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Our Broken Tool Detection systems provide for a higher degree of safety and reliability in automated production processes in over 90,000 installations worldwide.
The BK Mikro scanners are designed to the highest standards and made specifically to be used in the harshest machining environments. The scanners are equipped with "Viton" seals and have a rating of IP 67 which allows for full submersion up to 1 meter. Typically the system is used to check tools such as Drills, Taps, Reamers and Solid End Mills on these type of machines. (To check inserted tooling read about our Techna-Check systems)

  • Horizontal and Vertical Machining Centers
  • Lathes
  • Swiss Style Machine
  • Screw Machines
  • Dial Transfer Machines
  • In-Line Transfer
  • Gun Drilling Machines
  • Part Presence Checking
Other applications include:

Assembly Machines Object or Free space monitoring:

To verify a part is either present in a spindle or has been cut off or ejected from a spindle.

Part ID:

Verify the correct part is loaded into the machine by touching a unique feature on that part to verify it is correct

Broken Tool Detection

  • Stationary and rotating tools
  • Inside tool magazine area or inside machining area
  • Breakage detection
  • Radial scanning on spiral coil / cutting edge

Object Inspection

  • Feeding, ejection and free-space inspection
  • Correct tool storage in magazine
  • Measuring of length resp. diameter
  • Radial or linear scanning

Position Recognition

  • Detection of deviations
  • Monitoring of tolerances
  • Inspection of material thickness
  • Radial or linear scanning

Measuring of Hidden Geometries

  • Bores / cavities
  • Testing functions in narrow process areas
  • Application-specific wand variants
  • Linear scanning

Testing of Contours / Profiles

  • Checking contours for defects
  • Registration of irregularities
  • Monitoring of material feeding
  • Radial or linear scanning