In addition to its high-end laser, m&h will also have the inexpensive LTS35.65 standard laser tool setter for non-contact measurement of rotating tools on show at EMO Hannover 2011. This new instrument has been in use by customers for several months now.
Although the current high-end laser tool-measuring system was well received, the market called for a simpler and inexpensive system. After discussions with customers, users and machine manufacturers, m&h decided to introduce an inexpensive yet effective standard instrument. Customers can now choose between standard and premium instruments.
The new LTS35.65 standard laser tool setter from m&h avoids problems during calibration and operation. Measuring cycles on m&h instruments are designed for simple operation and high process reliability. For example, they prevent false triggering or machine stoppages caused by drops of coolant or swarf interrupting the laser beam. The new instrument from m&h has a focused laser capable of reliably measuring tools with diameters as small as 0.03 mm. The LTS35.65 standard laser has a pneumatically operated optics cap and can even measure in purge air to prevent any possible build-up of dirt on the laser optics. The new system is sealed to IP68 standard and has a special high-velocity nozzle directed at the point of focus. The fast, well-directed air flow is very effective at blowing off swarf and adhering debris. This ensures accurate and reliable measurement results.
The factory-installed laser tool setter has a calibration groove for rapid but precise alignment on the machine. Connecting the device up electrically is much simpler than with conventional systems. The device only needs an ordinary 4-bar compressed-air supply, which means that no additional pneumatics system is required for most machines. Control simply requires two free M functions, greatly simplifying the electrical installation while keeping machine-related costs and complexity down.
The new laser tool setter is available with a choice of three measuring ranges. The gaps between the laser sensors are either 90, 160 or 300 mm and therefore also allows you to measure large probe heads.
The simplified design of the new LTS35.65 standard laser tool setter means we can offer significant savings on the cost of the high-end model. Because this instrument not only covers the majority of measurement requirements but also defines a new standard in operational reliability, the run up to EMO Hannover is already indicating a high level of acceptance from the machine manufacturers. The new standard laser tool setter will therefore be seen on countless machines from the various manufacturers exhibiting at EMO Hannover.
About m&h Inprocess Messtechnik
m&h probes (mh-inprocess.com) are used to measure parts on milling machines, machining centres, lathes, turning-milling centres, grinding machines, special machines and robots. For small batches or medium to mass series production, parts can be aligned and their geometries checked while still in the machine.
Probes make everyday work easier, reduce manufacturing times and costs, and open up the full possibilities of modern machines.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology (hexagonmetrology.com) is part of the Hexagon AB Group and includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, Cognitens, DEA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division), Leitz, m&h Inprocess Messtechnik, Optiv, PC-DMIS, QUINDOS, ROMER and TESA. Hexagon Metrology brands represent an unrivaled global installed base of millions of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), portable measuring systems and handheld instruments, and tens of thousands of metrology software licenses. Hexagon Metrology empowers its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, ensuring that products manufactured precisely conform to the original product design. The
company offering of machines, systems and software is complemented by a wide range of product support, aftermarket and value-added services.
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Karl-Heinz Helfrich, Marketing
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