In the last blog post, we had a general discussion about the BK Mikro tool detection system. The blog also discussed the first three types of scanners that are specially designed for the BK Mikro system. As a continuation, this blog discusses the remaining three types of BK Mikro scanners available at Techna-Tool.
- TK94A/TK94RL: Available in two variants, TK94 scanners are ideal for applications in hostile environments consisting of a large quantity of coolants. Both TK94A and TK94RL models are perfect for checking tools in lathes, transfer lines, and gun drilling machines, among others. Consider choosing TK94A variant when tool scanning is required in one direction, either clockwise or counter clockwise. However, the TK94RL variant would be the best choice when scanning in both directions (Clockwise and counter clockwise without stopping) which is helpful for cost savings by only needing one scanner for 2 tools.
Housing Stainless Steel Protection type IP 67 Scanning wand length 165 mm (standard), : 1.2 mm, scanning wand exchangeable Scanning wand angle
- Max. 270° (-A)
- Max. 360° (-RL)
Control unit connection Fixed cable (200 mm) with small circular connector, M12x1, 8 pin Ambient temperature 0 ºC to +80 ºC Storage temperature –25 ºC to +85 ºC Scanning cycles > > 5 million at minimum scanning intensity
- TK9LIN50 : When rotating scanning is not suitable for your job, then opt for the TK9LIN50 scanner. Exclusively designed for probing functions, including checking/verifying cavities, bore holes or limited space, the model ensures an accuracy level as +/- 0.05mm.
Housing Anodized aluminum Protection type IP 67 Scanning tip Exchangeable, thread M3x6 Scanning wand length Up to 67 mm Scanning wand angle 50 mm max. stroke Control unit connection Small circular connector, M12x1, 8 pin Ambient temperature 0 ºC to +80 ºC Storage temperature –25 ºC to +85 ºC Scanning cycles > > 5 million at minimum scanning intensity
- TK96A/TK96RL : When your application has tight mounting requirements with confined spaces, TK96 is the right scanner option. It is the smallest scanner available with Techna-Tool for BK Mikro tool detection. The model is perfect for use with Swiss style machines or multi-spindle heads.
Housing Stainless Steel Protection type IP 67 Scanning wand length 100 mm (standard) Scanning wand angle TK96A max. 270°, TK96RL max. 360° Control unit connection Fixed 200mm cable to connect to other standard lengths Ambient temperature 0°C to +65°C Scanning cycles > > 5 million at minimum scanning intensity
Choosing the right sensor type is crucial to achieve accurate results. Ensure that you are mounting the right type of scanner on the control unit when operating BK Mikro. If not, it may damage both the scanner and the control unit.
The aforementioned points help you understand different scanner types that are specifically designed for BK Mikro with specification details. You can also speak to Techna-Tool in case you require more information to make a wise selection.