Zoller Inc.

3900 Research Park Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48108 US

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Zoller Smart Factory Solutions.

Zoller Smart Factory Solutions Promotes Consistent, Accurate Data Usage
Westec 2019: Zoller Smart Factory Solutions connects production process steps for efficiency, less scrap and to secure data transfer across facilities.

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.

Zoller Joins OMIC Research Collaborative
Zoller has joined the Oregon Manufacturing Innovation Center Research and Development (OMIC R&D) to support industry developments in advanced metals manufacturing through the combination of resources and knowledge.

Zoller Smart Manufacturing Facility

Managing Cutting Tool Resources Through Shopfloor Connectivity
A manufacturer of cutting tool measuring equipment says that by using the data already available from devices such as tool presetters and vending systems, shops can easily establish an effective “smart” tool management system.

Zoller Venturion presetting and measuring machine

Presetting, Measuring Machine Increases Reliability
IMTS 2018: Zoller’s Venturion is a presetting and measuring machine for a range of tools.

Zoller Showcases "Smart Factory" Solutions at Open House Event
Zoller Inc. recently showcased its “Smart Factory” solutions at an Open House and Innovations Days event at its new headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

Ribbon cutting at Rego-Fix

From Universal Tool Clamping to Automated Presetting
The opening of Rego-Fix's new U.S. headquarters caps a long series of developments in precision tool clamping technology.

zoller tool clamping and measurement cell

Automated Tool Clamping, Measurement
This system combines tool presetting with tool clamping to automatically set, measure and clamp tools.

Zoller tool operator

Tool Management System Pumps up Plant-Wide Communication
Zoller’s Tool Management System helped Bosch Rexroth streamline tool design, product manufacturing and tool quality. As a result, the plant has seen a reduction in quality issues and an increase in production efficiency.

Modern Machine Shop cover October 2014

Adopting a 24/7 Mindset
This shop considered a number of factors before establishing an effective process to run an HMC cell around the clock for applications in aerospace, oilfield and other industries.

Zoller 3dCheck five-axis CNC measurement machine

3D Measurement Machine Eliminates Need for Reference Points, Backdrops
Zoller’s 3dCheck five-axis CNC measurement machine enables fully automatic measurement and evaluation of current standard geometries of round tools.

Automotive Industry is Booming in Germany
Before heading off to Esslingen, Germany (near Stuttgart) to help Index celebrate its 100th anniversary, my publisher told me that the area is “the Detroit of Germany.” I soon found that to be an apt description as a large number of shops I visited were heavily vested in automotive manufacturing. What’s even more noteworthy is that business was booming.

offline presetting of tools

Presetting Becomes Prevalent
Next Intent implemented presetting and shrink-fit toolholding when it bought a five-axis machining center, but it has since seen these resources deliver value to machining centers throughout the shop.

Zoller RoboSet

Robot Increases Tool Measuring Accuracy
Zoller’s RoboSet features a six-axis articulated arm robot equipped with a force-moment strain gage and two pneumatic parallel grippers.

Ryazan CNC lathe

Minimizing Turnaround Times for Big Parts
The key to success (and the primary challenge) for any job shop is minimizing turnaround time for non-repeating work. This Indiana shop shares some of its strategies for reducing lead times for the various large-scale jobs it encounters.

Tool Presetter/Measuring Machine Handles Cutting Tools, Electrodes
Traditionally, electrodes have been measured in two different ways: either directly in the erosion machine or on a CMM.

Data written to the tags on the toolholders

Tool Certainty
For GKN Aerospace to overcome tool-related variations on its largest milling machines, it had to confront error sources that go unnoticed in many shops.

An ERP system

Thinking About Shopfloor Interoperability-And Making It Happen
The significance of “plug-and-produce” integration for machine shops and manufacturing plants becomes clear from the perspective of an ERP software developer.

Tool inspection capability

Measuring And Inspection System Slashes Machine Time
This shop bought an inspection system to complement its five-axis wire EDM.

The yellow screw in the diagram

Toward More Seamless MQL
One of the small perils of a new technology is that it often involves new steps or new considerations that present special opportunities for error. Minimum quantity lubrication (MQL) is a technology that exemplifies this point.

Vision system in conjunction with the presetter

Marine Supplier Meets Tricky Tolerances With Presetter And Measuring Machine
For its supercharged six-cylinder Verado outboard motor range, Mercury Marine (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin) set and met multiple new tolerances. One of the trickier tooling tolerances had to do with the valve seat boring tools. The company's Mazak machining centers incorporate 15 of these long, narrow, multi-insert tools to finish machine the 24-valve seats, intake and exhaust in the one-piece aluminum cylinder head. Because valve clearances are factory-adjusted and are designed to remain within tolerance for several thousand hours, close machining tolerances are essential.

Product Categories of Zoller Inc.

Balancing Machines
Comparators, Optical & Other
Digital Readout (DRO) Units
Direct or Distributive Numerical Control (DNC) Systems
Gear Inspection Equipment
Software, Post Processors, Stand-Alone (Sold Independent of CAM System)
Tool Crib Control Software
Tool Presetters
Tool Storage & Handling Systems
Vision Systems

Trade Names

3dCheck
genius 3
hobCheck
hyperion
pilot 3.0 vision system
pomSkpGo
powerShrink
redomatic
smile
titan
TMS Tool Management Solutions
toolBalancer
venturion
zenit
ZOLLER myTouch pilot 2 mT