Questions on Renishaw contact tool setters
Below is a list of frequently asked questions for Renishaw's contact tool setting probes.
Q: How do I measure an off-center tool without approximate tool length input
A: You can't, an approximate tool length is always needed.
Q: How do I measure dia. 0.5 mm small tool?
A: By slowing down the measuring feedrate.
Q: How do I change approach and measuring feedrate?
A: You need to amend the macro software – Contact Renishaw's technical support team for more details.
Q: Can I just do length calibration?
A: No you can't, the calibration cycle will check both length and diameter.
Q: When does the calibration cycle run?
A: Once initial set-up has been completed, the automatic calibration cycle can be run at intervals that suit the machining process requirements.
Q: How long will the batteries in my OTS last?
A: The battery life is listed in the OTS Data sheet.
Q: How do I turn on/off the OTS?
A: The OTS operates using optical on/optical off mode.
If your question hasn't been answered, please contact Renishaw's technical support team.