Broken Tool Sensing Tool Monitors

Non-Contact Broken Tool Detection System -- TRS2
from Renishaw

The new TRS2 is a cost-effective broken tool detection system. Its ToolWise ™ electronics have been enhanced to make detection of small, dark tools more reliable, saving time and money. The unique tool recognition electronics determine whether a tool is present by analysing the reflective... [See More]

  • Monitoring Capability: Broken Tool
  • Reaction time: 1000
  • Technology: Noncontact / Laser
  • Machine Tool Type: Machine Center
Non-Contact Laser Tool Setter -- NC4
from Renishaw

A range of non-contact tool setting and broken tool detection systems for machining centres. Available in separate (modular) and fixed (compact) formats to suit a range of machine configurations. The NC4 allows fast, non-contact tool setting and tool breakage detection on a variety of machining... [See More]

  • Monitoring Capability: Broken Tool; Tool Setting
  • Machine Tool Type: Machine Center
  • Technology: Noncontact / Laser
  • Communications: Programmable Logic Controller
Optical Tool Setter -- OTS
from Renishaw

For broken tool detection and rapid tool length/diameter measurement use the OTS, Renishaw's first tool setting probe with optical transmission. The robust, compact and cable-free design allows freedom of table movement, ideal for twin pallet or rotary table machines. The OTS is available in two... [See More]

  • Monitoring Capability: Broken Tool; Tool Setting
  • Machine Tool Type: Machine Center
  • Technology: Tool Contact Probe
  • Type of Tool: Drill; Milling; End-Mills
Band Energy Alert / Recorder -- BEAR™
from PCB Piezotronics, Inc.

Band Energy Alert / Recorder (BEAR). For basic rotating machinery, much can be understood about the condition health from a simple vibration signature. Well known references have been published on machine vibration severity, as well as other operational standards. A basic single frequency band... [See More]

  • Monitoring Capability: Broken Tool; Dull Tool; Crash Avoidance
  • Number of Tools: 4
  • Technology: ICP® Signals
  • Communications: RS 232; Ethernet
BK Mikro® -- BK Mikro 7
from Techna-Tool Inc.

Designed for small confined areas, radial moved scanning wand [See More]

  • Monitoring Capability: Broken Tool; Misplaced Work; Tool Presence; Crash Avoidance
  • Number of Tools: 2
  • Technology: Tool Contact Probe
  • Machine Tool Type: Machine Center; Lathe; Transfer; Screw