Tool presetters improve quality and boost productivity by precisely measuring any tool off line with micron accuracy. This enables a CNC machine to keep cutting so machine uptime is optimised and tool life is maximised.
Tool presetters provide three key features in the one machine: measuring, presetting, and inspecting tools. They save set-up time, improve accuracy, produce better quality parts, whilst minimising scrap.
A state-of-the-art image processing system measures the cutting edges of tools in seconds, then saves and documents the measurement results – simple time-wasting fine adjustments are a thing of the past.
Adjustable boring bars can be easily set with micron precision in less than a minute, which in turn eradicates frustrating “trial and error” cutting. Tool run out can also be checked and cutting inserts inspected using the on-board inspection camera.
“Presetting and measuring allows for shorter fitting times and greater productivity – while your machine works you can get the next tool ready. Thanks to correctly preset tools, the very first part will be of the highest quality. You can also be confident the tool will perform perfectly until the end of the tool life, thereby minimising the chance of rejects,” said Dimac Managing Director Paul Fowler.
“We’ve been distributing our EZset tool presetters for a number of years and these have enabled many CNC operators to improve their productivity and quality. To ensure we cater to all market segments, we’ve now added the respected German Zoller range to complement our existing EZset models. No matter what your requirements or budget, we are confident we will now have a presetter to suit your needs perfectly,” Mr Fowler went on to say.
In addition to offering an extensive range of models, both EZset and Zoller offer extensive hardware and software options to suit individual operator’s production needs.
Both brands have a range of optional features that includes a direct link via ethernet to various CNC machines. This facilitates the direct transfer of a measured tool’s library of results, thus eliminating the potential of damaging data entry errors.
EZset are manufactured in Germany and assembled with high quality brand name components, such as Bosch pneumatic components, THK guides and Heidenhain Glass Scales to ensure a long, maintenance-free lifetime. Equipped with image processing based on the newest technology available, a precise tool mounting spindle and numerous measurement functions, EZset sets the benchmark in cost effective tool presetting outside of your CNC Machine Tool.
Zoller is a German brand founded by Alfred Zoller; the company today is still run by the Zoller family – now in its third generation. Since 1968 more than 28,000 presetting and measuring machines as well as tool measuring machines with worldwide unrivaled software solutions have been sold.
Regardless of the model chosen all Zoller presetters feature the highest quality components that include a high-precision freely accessible tool holder spindle, state-
of-the-art optics, leading image processing technology and comfortable and easy to use ergonomic control units.
“Precisely measured cutting tools deliver at least a 15% increase in productivity in your manufacturing processes. The initial investment in a tool presetting device is quickly returned through the increased productivity, higher quality and less waste. They are easy to operate and will save a company time and money,” Mr Fowler concluded.
In addition to Ezset and Zoller, Dimac is also the sole distributor of other leading CNC accessory and workholding brands including Kitagawa, Lang Technik, Reven air cleaners, Hydrafeed barfeeders and Royal’s Rota-Rack.
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