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Probes for Contact Tool Setter


In the contact tool setter application field, the TLS line offers a complete range of probes for presetting tool lengths, and performing tool integrity and wear checks inside machining centres.

Probes for Contact Tool Setter

The TLS probe line represents a complete range of compact applications based on the following, easy to understand operating principle: At the instant, the tool cutting edge comes into contact with the probe, the system generates a highly repeatability signal, which is transmitted to the CNC. The tool measurement, which is generated by processing the signal, is compared with the nominal value that has already been saved in the CNC, in order to determine tool wear and breakage.

All the check and measurement operations are performed during a single phase, which offers the dual advantage of reducing production times and eliminating the risk of damage to the machine resulting from human errors when setting up the tool parameters.

The TLS probes represent a complete range of compact applications that may be used to perform the following checks:

  • Tool breakage, in order avoid the risk of damaging the work piece and the machine, and the resulting loss of production time
  • Tool length
  • Tool wear compensation, in order to optimise working life
  • Tool offset calculations, in order to reduce set-up times and eliminate the need to pre-set the tool outside the machine

This A90K line probes boast excellent repeatability at high touch speeds, resulting in a significant increase in production quality and a corresponding reduction in cycle times. For this reason, they represent the ideal solution for mass production and unmonitored machining applications. A90K probes are available in a wide range of dedicated versions, in order to satisfy every type of application requirement.

The IP67 protection classification guarantees high performance even in the most challenging machining environments. The air cleaning device guarantees the probe is not affected by the presence of chips or coolant.

  • Process and quality control
  • Reduced cycle times
  • Compact design
  • Robust build and resistance to coolants
  • Immunity to machine vibrations
  • Repeatability 1 μm (2σ)

For all technical characteristics, please refer to the table in the DOWNLOAD section.


The TLS probes are available in a wide range of versions that differ according to:

  • the number of signals they are capable of handling
  • the presence of indicator LEDs
  • the type of contact (normally open or normally closed)
  • repeatability value
  • contact force
  • size of the plate
  • overstroke value

For more detailed information, consult the General MIDA Catalogue and the TLS Catalogue



Brochure Installation Manual
English TLS: (3.81MB)
TLS: (1.54MB)
Italian TLS: (3.81MB)
TLS: (1.57MB)
German TLS: (3.82MB)
TLS: (1.54MB)
French TLS: (3.82MB)
TLS: (1.54MB)
Spanish TLS: (3.81MB)
TLS: (1.55MB)
Russian TLS: (3.89MB)
Japanese TLS: (806.36kB)
Korean - TLS: (1.93MB)
Simplified Chinese TLS: (6.74MB)
Traditional Chinese - TLS: (1.74MB)


Tech Specs Table
English (82.92kB)
Italian (83.10kB)
German (83.17kB)

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