TS 248/TS 260/TS 460



    Radio and infrared

    Workpiece touch probe

    TS 248

    TS 260

    TS 460

    Probe accuracy

    ± 5 µm when using a standard T404 stylus

    Probe repeatability

    Repeated probing from one direction

    2 σ 1 µm at a probing velocity of 1 m/min

    Typical values:

    2 σ 1 µm at a probing velocity of 3 m/min

    2 σ 4 µm at a probing velocity of 5 m/min

    Deflection of probe contact

    5 mm in all directions (with stylus length L = 40 mm)

    Deflection force

    Axial: approx. 8 N (TS 248: approx. 4 N)

    Radial: approx. 1 N (TS 248: approx. 0.5 N)

    Probing velocity

    5 m/min

    Collision protection*


    Protection EN 60 529


    Operating temperature

    10 °C to 40 °C

    Storage temperature

    –20 °C to 70 °C

    Mass without taper shank

    Approx. 0.15 kg

    Approx. 0.2 kg


    • With taper shank1) (only with radial flange socket)
    • By M28 x 0.75 external thread
    • By coupling joint with M22 x 1 external thread
    • With taper shank1)
    • By M12 x 0.5 external thread

    Electrical connection*

    M12 flange socket, 8-pin; axial or radial

    Cable length

    25 m

    Voltage supply

    15 V to 30 V DC / 100 mA (with no load)

    2 batteries (rechargeable or non-rechargeable)
    1/2 AA or size LR2, each 1 V to 4 V

    Operating time

    Continuous duty: typically 400 h2) with lithium batteries

    Output signals

    • Trigger signals S and S (square-wave signal and its inverted signal)
    • Floating trigger output

    HTL signal levels

    UH 20 V at –IH 20 mA

    UL 2.8 V at IL 20 mA

    at 24 V DC rated voltage

    Signal transmission


    Radio and infrared transmission (selectable) with 360° range to SE

    Transmitter/receiver unit*

    • SE 660 for radio and infrared transmission3)
    • SE 642 for infrared transmission3)
    • SE 540 for infrared transmission; for integration in the spindle head

    TS switch-on/off

    Radio or infrared signal (selectable) from SE

    * Please select when ordering

    1) See overview, page 18

    2) Reduced operating time if there is much surrounding radio traffic, or short but frequent probing intervals

    3) Common SE for TS 460 and TT 460