CNC was first used for very basic and primary work like tool management and positioning. These were simple tasks and dependency on these machines was minimal. In recent times, CNC machining centers have become very advanced. They are now expected to handle complex processes at faster speeds.
As such, dependability on these machines has increased to a great extent. If these machines malfunction, the entire machining process could be affected or worse, the expensive CNC machines could be damaged.
Maintaining the integrity of the tools used in machining centers is of utmost importance. Broken tools could lead to system failure. Thus, it is important for these machines to be reliable. For this, it is essential to check that all the tools being used are in perfect condition. A CNC broken tool sensor can be useful when used in the tool changer units of machining centers.