Camera systems

The camera systems from HEIDENHAIN enable the in-process monitoring of the tool and work envelope, permitting reliable detection of incorrect workpieces, missing or incorrect machining operations, missing tools, worn tools, and tools lying in the work envelope.

Camera-based tool inspection
The VT 121, combined with the VTC software, enables automated and time-saving in-process tool inspection within the machine. During unattended shifts, the tool condition and wear can be monitored and documented for every cutting edge and from different perspectives.


  • Tool inspection after tool life expiration
  • Optimization of cutting parameters
  • Optimization of NC programs
  • Tool inspection for breakage
  • Tool inspection prior to critical machining steps

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