Quality Magazine

Machine Tool Inspection

September 29, 2009


The Mida optical twin probe system enables the installation of both tool setting and part inspection probes onto machine tools using a single wireless interface unit. The system incorporates a compact, tube-type optical receiver interface (ORI), which simplifies probing applications, especially in situations where connecting cables proves difficult, such as installations on machines with rotary tables or twin pallets. This facilitates the measurement of tool length, diameter and breakage detection, together with part setup and inspection. The system is comprised of the ORI unit, the Mida OTS30 optical transmission tool setting probe and the E83WA touch probe.