3-D machine tool touch probe
The probe is designed for use in modern machine tools with a fast tool changer.
The TS 740 infrared touch probe provides a probing accuracy of≤ ± 1 µm and a repeatability factor of 2 ƒã ≤ 0.25 µm. The probe features a new sensor; the new technology involves the use of three sensor elements. When probing a workpiece, the stylus is deflected so that a force acts on the elements. This results in the generation of charges that are detected by the electronics and converted into trigger signals. The unit is designed for use in modern machine tools with a fast tool changer, and rapid acceleration or deceleration does not cause uncontrolled trigger signals.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey