Touch probes and vision systems

HEIDENHAIN offers universal, high-accuracy touch probes for machine tools, enabling exact tool measurement, edge measurement on parts, and more. Proven technologies, such as wear-free optical sensors, collision protection, and integrated cleaning blowers, make these touch probes a dependable asset for tool and part measurement. The vision systems from HEIDENHAIN can also be conveniently deployed to monitor tools for even greater process reliability.

Workpiece touch probes

The HEIDENHAIN workpiece touch probes enable setup, measurement, and inspection functionality inside the machine tool. When the stylus is deflected upon contact with a workpiece surface, a switching signal is sent to the control via cable, radio or infrared transmission.

Tool touch probes

Improve your machining outcomes with our tool breakage detector and touch probes. These reliable and efficient HEIDENHAIN solutions inspect and measure your tools, allowing you to reduce scrap, eliminate rework, minimize downtime and boost your machining accuracy.

Vision systems

The HEIDENHAIN vision system allows you to monitor tools for breakage and wear during machining. Individual teeth or the entire tool can be inspected for fast detection of damaged and worn tools.  

Reduce idle time and raise productivity

Workpiece setup and tool inspection are key factors in process reliability. But they cost time. The more complex the setup, the more time it takes. And the more complex the machining job, the more tool checks are needed.

For workpiece setup, HEIDENHAIN touch probes such as the TS 460 speed up each probing cycles by up to 30%. At very high accuracy.

For tool inspection, the TD 110 tool breakage detector checks tools in the machine's workzone up to six seconds faster than conventional laser systems. That's six seconds of saved idle time.

Use our simple online calculation tool to see how much idle time you can save with the HEIDENHAIN breakage detector and touch probes:

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