In the industrial developed countries, machine tool probes and tools become the indispensable basic parts of CNC machine tools, and have been widely used in the field of mechanical manufacturing.
Many machining centers and manufacturers use probes on CNC machine tools and automatically measure the cutter head, which is convenient for the installation of workpieces, simplifies the fixture, reduces the cost, shortens the auxiliary machine time and improves the production efficiency. At the same time, it can improve the performance of CNC machine tool, prolong the precision and service life of machine tool, make CNC machine tool become processing equipment and have certain measurement function.
Machine tool probes can be installed on most CNC machine tools such as CNC lathes, machining centers, and CNC grinders. From a functional point of view, machine tool probes have a positive effect on CNC machine tools, reducing the processing process, reducing labor costs, and improving the machining accuracy and capability of the machine tool. Because it is directly installed on the machine tool, it can automatically measure, record and calibrate.
The main function of machine tool probes is to help the machine tool to measure and calibrate. Its functions are as follows:
1. Automatic recognition of machine accuracy errors and automatic compensation of machine accuracy;
2. Replacement of manual operation, automatic centering, edge finding and measurement, automatic correction of the coordinate system according to the measurement data, and automatic tool compensation;
3. Directly measurement of the curved surface of the workpiece;
4. Automatic comparison of measurement functions and reports.
In summary, the machine tool probe is an auxiliary measuring device in the process of machine tool processing. Because its equipment is on the machine tool, it can be measured and calibrated during the machining process, thereby reducing the clamping process and improving the power and quality of the machine tool processing to a certain extent.