The space-saving Speroni STP Essentia tool presetting and measuring system from Big Kaiser (Hoffman Estates, IL) performs high-quality measurements offline, next to the machine tool, so operators achieve full machine productivity.
The system’s control optimizes all tool presetting and measuring operations with a runout function, MaxP, base post processor, entry-level tool database, and other features. A vertical graphic interface and online function further aid the operator.
The presetters measure the cutting edges of tools to ensure they match job specifications and are ready for use in the machine. Adjustments that take 15 minutes when made on a machine are done offline in less than 1 minute on a presetter, increasing productivity by allowing the machine to continue cutting.
Manufacturing Industry Invited to Take Reshoring Survey
AMT and the Reshoring Initiative will use the survey results to identify which processes, products and components face the most pressure from imports and which offer the biggest opportunities to reshore. Part of AMT’s “Rebuilding the Supply Chain” initiative, the survey is open to OEMs, job shops, technology suppliers and distributors through the end of February.
Year-Over-Year November U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 1.4%
While November’s $330.3 million represent a decrease of 13.3% from October, AMT’s president says it’s clear ‘the sector did not fare as poorly as originally predicted.’