I bought a Renishaw OTS-AA tool setter and OMP-60 for Ct40 taper in 2018I'm looking for some historical cost figures for installing a Blum/Renishaw spindle probe into a Brother.
The Blum stuff is significantly more expensive than Renishaw, but worth it if speed matters. And Blums Znano tool setter is worlds better than anything from Renishaw in my opinion.
By no means as fast as some of the demos by people who know that they are doing. However this is stock Blum macros via Fusion360
Ed Wildgoose on Instagram: "Proving out the probing macros. The stock is placed only approximately in position, then the probe finds the centre (handles oddly cut stock more robustly) The estimated position of the stock is setup relative to a fixed7,886 likes, 87 comments - hi_fly_cnc on April 18, 2023: "Proving out the probing macros. The stock is placed only approximately in position, then the prob..."www.instagram.com
Thanks for the correction. It dawned on me that I was comparing 2022 Blum / Yamazen pricing to 2010's Renishaw / Haas pricing.I can't speak to retrofits, but Blum is significantly less than Renishaw on new machines. The install costs are the same, but the hardware is about 10% more, and Inspection+ tacks another $1200 or so onto the Renishaw. Blum rolls the macro pricing into the whole install kit.
You know, it sure would be nice if Yamazen would disseminate this kind of thing voluntarily. If I crashed a probe before I read your post, I would have tossed it, used my spare and ordered a new one, since I would have no idea anything had changed.- I bought Renishaw back in the day because Renishaw offered a crash replacement program; Blum and Yamazen now offer the same. If you bork your TC-52, Yamazen/Blum will take the busted spindle probe in on trade for a significant discount on a new one.
Well, maybe with If Yamazen has a deal with blum their replacement program will be reasonable. In the past blum has been a joke for replacement /repair. I had a znano that got coolant in it. Their fix was that they’d sell me another at 10% off. Scumbags!