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Measurement and Inspection Solutions

ZOLLER Inc. will feature a variety of its measurement, inspection, presetting and tool management solutions at HOUSTEX.


The ZOLLER »smile« is a universal presetting and measuring machine for standard tools. "The solution is easy to operate; is constructed of high-quality components; comes equipped with all standard measuring functions for professionally presetting and measuring cutting tools; and is suitable for use on the shop floor due to its robust, well thought-out design and construction," said a company spokesperson.

"The high-precision SK-50 spindle and high-quality optics, combined with leading image processing technology, allow for precise measurements," continued the spokesperson. "The ergonomic, single-hand »eQ« operating handle allows for easy maneuvering of the optics carrier." The »smile« has a graphical interface to help guide the user through the »pilot« image processing technology.


The ZOLLER »venturion«, a presetting and measuring machine for all kinds of tools, is built with Bosch pneumatics, THK guideways, Uhing drives and Heidenhain glass scales. CNC drives for both the X- and Z-axis as well as an autofocusing spindle allow for micron-precise measurements. With ZOLLER's »ace« (All Clamping Elements) spindle, it offers changeover accuracy of 1µ, allowing consistent measurement results regardless of who is operating the presetter.

ZOLLER's intuitive pilot 3.0 software is designed to make measuring even the most complex tool geometries a simple task. With the new »eQ«, data transfer is no longer a matter of manual entry into the machine control. With data output, users can send their tool offset information directly to the machine control from the pilot 3.0 software on the »venturion«, minimizing the potential for human error and thus creating greater process reliability.

TMS Tool Management Solutions

With ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions software, users have complete control over their tooling. From a single source database, every employee in a company works from the same tool data. All critical measurements can be stored in the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions software, and users can create a 3-D virtual representation of their actual tool stores down to the compartment. This allows them to track exactly how much of any given item is stored in any cabinet or compartment in the shop.

TMS allows users to build and store set-up sheets and access them through the software, showing the precise location of the parts and tools required for the jobs. Users can book tools into a specific CNC machine and track where the tools are being utilized. This allows for total transparency in tooling, which leads to less over-ordering of tools that are not needed.

Smart Cabinets

ZOLLER Smart Cabinets provide storage solutions for all single components, assemblies, holders and accessories. Due to their connectivity to ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions software, the Smart Cabinets allow users to precisely track the exact location of any given tool, and also track who checked the tool out, for which machine and for which job, all through the software. With individually locking compartments, operators maintain a high level of accountability and control over their tools, and due to their modular design, users are able to customize the configuration of each cabinet to their precise specifications. Manually or electronically locking drawers allows users to choose what works best for them.


The ZOLLER »cora« collaborative robotic assistant supports users in all standard tasks for tool preparation, fully automatically.

Tools can be automatically picked, assembled, clamped, cleaned and labelled. Due to its double gripper, components and tool assemblies can be securely gripped and positioned, either in the tool presetter, Smart Cabinets or on the tool cart. Due to its integration to the ZOLLER Zone tool database and TMS Tool Management Solutions, »cora« knows the precise location of assemblies and components.

For instance: »cora« can open the »keeper« cabinet, remove an assembled tool, insert it into a presetting and measuring machine, and start the measurement process, simply and quickly with minimal programming effort. After opening or closing the cabinet, »cora« is swiveled 90° and does not interfere with tool handling.


ZOLLER »powerShrink« is an inductive heat shrinking device for HSS and hard metal tools, with which users can reduce the fitting times in manufacturing. "In 10 seconds max., tools are heat shrunk, cooled after just 40 further seconds and are ready for production," said the spokesperson. The precise time to heat and cool depends on tool diameter.

The ZOLLER »powerShrink« is easy to use due to a turntable that allows quick and easy exchanging of different holders, and a quick heat shrinking and cooling process. The modular design allows for individual adjustments to match specific needs. Benefits include high degree of rotation accuracy, long service life and reduced tool expenses.


The latest HSC machines work with high speeds and therefore need precisely balanced tools. The ZOLLER »toolBalancer«-a high-precision balancing system specifically for toolholders, grinding wheels and rotors-gives users precisely balanced tools, which can be adjusted to individual requirements, even with future developments, all due to its modular design.

This modern balancing system is designed to reduce rejection rates, machine downtimes, production costs and lead times.

For more information contact:


3900 Research Park Drive

Ann Arbor, MI 48108


HOUSTEX 2019 Booth 3034

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