Tool Breakage Detection System

amerimold Booth #627

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Marposs (Auburn Hills, MI) will present its Mida TBD non-contact tool breakage detector unit at amerimold. Designed to provide fast and reliable verification of tool presence or breakage inside the machine tool, the system can be used on virtually all types of machines in which tool condition has to be verified—including drill-taps, mills, HMCs, VMCs and others. The system minimizes production time and the need to scrap and rework parts due to damaged or broken tools.

The unit works by laser beam triangulation. The laser beam is projected onto the tool surface, normally at tool breakage tolerance, and the reflected light is captured by a highly sensitive receiver. Even in the presence of coolant, tool verification cycles are said to be reliable due to an algorithm supported by dedicated electronics that accurately analyze the reflected light signal created by a rotating tool.

Also on display is the company’s Mida WRS world radio transmission touch probe; Mida Laser 75P laser tool setter; and 3D Shape Inspector software, which provides three-axis and Capps-NC five-axis on-machine measurement.


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