During the machining process, the material chips can mix with the coolant and form an adhesive substance that sticks to tools and system components. In order to ensure that the machining process is safe, the end face area has to be monitored. The sensor system PLANKO from OTT-JAKOB is a completely new end face monitoring concept. Using extremely high-frequency radar electronic components, its patented measuring technology can measure direct distances to the micrometre. The system is based on a compact, passive electronics module consisting of a resonator, cable and connector which are integrated into the spindle nose. The end face is determined during rotation by the resonators working in sequence.

  • tool contact face
  • machine tool

Product features

Type condition for machines
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