Horizontal tool setter with optical transmission

Horizontal tool setter with optical transmission

March 28, 2019

Marposs Corp


Marposs has expanded its TS line of contact tool setters with the addition of the VOTS 90° optical probe for use on vertical machining centers (VMCs). With its horizontal design, the VOTS 90° can be installed on the machine table outside the working area, saving machining space without compromising on tool inspection. Additionally, the low measurement force along the Z-axis makes the probe ideal for presetting and verification of small tools.

The VOTS multi-channel unit is used to carry out breakage, wear and integrity checks and length and diameter measurements on cutting tools, offering unidirectional repeatability of 1μm. It can be used for twin applications in which part and tool checks are managed by a single Marposs VOI optical receiver.

The VOTS 90 probes feature an innovative modulated transmission technology to ensure high immunity to interference. Relying upon optical transmission, these probes eliminate the need for cables to simplify setup and installation. The TS line of tool setters is also available in hard-wired and radio transmission versions. All versions are equipped with an LED probe body that indicates the operating state.