New designs in tool presetting from Zoller
- Published: May 17, 2017
Zoller has introduced new presetting and measuring devices including the venturion 450, the smileCompact and smile devices.
The “handy” and functional design of the operating elements, and the ergonomically designed separate cockpit operating unit create true added value and unique operating comfort. The futuristic redesign of the company's classic eQ Plus single-hand operating device, beams — not only with a new, ergonomically adapted form and integrated LED light, but also because it enables preprogrammed functionalities like spindle clamping using the newly included function button.
The venturion is equipped for the highest demands, providing professionals maximum flexibility and the greatest precision. With features such as the "ace" high precision spindle, a high end camera for even the smallest tool geometries, options such as RFID technology for reliable process data transmission, and comprehensive software capabilities, this device offers the right presetting, measuring, and inspection solution for every application, says Zoller.
The "smileCompact" is ideal for small operations or as a second device for simple, efficient tool presetting. This rugged, entry-level model scores big points with unrivaled cost-effectiveness and maximum performance. The smile accomodates measuring ranges of 350 to 800 mm maximum tool length and tool diameters of 320 to 620 mm. A choice of three image processing technologies guarantee the right performance range: "pilot 1.0," the basic version for simple presetting and measuring of standard tools; "pilot 2 mT" with modern touch-operation technology and user-specific menu guidance; and "pilot 3.0," which covers the entire bandwidth of tool measuring, inspection and management.
All presetting and measuring devices are ready for the networked manufacturing of the future. Process security is guaranteed, thanks to intelligent software developed in-house and the highest security standards.
The system securely and reliably transmits tool data to machines made by any manufacturer, and commonly available third party systems. From ERP and CAM systems, to cabinet and lift systems, all can be networked easily with ZOLLER. With a focus on the future, Industry 4.0 requirements of tomorrow are already a reality today.