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BLUM provides measuring systems for automated tool setting along with spindle probe systems for workpiece setting and inspection applications in machine tools. We integrate these devices into your CNC machine for increased automation of job setup and monitoring of the manufacturing process. 


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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Blum-Novotest Laser Measuring System

Laser Measuring Systems

Non-contact based tool setting solution inside the machine. Provides 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. 

  • Tool identification
  • Tool wear
  • Tool length and radius measurement
  • Single cutting-edge monitoring
  • Thermal compensation
  • Preventative maintenance information (spindle health, tool life, etc.)
Blum-Novoest Tool Setter

Tool Setters

Contact based tool setting solution inside the machine. Provides simple tool geometry by measuring the tool's length and/or radius offset, wear and/or breakage.

  • Tool wear
  • Tool length and radius measurement
  • Tool breakage detection
  • Thermal compensation
Blum-Novotest Touch Probe

Part Probes

Workpiece Touch Probes set workpiece origin and measure features on the machined part to verify if component dimensions are within tolerance. Touch Probes inspect the workpiece by touching the part in various predetermined locations based on the CNC program cycle.

  • Part and fixture set-up
  • Workpiece measurement
  • Thermal compensation
  • Tool wear compensation
Blum-Novotest DIGILOG Scanning Probe

DIGILOG Scanning Probes

Instead of recording values based on various touches to the part, DIGILOG Scanning Probes actually scan the part, recording a constant stream of data to create a comparative measurement between a master part and the workpiece.  

  • Contour scan
  • Shape profile
  • Detection of part discontinuity
Blum-Novotest Roughness Gauge

Surface Roughness Gauges

Similar to Scanning Probes, Surface Roughness Gauges inspect the surface finish of a workpiece using a pulling movement. This type of movement is used to measure the amount of deflection as it relates to the distance traveled to evaluate the surface finish of the part. 

  • Roughness measurement 
Blum-Novotest Bore Gauge

Bore Gauges

Bore Gauges are used to measure bore dimensions during mass production of serial workpieces. The device generates measurement data independent of the machine tool's positioning, therefore it can also be mounted outside of the machine tool, on a robot arm for example. 

  • Diameter measurement
  • Position measurement
  • Roundness measurement
  • Cylindricity measurement
  • Concentricity measurement 
Blum-Novotest Measurement Software

Measurement Software

User-friendly measurement software and software cycles for BLUM measuring systems. These are tailored to BLUM systems to assist the user in reaching the full potential of the measuring device. 

  • Free app
  • FormControl software
  • Measuring cycles for touch probes
Blum-Novotest Receivers for Measuring Systems


Infared and radio receivers for BLUM measuring systems guarantee fast and reliable wireless data transmission. Different receiver systems are available depending on the measuring system used and the required installation type. 

  • Fast and reliable data transmission

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 the 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.