Renishaw Unveils APCA-45 Tool Setting Probe at TIMTOS 2019 in Taiwan

Renishaw Unveils APCA-45 Tool Setting Probe at TIMTOS 2019 in Taiwan
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GLOUCESTERSHIRE, UK, Feb 27, 2019 -  Global engineering company, Renishaw, introduces the new APCA-45 tool setting probe at TIMTOS 2019 in Taiwan. Specifically engineered for the harshest machining environments found in lathes and multitasking machines, the APCA-45 provides a robust, reliable and automated solution for setting a wide range of tools – such as turning, grooving, threading and boring tools.


apcaAPCA-45 with pneumatic stylus cover fully retracted 


With the demand for increased CNC machine productivity, the capability for automated, intelligent process control is key for modern manufacturers. Automation of tasks such as tool-setting and breakage detection reduces the requirement for manual intervention and increases machine uptime.

The new APCA-45 tool setting probe enables manufacturers to implement automated tool measurement into turning and multi-task machining applications. These measurements can be used for initial tool setting, tool replacement cycles, tool wear, tool breakage and thermal growth monitoring. A host of innovative design features such as a pneumatic protective stylus cover, a compact stainless-steel body, an integrated air-bleed and an optional air-blast for tool cleaning, ensures the APCA-45 is built to survive the harshest machining environments.

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