to the unique design and opto-electronic signal generation, BLUM Touch Probes achieve probing speeds of up to 3 meters or 120 inches per minute with just a single touch measurement.
  • Fast. Precise. Reliable. DIGILOG technology brings in-process reliability to a new dimension. The constant data pool generating thousands of measuring values per second allows for automation in t he manufacturing process while providing a huge time savings. 

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BLUM is an innovative partner to numerous industry sectors and a long-standing supplier to the global machine tool industry. From individual mold and die makers all the way to large corporations in the automotive and aerospace industries - the high efficiency, precision and reliability of production metrology by BLUM makes it an indispensable instrument for many successful companies.