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Machine Tool Break Detection

Specially designed for quickly sensing tool breakage during use within a machine tool, HEIDENHAIN Corporation offer the TD 110 Tool Breakage Detector. Providing contact-free inspection of drill bits and end mills, it can determine whether a tool is broken off by more than 2 mm as it passes within a machine tool, providing time and money savings.

The TD 110 tool breakage sensor can be placed in the work envelope so that it is fast and easy to reach during the tool change. The inductive sensor can detect tools as they pass by while they are spinning at their operational speed. Due to its rapid scanning technology, even very small tools made of HSS steel and carbide are detected.

The breakage sensor can then generate either a floating or an HTL switching signal and the machine control can evaluate it via standard instruction sets. These signals/outputs can be used to connect to a HEIDENHAIN TNC control, PLC or any other IOs of nearly every CNC control manufacturer. In addition, an LED signals whether a tool has been flagged.

Overall benefits of the HEIDENHAIN's TD 110 tool breakage detector include:

  • Maintenance-free sensor for reducing nonproductive time for breakage inspection.
  • Cooling lubricant and lightly contaminated tools are tolerated.
  • Universally retrofittable due to standard interfaces for tool touch probes.

For more information contact:

HEIDENHAIN Corporation

333 E State Parkway

Schaumburg, IL 60173-5337


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