To setup each part, the operator presses "cycle start" and looks at the tool list on the screen, reaches into a drawer, chooses the correct preset tool
, and inserts it into the machine spindle or turret.
Machine Setup Diagram: Preset Tool
with Machine Zero "Up"
When preset tool
lift has expired, the tool may be replaced automatically or other action may be taken.
Stage 2 is comprised of a tool-preset machine, a DRO, and a printer that produces hardcopy labels to attach directly to the preset tool
. The dimensional data on these labels can eliminate human error in reading and recording tool information at the crib as well as the machine tool.
You are able to customize and preset tools
for storing your favorites within the app.
The cribs store everything from inserts to preset tools
efficiently and safely.
Its five axes of simultaneous cutting, tool rack with preset tools
and canned cycles make it a must when cutting normal to the surface is required in tire molds.
ProVision Software has sub-pixel and sub-micron resolution that provides an accurate and repeatable way to measure and preset tools
. The software stores at least 10,000 tools, 10,000 tool kits and 250 zero points.
It was a challenge to preset tools
in the production environment.
Upon delivery of the transporters to the machine, various cabinets, workbenches and bench stands, and tool stations are used at the machine to provide stable and secure storage of preset tools
adjacent to machines or other work areas.
can be quick exchange between machines with full confidence in proper, consistent, position of the tool point, holder to holder.
Overall, it formerly took more than 1600 preset tools
to machine the castings for just one machine.