As part of our automated monitoring system, a scanning probe sweeps at a defined angle towards the tool after it is retracted. If the probe detects resistance from the tool, an "OK" signal is generated. The system immediately recognizes if there is no resistance and the tool is broken, generating a “Not OK” signal. The machining process is immediately stopped.
This avoids bad parts, wasted production time, and quality problems. They also recognize when workpieces are incorrectly positioned, preventing damage to the machines and tools.