1/26/2018

Picking Probes for Toolsetting and Detection

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We published the article, “Choosing the Right Toolsetting and Detection Technologies,” about some of the probing technologies available in the precision machined parts shop and how they are best applied for various tasks.

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probe operating without cabling

Radio frequency transmission allows a shop to reliably operate a probe without the need for cabling.

 

Taking a page from President Reagan when he spoke about nukes and the then Soviet Union: “Trust but verify.” In a way, that’s the thinking behind using probes for toolsetting and workpiece position detection. The machinist trusts that the tool is set as advertised or the part is fixtured correctly, but it’s in the best interest of all parties to make sure.

We published the article, “Choosing the Right Toolsetting and Detection Technologies,” about some of the probing technologies available in the precision machined parts shop and how they are best applied for various tasks. It covers such options as wired or wireless probes, touch or non-contact probes and other options available.

The idea is to optimize the probing technology and probing routine to the job at hand. Like so much technology today, selecting the right tools for the job at hand takes some investigation. Click here to read about the research we covered for you.

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