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Probing System Offers Wideband Transmission Technology

The main purpose of touch probing systems is to optimise the production process of machine tools, by increasing both quality and quantity: automatic detection of the position of the machine axes provides advantages in terms of part positioning and checking, directly within the machining centre and milling machines. Where cable routing is not possible, the probe must be mounted directly on the spindle: in such a configuration, the touch information is sent to the machine CNC by a wireless connection. This wireless transmission usually consists of a radio signal based on the 2.4 GHz band, common to the standard Wi-Fi network.

In recent years, there has been an exponential increase in Wi-Fi devices within production plants, not only smartphones, tablets, and modems, but also automatic lifts and other handling systems. This leads to a saturation of the 2.4 GHz band with the inevitable presence of noise and interference, affecting the reliability of wireless probing systems, causing downtime, and, more generally, decreasing the quality of the production process.

The new Marposs Ultra Probing System is a new touch probing system with Ultra Wideband technology, a real revolution for the machine tool industry. Thanks to Ultra Wideband technology, Marposs can place itself at a higher transmission level than the standard, offering a new solution that is claimed as unrivaled in performance and reliability.

Marposs Ultra Probing System consists of a transmitter (UWP) an antenna receiver (ANCHOR) and a machine cabinet interface (BS). The system components communicate through Ultra Wideband radio transmission that makes automatic pairing and frequency Xion, no human operation are necessary. Due to the transmission technology, the system is immune to any signal interference. The Marposs Ultra Probing System advantages include avoiding machine downtime and maximizing production quality.

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