High precision HLTNC CNC tool length sensor

For my new CNC build I needed an affordable, easy to use and accurate cnc tool touch probe to do automatic tool length measurement.

I chose for HLTNC’s option due to the fast shipping to EU and good prices. I opted for the “with dust blow” model as it allows me to keep the touch probe clean when doing automatic tool length measurement with my uccnc controller.

Items were packed well, arrived in ~14 days from China to EU and was complete and to spec. I paid ~45 USD for it including shipping and taxes.

Physical product – tool length setter

THe body is made by anodized cnc milled or turned aluminium. Which is free of dents, scratches and burrs.

HLTNC tool length setter tool length sensor automatic tool length measurement

The wiring is protected by a metal sleeve which covers he rubber wiring.

HLTNC tool length setter tool length sensor automatic tool length measurement bottom

The bottom features a serial number which could indicate that there is individual quality checks and potentially even calibration done on the tool length sensor.

HLTNC tool length setter tool length sensor automatic tool length measurement rubber

The tool length plunger/plate features a rubber or silicone gasket which keeps chips and coolant out of the internal workings and mechanics of the tool length setter.

Instructions of the touch probe

HLTNC tool length setter chinese description

The instructions themself that are affixed to the box it came in are in chinese.

Product Description:
The repeat positioning accuracy of this product can reach 0.01mm, and the layered sealing design is completely anti-drop, anti-collision, and dust-proof.

wiring is simple, easy to install and use.
Suitable for all kinds of engraving machines.

Additionally it tells you how to connect the probe in case of a DC24V PNP or 0V NPN setup.

PNP wiring method

Brown: DC24V
Green:Tool Setting Signal Output
White:DC24V
Yellow:Tool Setting Stroke Protection

NPN wiring method

Brown:0V
Green:Tool Setting Signal Output
White:0V
Yellow:Tool setting stroke protction

Tool setting stroke protection = overtravel protection switch

So far I’m happy with the product. And i will use it in my new cnc build.

High precision HLTNC CNC tool length sensor - CNC Router Info
20221005 124438

The bottom features a serial number which could indicate that there is individual quality checks and potentially even calibration done on the tool length sensor.

Product Brand: HLTNC

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 45

Price Valid Until: 2025-10-08

Product In-Stock: InStock

Editor's Rating:
4.7

Pros

  • Well built
  • Repeatable within 0.01mm

Cons

  • A little bit pricy
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