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In-process tool break detection

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Heidenhain's new TD 110 breakage detector.

Heidenhain has introduced the new TD 110 breakage detector.

Designed for the quick sensing of tool breakage during use within a machine tool, the new TD 110 Tool Breakage Detector provides contact-free inspection of drill bits and end mills. The detector can determine whether a tool is broken off by more than 2 mm as it passes within a machine tool, yielding 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.  Thanks 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 or a PLC or to any other IOs of nearly every CNC control manufacturer.  In addition, an LED signals whether a tool has been flagged.

Benefits include:

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

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