Lyndex-Nikken has introduced the E346V+ presetter, by Elbo Controlli Nikken.
The company says the E346V+ delivers the productivity of larger, more sophisticated presetters but in a smaller footprint.
The E346V+ presetter helps to optimize spindle uptime as it allows for the measurement of tools for both mills and lathes to be done offline. It also helps machine shops be more productive as monitoring tool runout helps optimize cutter life and cutting capability. Finally, E346V+ presetter inspection tools can see insert and cutter edge wear helping to prevent scrap parts or poor finishes.
The E346V+ presetter features rigidity and accurate performance due to a ground granite base and column, as well as an electro-welded and de-tensioned steel construction with an ergonomic design. The design helps assure the same perpendicularity accuracy for tools of all sizes. Further enhancing accuracy, the precision spindle system is fully interchangeable – the one-piece cartridge eliminates the need for adapters and the errors associated with their use. With 1-micron resolution, length and diameter dimensions transferred to machines are very accurate. All of this accuracy on the E346V+ presetter is critical as preset tools allow for tooling consistency that results in machining performance consistency.
A 15” TFT LCD touch screen provides full operator control via an intuitive icon system. The software package for the E346V+ includes an inspection mode where runout and cutting edge surface inspection can be done as well as a vision system that is geared for measuring and inspecting cutting tools. Free software updates are provided for the life of the presetter, and software includes up to 9,999 machine tool origins and up to 999,999 tool table capacity. Built with a dual lit system, variable LED arrangement and a CMOS sensor; brightness for optimal visualization is achieved while minimizing heat generation that can distort measuring accuracy.
The E346V+ optional Tool Identification System (TID) is a two-way communication between the presetter and the CNC allowing measurements taken from the presetter to be sent directly to the CNC via QR Code without downtime. So, insertion errors by the operator are eliminated as well as the additional costs associated with the purchase of RFID devices and the application of read/write hardware interfaced with the machine tool. TID allows complete customization to manage different configurations according to the tool data required for the specific machine. TID makes it possible to view the status of the tool assemblies and the CNC corrector table, making it an essential component for Industry 4.0 production.
Key features include:
- Granite column and base for the utmost thermal stability
- Interchangeable spindles for CAT 40/50, BT30/40/50, HSK, and polygonal shank
- No yearly maintenance contracts
- Free software updates for the life of the presetter
- Micro adjustments in X and Z (1μm resolution)
- Angle and radius comparison tool
- Inspection mode to verify condition of cutting tools
- 25x camera magnification
The measurable range for the E346V+ presetter on the X and Z axes are 14.17” diameter and 18.11” length respectively.