NC4+ Blue F145C

Blue laser technology, non-contact measurement


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The second-generation NC4+ Blue non-contact tool setting solution features an ultra-compact design and is available in four sizes, with operating gaps ranging from 55mm to 240mm. Measurement repeatability has also been improved across the range, down to ±0.5µm on smaller separations.

NC4+ Blue systems use Renishaw’s non-contact tool setting software package. Auto-optimization technology within the software automatically adjusts the movement of the tool in and out of the beam to minimize wasted movement. A dual measurement mode measures the tool as it exits the laser beam, and an advanced tool cleaning option ensures the tool is free from debris and coolant during measurement. Further enhancements to tool run-out and profile measurement cycles deliver increased functionality and reliability.

The NC4+ Blue uses MicroHole and PassiveSeal optical protection technologies, enabling fast and reliable tool measurement even in wet conditions.

MicroHole ensures optics are protected from contamination during measurement by delivering a continuous stream of compressed air through a small, precise laser-drilled hole in the transmitter and receiver heads. The PassiveSeal system provides additional protection, automatically shielding the optics from contamination in the event of air supply failure. It uses a simple pneumatic installation that minimizes maintenance.

NC4+ Blue support is embedded into Renishaw’s range of graphical user interfaces, including on-machine and mobile apps such as Renishaw Set and Inspect and GoProbe.

On-machine tool measurement allows manufacturers to automate and optimize processes while minimizing quality problems and machine stoppages. With the on-machine Reporter app, users can view historical tool data captured by the NC4+ Blue and stream the measurements in real-time. Results can also be exported via CSV file or PDF report and either stored for traceability or imported into in-house quality analysis software.

Renishaw
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December 2022
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