Universal Replacement Touch Probe Cuts Spare Part Stocking

To prevent prolonged machine standstill in the event that one of its TS 6xx series touch probes collides badly with a workpiece or chuck, Heidenhain offers the TS 642 universal replacement touch probe.

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To prevent prolonged machine standstill in the event that one of its TS 6xx series touch probes collides badly with a workpiece or chuck, Heidenhain offers the TS 642 universal replacement touch probe. It can replace any one of the TS 640, TS 641, TS 649 or TS 632 models, reducing customers’ stocking of spare parts. In addition, the original transceiver can remain in the machine, all original cables can be reused, and the existing taper shank can continue to be used.

According to the company the universal touch probe’s properties essentially correspond to those of the TS 6xx series, but with extras including updated sensor technology with a service life of at least 5 million probes, integrated workpiece-cleaning jets functioning with air or coolant, longer battery life and flexible usage of various batteries, and a large infrared range to 7 m with a wide transmission angle.