Presetting Machine Spindle Ensures Accurate Change-Over
Eastec 2019: The Zoller Venturion is made from fine components to ensure users have a reliable machine to preset and measure their tools.
The Zoller Venturion tool presetting machine is designed with Bosch pneumatics, THK guideways, Uhing drives and Heidenhain glass scales. CNC drives for both the X and Z axes as well as an autofocusing spindle combine to enable micron-precise measurements. Featuring the company’s ACE spindle, change-over accuracy is said to be 1 micron.
The company’s Pilot 3.0 software is included on the machine, enabling the measurement of complex tool geometries. The eQ one-hand control handle featured on the machine enables ergonomic maneuvering of the optics carrier. With data output, users send their tool offset information directly to the machine control from the software.
Simple "roughness" measurements remain useful in the increasingly stringent world of surface finish specifications. Here's a look at why surface measurement is important and how to use sophisticated portable gages to perform inspections on the shop floor.
Functional gear testing, also known as total radial composite deviation, is a method of looking at the total effect of gear errors. This test method simulates the conditions under which a set of gears is likely to operate as a result of the gears meshing together.
The uses of working gage blocks are as varied as the number of gage blocks in a large set. The working blocks have an intermediate grade and are often used in the inspection or calibration lab, but they may also be found on the shop floor.