DME – Noncontact measuring of center height on turning tools
The optional DME system adds a fixed second camera no the x-axis, along with an LED incident light to perform electronic measurement of center height on turning tools. The cutting edge will be displayed on the touchscreen in color at 20 / 40 or 80x magnification. With a mouse click on the cutting edge, the measured value appears on the screen. The maximal measuring range is +/- 3 mm from tool center.
Within this range it is possible to measure radii and angles by mouse click.
All alfa-set presetters alfa-set 23/25/44/46/64 and 66 with the image processing systems vision 2, vision 4 and the PC-Version vision 5 can be equipped with the center height measuring option “DME”.
TwinCam – Tool presetting and measuring device with auxiliary 2nd camera for axial and radial measuring with frontal illumination
Extend the capabilities of the alfa set 23 or 44 tool presetters for tool inspection and measurement with twincam.
twincam is equipped with a second 90° swiveling color camera with frontal illumination and a Heidenhain rotary encoder for the B-axis. All measurements using the second camera, radial and axial, are made with frontal illumination at 20x/40x or 80x magnification. The live picture acts as a measuring surface for all major tool parameters. Measuring points can also be set on the screen using the mouse pointer. In principle, all angles and radii visible by the camera can be measured. TwinCam includes a number of unique measuring programs to take advantage of the extended capabilities.
Based on the alfa-test concentricity-testing device, the alfa height adds a precision-ground Ø170 mm vacuum-hardened stainless steel measuring plate. Use the plate as the base for a height-measuring or marking gauge (not supplied).
The alfa height uses the unique alfa sys ball-bearing sleeve tool spindle (ISO 40 or ISO 50) to assure maximum runout accuracy of the tool spindle and precise position in Z-axis.
Additional M8 threads enable the fitting of an articulated stand for concentricity testing on face milling cutters, end mills, twist drills, etc.
Make use of the extensive catalog of alfa sys taper adaptors to measure a wide variety of different taper types.