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CNC Touch Probes for use with Centroid CNC controls or most any 3rd party CNC controls. Renishaw, Marposs Alternative
CENTROID KP-3 CNC Touch probe: Part, Vise and Fixture Probing: Automatically Set Zero points fast and accurate.
CNC Touch Probe
The CENTROID KP-3 CNC Touch probe is designed for Probing (part setup, zero location setup, and CMM type location and measurement of part geometry), component/fixture/work piece setup, inspection and 3D or 2D digitizing/surfacing. The KP-3 CNC Touch probe is made in USA with patented technology. Centroid has developed the KP-3 from its 30 years of probe building knowledge to achieve this affordable, accurate, robust design. Commonly used on Milling Machines, Machining centers, Routers and Turning centers. The KP-3 is a state of the art Kinematic touch probe and is compatible with most any CNC control that has an input for Probes. Acorn to KP-3 connection is a simple 4 wire hookup just follow the schematic. CNC software configuration is simple one button press with the pre configured preset for the KP-3 using the Acorn Setup Wizard. Also compatible with Mach3/4, WinCNC, LinuxCNC, Pathpilot and others.
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more info on the KP-3 is here with videos..
DP-4 CNC Touch probe is made in USA with patented technology $1790
Renishaw CNC Touch Probe Alternative  

An affordable, accurate alternative to expensive Renishaw and Marposs touch probes.The CENTROID DP-4 CNC Touch probe is designed for Probing (part setup, zero location setup, and CMM type location and measurement of part geometry), component/fixture/work piece setup, inspection and 3D or 2D digitizing/surfacing. The DP-4 CNC Touch probe is made in USA with patented technology. Manufactured of stainless steel the DP-4’s mechanism requires only a feathers touch to trigger. Unlike other probes, the DP-4’s low trigger force allows the use of small styli for maximum detail and accuracy. Commonly used on Milling Machines, Machining centers, Router and Turning centers. The DP-4 is a state of the art mechanical design and is compatible with most any CNC control that has a PLC input for Probes. Previously sold exclusively for use with a CENTROID CNC control, now the DP-4 is available for use with other CNC controls such as Fagor, Haas, Fanuc, Fadal, Mazak, Mach3 and many others   Download the DP-4 Brochure click here. BUY HERE...

• Unidirectional Repeatability .00004” (1 micron)
• Triggers in all directions
• Part Probing, Fixture Offsets & Digitizing
• Works with any CNC control with a probe input
• State of the art Kinematic design
• Mounts to any 1/2” tool holder
• Customizable mount for special applications
• Small diameter body 1.25” (31.8 mm)
• Cable communication for reliability
• Interchangeable Styli

Link to Probing cycle brochure

DP-4 operator and hookup manual.

Automatic Tool Height Measurement, CNC Tool setters.
An invaluable tool for a wide variety of CNC machines. Quickly, easily and accurately setup tool heights with a push of a button. Now setting up tools is a joy not a chore. No more gauge blocks, no more paper, no more repeated measurements. Save time and increase accuracy. Once you start using a tool setter you'll wonder why you waited to purchase this time saving tool. CENTROID manufactures two types of Touch Off devices, the TT-1 which is a conductive design and the TT-2 and TT-4 which are mechanical designs great for spindles with non conductive bearings (ceramic) or tooling that doesn't conduct (diamond)
TT-4 Auto Tool Setter

Choose TT-4 for the Acorn CNC controller -OR- TT-4 for OAK/Allin1DC/MPU11 system $660

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Mechanical Tool Height Offset Measurement  

TT-2 Mechanical tool height measurement. $1350
Operates exactly like the TT-1 but this design is mechanical in nature. The TT-2 works with all types of tooling and spindles. The non-conductive mechanical design is compatible with machines that have non-conductive ceramic spindle bearings and with all types of tools such as non-conductive diamond tooling. There are three base mounting options, magnetic, screw down or tool holder. The Carbide surface is also replaceable and has a 4-48 thread.
Link to TT-2 Brochure.
TT-2  ( Part #12486
LInk to TT-2 setup manual.

Choose cable for use with Acorn or Allin1DC/Oak
Auto Tool Setter. TT1 sets Tool heights automatically. fast and accurate.   TT-1 Conductive tool measurement. $725
Set up your tools in a quarter of the time it would normally take! If you often machine short-run parts and are always setting up and tearing down for a new job, the TT-1 Auto tool set will save you tons of time while more accurately setting your tool height offsets. With the TT-1 you can create more parts per hour since the tool setup is so much faster. You'll even save time when you have to replace a dull tool with a new one in the middle of a job. The TT-1 is completely automatic. Press "measure" and the tool will automatically touch off the TT-1 and set the tool height offset in the tool library. Requires conductive tooling and spindle.
Link to TT-1 Brochure
TT-1 auto Tool Setter (Part #10220)
Choose cable for use with Acorn or Allin1DC/OAK
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cnc digitizing on any milling machine

. The CENTROID CNC Touch probe works better and costs less. Our reliable design is accurate and made in the USA. Designed for setting up part zero locations or digitizing. Link to Digitizing brochure.

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digitize and reproduce parts on a milling machine

From the bottom of the photo to the top: The original, the reproduced part (in wax) and G code backplot graphics of the digitizing data that was automatically created by CENTROID's CNC Digitizing directly on the milling machine that cut the part. The data you see on the screen is un manipulated raw digitizing data generated by the control, no cad/cam was used in this example. However if more extensive editing to the shape is needed it is easy to export the data to a CAD/CAM system for further editing.

Note: Files can be transferred to other centroid equipped machines as well. So you can digitize on one machine and cut the digitized file on multiple machines at the same time for mass production.

Link to Digitizing brochure.


cnc probe styli prices and sizes  

Probe Stylus Size and Price sheet

We stock common sized probe styli. The KP-3, DP-4 and the DP-7 use the same styli thread mount, so these styli will fit the KP-3, DP-4 and DP-7.

click here to download the Probe Tip Size and Price sheet.

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