Laser measuring system from Blum-Novotest to be given UK debut at MACH 2018

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A new laser measuring system will be given its UK debut at MACH 2018 and is promising to reduce the time taken to measure cutting tools by 60%.

Blum-Novotest will provide live demonstrations of the LC50 – the next generation of the laser and the latest addition to the DIGILOG family.

It will be fitted to a Fanuc Robodrill on stand H18-420 and delegates will be able to witness how the laser optics, new design shutter protection system and HPC nozzle provides ‘ultra-reliable’ in-machine measurement data.

The East Staffordshire-based company expects this new product to generate over £500,000 of new orders over the next two years, with the main interest coming from manufacturers supplying high value parts to the automotive, aerospace, F1 and aerospace sectors.

Explains MD David Mold: “This is the first time anyone in the UK will have seen this laser measurement system in action and I’m sure interest is going to be huge.

“By evaluating the analogue signal rather than the digital one, we can take thousands of measuring values of all cutting tool edges per second, resulting in highly dynamic measurement of all tool parameters. In essence, this technology is 60% quicker than conventional in-machine measuring.

“Even the coolant influence is bypassed by automatically filtering out dirt and the coolant residue on the tool.”