Probe Sensors

Probe sensor tools are currently being sold as part of some myCNC kits.  These probe tools can be used in a number of myCNC profiles and applications in order to determine an exact position of the part on a milling machine. The probe can find edges, corners, hole centers, and more.

Available probe tools

The currently available CNC touch probe tools are the Wired Probe Sensor (SEN-PR-WR01), the Wireless Probe Sensor (SEN-PR-WL01), and the Wired Tool Setter (SEN-TS-WR01). The specifications and technical characteristics for each of these tools can be found below.

Wired Probe Sensor (SEN-PR-WR01)

  • Unilateral repeatability: <0.003 mm
  • Search directions: ±X, ±Y, -Z
  • Deflection in XYZ directions: ±4mm
  • Force to decouple in XY direction: from 0.5 to 0.8 H
  • Force to decouple in Z direction: 2H
  • Power supply: +5V
  • Current consumption: <4mA

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Wireless Probe Sensor (SEN-PR-WL01)

  • Unilateral repeatability: <0.003 mm
  • Search directions: ±X, ±Y, -Z
  • Deflection in XYZ directions: ±4mm
  • Force to decouple in XY direction: from 0.5 to 0.8H
  • Force to decouple in Z direction: 2H
  • Latency delay: < 2 ms
  • Error detection delay: < 0.33 ms
  • Probe power supply: CR2032 3V
  • Probe current consumption: <0.6mA
  • Receiver power supply: 5-12V
  • Receiver current consumption: 35 mA
  • Radio channel radius: 6 meters
  • Radio frequency: 2.4 GHz
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Wired Tool Setter (SEN-TS-WR01)

The tool setter is designed to determine the exact coordinates of the tool mounted on a CNC milling machine using the contact method. The CNC system generates these coordinates as the tool comes into contact with the tool setter measurement platform, and uses them to calculate the height and diameter of the tool, to link the machining program to the work tool location.

  • Unilateral repeatability: <0.003 mm
  • Search directions: ±X, ±Y, -Z
  • Deflection in XYZ directions: ±2mm
  • Force to decouple in XY direction: from 0.5 to 2H
  • Body diameter and length: D=28mm, L=60mm
  • Base size: 28x28mm
  • Diameter and height of the ceramic pad: D=10mm, h=2.5mm
  • Power supply: +5V
  • Current consumption: >4mA
  • Features dust and splash protection
  • Features a brittle safeguard fuse

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Calibration/Adjustment of the probe sensor and Connection to a myCNC control board

In order to properly calibrate and then set up the probe sensor/tool setter with a myCNC controller, please consult the full Probe Sensor Documentation page for instructions.