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Drewtronics Touch Probe

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by UltiBots, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. UltiBots

    UltiBots Well-Known
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    Hi All... I am so impressed with the #Drewtronics touch probe and the #OpenBuilds Control hardware and software that I needed to share. Getting both running was without issue. The OpenBuilds Blackbox Motion Control System running #GRBL was easy to install and their documentation SUPER. I phoned Drewtronics and spoke directly with Drew who helped me verify wiring and probe functions.



    My homemade Benchtop CNC router has evolved from the original OpenBuilds C Beam kit. I used it to cut aluminum plates to accept the aluminum tee-slot bed. Thanks Mark, Kyo, Ronald Van Arkel, and Peter van der Walt for your inspiration!

    Recently I upgraded the linear motion with Hiwin MGN15 rails. This has provided more precision and rigidity. Soon I will upgrade my CNC with a SaundersMachineWorks custom fixture plate so I can utilize their Mod Vise fixturing system.

    Below are 6 consecutive probing results from the hole center Javascript routine mentioned in this video. Impressive!!!

    Probed dimension X: 16.259
    Probed dimension Y: 16.273
    Probed dimension X: 16.259
    Probed dimension Y: 16.273
    Probed dimension X: 16.259
    Probed dimension Y: 16.299
    Probed dimension X: 16.264
    Probed dimension Y: 16.278
    Probed dimension X: 16.264
    Probed dimension Y: 16.283
    Probed dimension X: 16.264
    Probed dimension Y: 16.273

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    Drewtronics s5000LED CNC probe... link to product 530-864-2294
     
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  2. Rob Taylor

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    Definitely recommend the SMW system, works great. Probe looks good, I'm gonna build one of those at some point here, maybe when I get automated toolchanging. At under $200, that one's a pretty good price though. Seems accurate enough, too.
     
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  3. Kristoffer Lippert

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    Wow - looks like a great Probe and very good price point. Do you know if anybody import them in europe?
    Also I'm using a fixture and i wish to add a probe - and keep my touchplate. is there any easy solution to that, or do i just need to live with plugging and unpluggin and resetting things?
     
  4. UltiBots

    UltiBots Well-Known
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    I'd reach out to Drew [email protected] :)
     
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