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ZOLLER UK Open House this November

Whether you’re a small or large business, a potential or existing customer, there are a multitude of reasons to visit the ZOLLER UK open house this month. On the day, 14th and 15th November, guests will witness both ZOLLER UK’s extended range of advanced tool presetting and inspection equipment, and the new Smart Cabinets for efficient tool warehousing, as well as products exhibited by a select range of trusted and high-quality partners. For more information and sign up, click here!

NEW: VR App for Download

Experience the thrilling, virtual 3D discovery journey through the intelligent shop floor, the Smart Factory, with the VR glasses or a cardboard! The new ZOLLER VR app is available for download, now (Google Play Store and Apple App Store). EMO visitors get a free ZOLLER cardboard until Saturday in Hall 3, Stand B18! Find here more information for the download.

Smart Factory Live!

At this year’s EMO, ZOLLER display a complete production infrastructure — from CAM workstation to presetting and measuring machines to the machine tool — quality assurance for tools is included. Experience Smart Factory solutions live and in person, as well as through an exciting 3D virtual reality experience! An stay connected — follow us on ► LinkedIn!

ZOLLER at EMO Hanover, 18 - 23 September, 2017

Visit us at EMO in Hall 3, Stand B-18 - it's worth it! Discover more than 10 Innovations, 36 presetting, measuring, and inspection devices and comprehensive tool management software solutions for the smart factory in 420 square meters. Live, and as a thrilling virtual experience. Connect to the production requirements of the future - read more here. We look forward to seeing you!

How to Shorten Machine Setup Times in Two Steps

Especially for big machines, that have a 6–7 hour run time and that use up to 60 tools for one workpiece, the setup times added up at Anfotec Antriebstechnologie GmbH. The first step to shorten setup times was the installation of a ZOLLER presetting and measuring machine. The second step was the addition of ZOLLER tool management software. This result is longer machine run times and significantly better cutting performance – between 10 and 15 percent more. Read more in the new user report !

NEW: the third Z.magazine!

Read interesting background discussions on new products, get exciting insights into real innovation culture, and look behind the company scenes. And: 40 years of software innovation! Benefit from best practices in tool management and from user experiences in seamlessly documented quality assurance. Where to meet us in person, you can find out in the Z.events section – have fun browsing!

New »eQ« One-Hand Control Handle with “Bonus” Function!

With new, bright yellow »eQ« (ergonomic and quick) single-hand operating device, redesigned presetting and measuring devices offer true added value. Its new shape not only offers especially comfortable and fast movement of the optic carrier. The new additional button can be programmed to meet the user’s needs – for instance with frequently used functions like “Release tool” for even faster and more comfortable work!

CONTROL, 9 - 12 May 2017, Stuttgart

At this international trade fair for quality assurance, ZOLLER presents solutions for tool manufacturers and grinding companies, as well as for machining companies, with which tools can be precisely analyzed, measured and checked. But not only that - all results can be documented - experience this live in Hall 7, Booth 7414. We look forward to seeing you!

No more complaints thanks to »lasso«!

The »lasso« measuring program captures every contour of a rotationally symmetrical tool or tool geometry for contour measurement quickly and through a fully automated process! A graphic target-actual comparison is displayed after contours are captured. Documentation is produced fully automatically according to the target template. The tool is completely checked, results documented — and tool quality is guaranteed. In this video you can view application examples of how a fir tree cutter and plunge forming tool are measured, and how »lasso« can help evaluate their contours.

Simply More Possibilities!

The decisive step towards networked production, because precisely measured tools are only the beginning. To seamlessly exchange the generated data with all production stations and to benefit from consistent, micron-precise values from work preparation to the CNC machine - this is the decisive step towards smart factory. Find out more about the possibilities of networked production 4.0 with the new premium »venturion 450« presetting and measuring machine. Inquire now!

Start Now, Expand Later - with Efficient Tool Management!

Start managing your tool data now with the starter package of TMS Tool Management Solutions. With two software modules and three floating licenses you can start just perfectly and immediately with managing your tool data and locating your tools in stock. The starter package can also be integrated perfectly into the closed process chain and expanded at any time to work with the entire BRONZE, SILVER, or even the GOLD package. You need more information? Fell free to contact us at info@zoller-uk.com or +44 (01283) 585933.

ZOLLER Receives Industry 4.0 Award

When it's about expanding one's competitive edge with networked, intelligent manufacturing processes, ZOLLER is in. The focus is on solutions, which bring Industry 4.0 to the shop floor. ZOLLER has now been awarded in the "100 Places for Industry 4.0 in Baden-Württemberg" competition. In addition to the degree of innovation of the submitted »flash« analysis software for the monitoring of tool life the concrete practical relevance for industry 4.0 was a criterion. More

Successful AMB 2016

The number of visitors at the AMB show this year was just great – thank you for visiting our booth! Special interest was shown in the new presetter and measuring machine »venturion 450« and new functions of the TMS tool management solutions. Live demonstrations of new developments such as »zidCode«, which ensure reliable tool data transfer to the machine, were received with great interest. Our team looks back on an exciting week – thank you!

AMB 2016- ZOLLER Hall 1, Stand G72

Get ready to browse our comprehensive product portfolio, including a wide variety of presetting, measurement, and inspection solutions for any size company and any measurement need. Experience the world premiere — a new generation of innovative equipment with fresh designs and uncompromising quality offering added value for your company. This new generation is ready for the networked manufacturing of the future, and is extremely user friendly. We look forward to your visit - AMB 2016 Hall 1, Stand G72

Top Speed to the Machine

There are numerous different machine control systems - and numerous opportunities for manufacturer-independent data transmission. With ZOLLER many paths lead quickly and safely to the machine: via label, RFID chip, postprocessor or manufacturing management systems. For more information click here!

The New Standard for Standard Tools: »pilot 1.0«

The new image processing technology »pilot 1.0« for the presetting and measuring machine series »smile« offers all functions for presetting and measuring standard tools quickly and easily. A clear user interface keeps the handling of the measuring procedures easy and quick. For more information click here.

There it is: the new Z.magazine!

Exciting, informative and entertaining! Read how to optimally prepare for the production of tomorrow! Find exciting background information on current trend topics, tips and tricks for using your ZOLLER product and benefit from user experience! Click here and enjoy browsing!

NEW: »zidCode« - the efficient solution for tool identification

As well as the data matrix code, RFID chip and post-processor, ZOLLER now offers another simple and process-reliable solution for data transmission: The ZOLLER »zidCode« identification code. This does not require a network connection. Instead, the data for complete tools can be transmitted very simply from a scanner to the machine. If you would like to learn more, please click here. You will see some convincing arguments about just how simple »zidCode« makes data transmission!

100% Checking, 24/7 – Fully Automated

Faster and more compact: The new »roboSet 2« automation solution for tool checking around the clock. The multi-pallet system enables tool measuring with an even larger tool throughput while the double gripper accelerates measurement. Laser and ultrasonic cleaning is available upon request. Measuring technology and robotics: a great team for increasing efficiency!

ZOLLER UK @ MACH, Birmingham, 11 – 15 April, 2016

We kindly invite you to visit us at our booth 5764 at MACH in Birmingham. Feel free to bring your own tools and measure them on our representative devices for universal tool inspection solutions »genius« for all precision tools and the compact inspection device »pomBasic«. Also experience live, hands-on, the tool presetters and measuring machines »smile« and »venturion« in combination with the TMS Tool Management Solutions.

ZOLLER innovations at GrindTec 2016, Germany

Experience ZOLLER solutions in measuring and inspection technology and numerous innovations at GrindTec, the worldwide leading trade fair for grinding technology in Augsburg, Germany (16-19 March). 100% inspection, gapless documentation and traceability - ZOLLER sets standards in the world of measuring technology. Whether you are measuring individual parameters or complete tools, whether in the manufacturing process or in the quality assurance, ZOLLER offers an economical and forward-looking solution and presents numerous innovations on its 160 m² comprehensive booth.

New Software Version 1.15 available

Ready for new challenges! The new software version provides you with a vast array of options. For example professional entry-level to cost-effective tool presetting with the new »pilot 1.0« image processing; the 'Turning Advisor' for genuine time savings during turning and milling machining operations and more options for the precise determination of tool contours with the »contur« measurement program. Benefit from this, and from many other useful features – contact us to learn more  

Open House @ ZOLLER UK, Derbyshire, 3rd and 4th February, 2016!

ZOLLER UK kindly invites you to the first Open House in 2016 on 3rd and 4th February in Derbyshire!  The event will allow you to access the benefits of presetting and understand how this process can transform your business. You will be presented with the facts to qualify our benefit claims, this could radically change your production efficiencies and ultimately increase your profitability. ZOLLER trained engineers are available throughout the two days for live demonstrations and expert advice. Last but not least, you keep abreast with the latest technology! For more information and sign up, please click here!

New cost-effective solution for reliable data transmission to the machine – »zidCode«

ZOLLER has a long-standing track record with its numerous solutions for process-reliable, fault-free communication via peripheral systems (such as storage systems) and with direct data transmission to the respective machine control units. Depending on the machine, this may involve different label formats, via file transfer, production control systems from many of the well-known providers, or via RFID systems in the desired technology variant (HF/UHF). New now: The new »zidCode«- tool identification system, developed exclusively, and jointly by ZOLLER and Balluff, provides fast, fault-free data transmission of the tool data measured on the ZOLLER tool presetter and measuring machine to the CNC machine. This constitutes a reliable, cost-effective alternative to previous solutions!

MAZAK - Best Of Machines Outils 2015, 8th - 10th December, 2015!

We kindly invite you to visit "Best Of Machines Outils 2015" at Yamazaki Mazak France in Villejust, FR. Experience live: ZOLLER presetting and measuring machine »venturion« with image processing »pilot 3.0« in combination with the TMS Tool Management Solutions for cost-effective organization of production!

»pomBasic« again extended by another application!

The ZOLLER inspection device »pomBasic« is the compact solution for a universal tool inspection – no matter which measuring parameters you would like to measure, the image processing software »pomSoft« measures any geometries of drills, milling cutters, countersinks – and now also saw blades! Thanks to a specially developed holding fixture and a 90° vertical and horizontal swivel axis, all the parameters of a saw blade can easily and quickly be measured: inserting tool, selecting measuring parameters and you're done!

Tool Management PLUS @ Aero Engineering Show, UK

From 4th to 5th of November, ZOLLER UK presents the modular premium class of tool presetting and measuring machines »venturion« in combination with Tool Management Solutions for an efficient manufacturing process. See live:  Aero Engineering Show, Birmingham, at Advanced Engineering NEC, the largest annual gathering of manufacturers & supply chain. Visit us, stand H6! We are looking forward to seeing you!

ZOLLER at EMO: Hall 6, Stand L18 M13

Look forward to more than 20 presetting, measuring and inspection solutions as well as new software functions for efficient Tool Management at the ZOLLER booth on EMO! NEW: »titan« - the new standards in the world of tool measuring technology; NEW: »threadCheck« - the helical tool professional and NEW: the Cost-per-Part analysis of the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions. In addition, you can take part in daily live presentations of more than 20 CAM interfaces and innovative products for process-reliable data transfer to the manufacturing machine. Visit us – we are looking forward to seeing you!

The thread pro among the inspecting and measuring machines: »threadCheck«

Distortion-free and accurate measurement of helical tools, in particular threaded taps or hob cutters, made easy: with six CNC-controlled axes and a swiveling optic carrier, you can measure geometries of complex threaded tools, threaded taps, cutters and forms and numerous other cutting tools in a fully automatic manner. All measurements are documented in detail. The photo-realistic and modular choice of »pilot 3.0« measuring programs allows »threadCheck« to meet a host of customer requirements. You can find further information, such as technical data, here.

ZOLLER meets SECO at ´Inspiration through Innovation´ Event, 23rd - 24th September, 2015

ZOLLER UK is delighted to present their professional range of tool presetters and tool management software at the SECO ‘Inspiration through Innovation’ Event on the 23rd and 24th September 2015. The free to attend “Inspiration through Innovation” event on the 23rd and 24th September 2015 will bring together the latest innovative, proven products and solutions from across the industry showcased at the impressive ‘Seco Tools’ facility in Alcester.

On display will be the ZOLLER tool presetting and measuring machine for the next generation »smile« and the modular premium class »venturion«, delivering complex measurements without operator intervention and include precision and repeatability as standard.

Also on display will be the intuitive tool management software TMS Tool Management Solutions which compliments the measuring machines with advanced CAM interfaces, vending solutions and much more.

TMS-PLUS: Your team for measurably more efficiency

The use of a setting and measuring instrument pays for itself rapidly – faster setup times, less machine downtime, less scrap. The combination with an efficient tool management system delivers even greater potential cost savings thanks to reduced tool searching times, zero-defect data transmission and the exploitation of the full potential of each tool – see yourself in this video how the use of TMS PLUS pays for itself. This powerful combination is your big PLUS: for a consistent process solution - from simple tool recording to transferring the actual data to the machine controls.
 

Next Stop: Paris, 15 - 21 June, 2015

We kindly invite you to visit us at the International Paris Air Show at our partner booth Aero'Alsace, hall 4, booth BC97! Experience and test our presetting and measuring machine »smile / pilot 3.0« for the professional start to the measurement of tools!

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

ZOLLER at Control, Stuttgart, May 5 - 8

We kindly invite you to visit ZOLLER on the Control, the international trade fair for quality assurance, in Hall 1 booth 1420. See the versatile solutions for inspecting and measuring tools for the incoming goods control, the production process and the final inspection - from workshop-oriented »pom« - inspection devices to universal measuring machines and automation solutions. Visitors of the Expo Moulding will find solutions for a transparent tool organization and specific measurement programs for guaranteed collision-free operation on the ZOLLER booth. Visit us - it's worth it!

Tool Management to go!

With the new ZOLLER App customers can now conveniently access tool data anytime and from anywhere. BRONZE, SILVER, GOLD - you find the right app for every software package in the app store. Master data, graphics, warehouse information and much more can be accessed remotely. Warehouse inventory and tool service lives or reasons for replacement can be documented on an iPhone or iPad. You want to learn more about the single apps? Read our press release „Tool Management To Go“.

Opens up new dimensions: »titan«

The new high-end measuring machine »titan« allows fully automated measurements including cutting edge preparation using one system. Five to seven CNC-driven axes of the ZOLLER »titan« measure every type of metal cutting tool with the highest precision from measuring the outer contours to operator-independent complete control through extensive documentation of the measured results. The ergonomic and easy operation of a measuring machine of this type offers an unbeatable advantage in terms of cost-efficiency and the quality of the micro-precise measurement of metal cutting tools. Read more here

New! »pomGenius«

»pomGenius«, the compact quintessence of the established and proven »genius« universal measuring machine, sold over five hundred times worldwide, now ideally complements the equipment of tool manufacturers and re-grinding businesses for standard rotary tools with top quality requirements as an entry-level or secondary machine. The compact, high performance universal measuring machine for the entire range of tools offers the complete tool range of the »genius 3« universal measuring machine – specifically adapted to the application spectrum of rotary tools up to a maximum diameter of 32 mm. Ask here for more information.

ZOLLER Open House - March 17 – 18, 2015

ZOLLER UK and partners invite you to take part in the Open House event at ZOLLER UK in Woodyard Lane, Foston. Besides the measuring machines »smile«, »venturion«, »redomatic« and »pomBasic« ZOLLER presents the TMS Tool Management Solutions for the organization of your tools through the entire production process as well as interfaces to CAM Systems such as EdgeCAM or CGtech. Also exhibiting: HAIMER (Tool Shrinking and Balancing), EdgeCAM (CAD CAM Software), Sys (3D Printing), OGP (Measuring Machines), Kennametal (Cutting Tools) and CGtech (VERICUT Software). Sign up now and call 01283 499 566.

»elephant« technology becomes a registered trademark

For an easier and more self-explanatory handling of the presetting and measuring machine, the proven ZOLLER »elephant« technology supports user since the year of 2007. Now it is officially registered as a trademark.This technology allows to measure tools automatically by a push of a button and without entering data. Visionary in former times, since then proven a hundred times on the market, unsurpassed to this day. See video  here

 

Easy linking of third party systems

The TMS Tool Management Solutions allow barrier-free and consistent communication with all common third party systems: starting with the CAM system, through cabinet and lift systems right to the machines. Today, tool identification systems using chips or QR codes and the orientation toward future requirements are already a reality. Test our promise LIVE and on location. Experience our portfolio of measuring equipment in conjunction with the TMS Tool Management Solutions for cost-effective organization of production at  AMB – ZOLLER live at booth H1, G72! Every step in the production chain will be on location - from CAD/CAM via inventory, presetting and measuring right up to and including the machine.

Modern convincing operating technology

The new »smile« convinces by its compact design and the ultra-modern operating technology. The new touch function ZOLLER myTouch »pilot 2 mT« impresses by intuitive operation and personalized settings. See more in the video or live in our show rooms worldwide!

ZOLLER at Control, May 6 to 9, 2014

ZOLLER exhibits at Control in Stuttgart solutions at shop floor level for inspecting and measuring tools during incoming control, production and final inspection. The first time at Control, ZOLLER presents the new high-end inspection and measuring machine for all precision tools called »titan«. It makes fully automated measuring processes including cutting edge preparation possible in one system. Come to see us in hall 1 booth 1420 – we guarantee, it is worth your time! Looking forward to seeing you

ZOLLER at GrindTec, Augsburg, Germany

Visit ZOLLER at GrindTec, the International Trade Fair for Grinding Technology from March 19-22. Experience the future of measuring “live” at our booth in hall 1-1045 with hands-on presentations on our measuring and inspection devices.  Regardless of whether it concerns straightforward standard measuring procedures or highly complex, individual inspection requirements: ZOLLER will be presenting the entire product range on tool inspection technology at the GrindTec! Come and visit us, it is bound to pay off! We look forward to seeing you at the show!

New options with »threadCheck«

The new universal measuring machine »threadCheck« from ZOLLER allows to measure helical threading tools and hobs without distorsion, and thus true to reality. Equipped with 6 CNC-controlled axes »threadCheck« is capable of measuring any type of metal cutting tools in a precise and automatic manner, starting from the outer contour of tools to the user-independent complete control and thorough logging of measurement results. With its large selection of measuring programs »threadCheck« meets a variety of requirements. For more information contact us here

New Tool Management Module: Resharpening operations

The module for resharpening operations extends the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions stock function with the option of regrinding or repairing tools. It supports the transparent processing of resharpening operations - delivery notes and orders can be printed out, the interaction between ordering system and stores guarantees smooth operation.
 

Now available - power-operated tool clamping in the entry level price category

This is the first time that power-operated tool clamping is available as an option in the entry level price category of the »smile« series. Especially with regard to HSK, this is a prime requirement for high changing accuracy at optimal operating comfort. Manual tool clamping is always influenced by operator's skill - now power-operated tool clamping provides micro-accurate changing options at the push of a button – quickly and with high repeat accuracy.

"Tool Cloud“ - a hot issue at the ZOLLER stand

Apart from the visitor’s darling »toolMax« the oversize database is the hottest attraction on the stand. It illustrates the trend towards a universal availability of tool data for production planning, simulation and programming. Multiple data entries and tedious typing belongs to the past. Tool data by the push of a button directly from the Internet - live presentations on this are given on the stand with the Kennametal Novo Application and the integrated ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions software.

Convincing new operating technology

Between more than 20 innovations, all of which deserve the name,  ZOLLER presents a new presetting and measuring machine which convinces by its compact design and the ultra-modern operating technology which is extremely easy to use. Apart from high-precision measuring results of the machine, the new touch function impresses by intuitive operation and personalized settings. Come and discover our innovations in Hall 3, Booth F25! We are looking forward to your visit!

ZOLLER at EMO 2013

Look forward to landmark technologies in measuring and inspection technology as well as new functions to our Tool Management Solutions – Visit us a hall 3, stand F25! Experience new automation solutions and a milestone in measurement technology. We will be presenting trend-setting innovations, all of which deserve the name.

In daily presentations at 2pm together with KROMI we will be demonstrating what efficient tool management across the entire process chain can look like.
 

»aralon«: Measures up "around the corner"

With the »aralon« ZOLLER offers a measuring machine specifically designed for the automotive industry. This machine can now also measure internal tool cutting edges very precisely. It is available in the basic version as »aralonBasic« and with four CNC-controlled axes as »aralon CNC«. You can experience these and numerous other innovations for maximum precision up to maximum efficiency in your production  live at: EMO 2013, hall 3, stand F25. Ask for your ticket - here and now!

New: Interface to the EWS tool catalog

ZOLLER offers a new interface to the EWS tool catalog which is used to import tool drawings and graphics directly into the data base of the ZOLLER Tool Management Solutions - with just one mouse click! The EWS tool catalog is used to search for part numbers, but it can also suggest the original equipment for a specific machine type. After the tool search has successfully been completed, the data are transferred directly from the cart into the ZOLLER database where they are available for further processing. Experience this live at EMO - Hall 3, Stand F25!

Software Update 1.12 now available!

The new version 1.12 of the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions and the image processing software »pilot 3.0«  are now available – letting you benefit immediately from the new and useful features. Next to the management of storage locations in the Tool Management Solutions, the section on "article characteristics/DIN4000" has undergone extensive further development. Convince yourself of the new functions offered by the image processing software »pilot 3.0«, such as the progress display for complex measuring processes and the numerous customizing options. For more information call  0049 7144 8970- 258 !
 

New! Compact solution »pomBasic«

With its newly designed »pomBasic« ZOLLER now offers a compact solution for universal tool inspection applications. Ready for use right next to the CNC grinding machine: Simply load the tool, measure, done. Uncomplicated and with automatic cutting edge detection for highest accuracy, user-driven measuring processes and inspection reports at the push of a button. You will soon be able to read more here about our innovative solution – or call +49 – 7144-8970-258.

Cost reduction in doubles: cooperation KROMI-ZOLLER

The partnership between ZOLLER and the Hamburg (Germany)-based tool management specialists KROMI has resulted in a data interface in the DIN 4000 structure. The master data of tools can now be imported directly and automatically 1:1 into the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions. Thus containing all relevant tool master data which is captured directly by the KROMI Tool Center KTC, the KROMI Kanban System as well as the KROMI eCommerce Software KeC. The result: cost reduction doubles – no personnel expenses and an end to multiple data collection.

ZOLLER at intec- Leipzig

Visit us in Hall 1 Booth 45A and experience at the show the »venturion 450« machine, our modular premium class of presetter and measuring machines. In addition we will show  the highlights of the ZOLLER »toolOrganizer« used for a simple determination of the exact storage place of tools and single components. Also convince yourself of the transparent and structured tool organization with TMS Tool Management Solutions and test live at our booth the consistency of the data, starting from order placement up to the delivery of the goods. We are looking forward to your visit!

Interface Tools United - ZOLLER

The interface to Tools United offers ZOLLER the possibility to import tool data from different manufacturers. Directly out of the tool data platform Tools United into the ZOLLER Tool Management Solutions data base – with just one mouse click! Any tool information and graphics can be transmitted from the ToolsUnited master data pool into the data base of the ZOLLER Tool Management Solutions. In addition to the graphics of the manufacturers own tool parameters can be created and stored. Tools can thus be found easily and quickly by means of the parameters or the order number at any time.

Reaching your goals faster with »gemini 2«

The ZOLLER »gemini 2« is unrivalled for its convenient, fast and precise presetting of crankshaft cutters, turning and broading tools. Now even for tools with a weight of up to 200 kilos. High clamping forces provide for an excellent repeat accuracy resulting in maximum measuring and presetting precision. You want to know more about the »gemini«? Just call +49 7144 8970 258 or fill in our contact form!
 

Workshops 2013 – register now!

ZOLLER Nord will continue their events “Efficient Manufacturing live” as well as the expert forums and workshops for measuring and testing technology in 2013. The events include almost exclusively practical presentation at the devices and machines. There has been an overwhelming demand for them this year. Register now for the event on January 31, 2013 with Makino and partners – the most competitive suppliers on the market will demonstrate how manufacturing can be made more efficient.

ZOLLER-On-Tour!

Do you want to test our presetter and measuring machines or our table measuring device for cutting edge preparation with your own tools? But the journey to our plant in Pleidelsheim is too long? No problem – we offer to make a visit at your plant! As of 2013 ZOLLER is back “on Tour”! Just give us a call and ZOLLER will start the tour bus - throughout Europe – with our products »smile«, »venturion« and »pomSkpGo« on board. Within a few minutes you can preset and measure your own tools and experience our user-friendly software surface and µ-precise results. For appointments, please contact Simon Zimmermann Tel: 0049 -7144 8970 258 or send us a message with the contact form below.

Highest precision throughout the entire manufacturing process

Consistently and directly. This week the EuroMold, world fair for moldmaking and tooling, design and application development, has opened its doors in Frankfurt. ZOLLER presents new products for tooling and moldmaking placing the main emphasis on more efficiency in production processes. Visit us in Hall 8.0, booth G02 and learn more about the new software solutions for collision-free operations. Experience the ZOLLER solutions for efficient manufacturing and test our presetter and measuring machines for quick and precise measuring live at the show!

Software module »tool realityCheck«

The software module »tool realityCheck« allows a quick preliminary collision check of tools – since collisions between machine and tool lead to expensive production downtimes. So far, users have only been able to ensure a collision-free machining while working in the single record mode. »tool realityCheck« records the nominal DXF contour at rotating tools, evaluates the tolerances – and gives the “Go”-ahead to start the machine – or the “stop” signal to avoid collision. Read more – or test the software module for yourself on our exhibition stand at the Euromold show in hall 8.0 stand G02.

New: ESPRIT-ZOLLER Interface

ZOLLER and DP Technology Corp., creator of ESPRIT®    computer-aided-manufacturing software are  pleased to introduce the new ESPRIT-ZOLLER Interface for ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions.
Designed for ease of use in data transfer between the ZOLLER database and ESPRIT CAM system, this new add-in makes it easy to create and manage tools. The new interface provides the CAM user simple and fast access to tool data for the tools available on the production floor. This results in a great reduction in programming time and tool preparation.
 

AMB 2012: Thank you for your visit!

The AMB was a great success - we would hereby like to thank all our booth visitors for the overwhelming interest in hands-on demonstrations of our new solutions in measuring technology as well as tool management solutions. The Tool Management area on the booth impressed the visitors through a transparent and structured visualization of the manufacturing process. Visitors were able to test continuous data transfer - from the receipt of the order to the delivery of the goods live at the booth. During many technical discussions the booth visitors were excited by the new solutions in measuring technology such as the »hobCheck« for the measuring of gear hobs and the »pomSkpGo«, our mobile revolution for the economic measuring of cutting edge roundings
Thank you very much for your interest in our company and products!

Successful start with home advantage

For ZOLLER the AMB show in Stuttgart started extremely promising with numerous customers from the South German region who were interested in measuring technology innovations such as the »hobCheck« and the  »pomSkpGo« machines. But also visitors from other regions and countries were very impressed of the user interfaces in their respective languages as well as the exceptionally user-friendly software not only of the measuring machines but also of the Tool Management Solutions. Come and join our booth in Hall 1, Stand G72 until Saturday!

Innovations live at AMB

During AMB visitors can test new functions for efficient tool management in combination with a CAM system live at the stand, especially the operator-friendly user interface to the CAM interfaces. The ZOLLER software user interface offers the operator his familiar CAM tool structure. At the stand visitors can expect the new available functions, such as the Hit-Flop list in the statistics module for the precise analysis and optimization of tool stocks, or the automatic generation of envelope contours from article characteristics. The ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions operate entirely on a DIN-4000 basis and can be integrated perfectly into your manufacturing processURL: https://www.google.com/analytics/settings/my_account

Ingenious automation solution

With the »roboSet«, ZOLLER offers an ingenious automation solution for companies with high tool throughput levels. »roboSet« loads your ZOLLER measuring device right around the clock in unmanned mode, i.e. requiring no personnel. That means that even complex measuring tasks can be processed in a fully automatic way, and 100% inspection is guaranteed.

Experience the »roboSet« live at IMTS, September 10-15, booth W-2022!

Largest presetting and measuring device

The largest presetting and measuring device ever built is now in active service in the USA for the second time. The ZOLLER »venturion 1600« is suitable for the measurement of tools up to a length of 1600 mm and a diameter of up to 1000 mm and is therefore ideally suited for use in the aerospace, shipbuilding and wind power sectors. This is the ZOLLER response to the growing need to process large components.

AMB preview: New user-oriented functions

Schedule now: AMB hall 1, stand G27! Besides product news in the field of presetting and measuring machines ZOLLER presents new functions for efficient tool management. Visitors can test new available functions, such as the Hit-Flop list in the statistics module for the precise analysis and optimization of tool stocks, or the automatic generation of envelope contours from article characteristics. The operator-friendly user interface to the CAM interfaces is especially noteworthy. The ZOLLER software user interface offers the operator his familiar CAM tool structure.

New Software Update available: »pilot 3.0« version 1.11

innovative technology combined with easy usability – this is where ZOLLER sets standards. With the current version 1.11 of »pilot 3.0« software ZOLLER has extended its worldwide unrivalled system of software modules including image processing technologies by such functions as the »cris« 3D measuring method, store location query and the generation of drawings from article characteristics. Contact us to find out more about the new software functions.

ZOLLER at meeting place of the industry

On the international trade fair for metal working, Westec, in California, ZOLLER presents the latest technologies for process-oriented measuring and inspection. ZOLLER also shows »flash«, the software module for fully-automatic tool life monitoring of the tools currently used. On booth 2944 visitors can test  for themselves the latest functions of ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions, which now offer new user-oriented functions including, among others, a Hit-Flop list for the statistics module, measuring and test equipment management, a 3D generator, as well as device management for high performance tool and stock management .

GrindTec 2012: ZOLLER solves measuring tasks for cutting tools – no matter what type or size

True to that motto ZOLLER will show product innovations at GrindTec 2012 in hall 1 – 1021. From March 14th to 17th  visitors can see the capability of the ZOLLER products for themselves. Innovations like the »hobCheck«, the universal genius for complete measurement of hob cutters with its unique evaluation software Or the mobile desktop device »pomSkpGo« for efficient measuring of edge roundings as well as the »genius 3« with »microsensor« for contactless, precise measuring of microgeometries. A world premiere will be the »caz-Sketcher« for automated generation of surfaces for 3D measurement of cutting tools. A cooperation with the ISBE GmbH.
 

ZOLLER Partner of „metal meets medical“

During the Metav fair ZOLLER will, together with nine other partners, present the digital factory at the special show “metal meets medical” in hall 15/stand E03. There you will learn about the entire process chain for the production of medical equipment . Intensive quality assurance is of extraordinary importance in medical production - and starts with tool presetting and measuring. We also invite you to test the latest measuring technology and innovative software applications at the ZOLLER stand in hall 14 / stand D30 providing you with efficient manufacturing solutions.

Successful kick-off event! ZOLLER Nord in Hanover launches new lean manufacturing event series.

ZOLLER Nord in Hanover is organizing a new series of lean manufacturing workshops and expert forums in 2012 – the events will focus on efficient manufacturing processes.   Each event will feature a unique hands-on approach. New technologies and practices can be applied and tested during the workshop on machines and tools available during the event. The kick-off event took place last week in cooperation with the ZOLLER partners MAKINO and HAIMER. It was very well received and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Check out our event calendar for upcoming dates and the registration link.

ZOLLER at NORTEC

From 25th to 28th of January, ZOLLER presents in cooperation with Camtech software solutions and high-quality measuring technology for efficient manufacturing processes at NORTEC, the trade fair for manufacturing technology. Visit us in hall A1 / booth 142 and see for yourself the efficiency increase by transparent data exchange between tool management and CAM system.

Solar power in 2012

Ever since ZOLLER products stand for cost effectiveness, power efficiency and equipment safety – and careful handling with resources is an essential aspect in product development. Consequently elaborating on this point the entire company roof of our headquarters in Pleidelsheim has been equipped with solar cells at the turn of the year, that feed a capacity of 245,00 kWp in tariff. All ZOLLER products have the goal to reduce energy costs by additional 15% until 2020

Strengthen our team!

You have a keen interest in working on true innovation and have knowledge in the development of device-specific software? You share the enthusiasm for checking and measuring technology? You are looking for a true challenge and would like to actively participate in the future of measuring? Our intelligent software modules including ZOLLER image processing technology are unequaled worldwide. It is our standard to stay innovation leader in the field of measuring technology for cutting tools – and thereby consequently keep profitability and user friendliness for the operator in focus. Therefor we are looking for personnel reinforcement especially in our computer science team. You find all our job advertisements here – just apply!

EuroMold 2011: ZOLLER presents new products for tool and mold making

Successful companies in tool and mold making already work with presetter and measuring machines.Consecutively these companies want to find software solutions to use this actual data for the contour evaluation in CAM. On the occassion of the EuroMold 2011 ZOLLER focuses on new products for cost savings and producitivtity increase in tool and mold making. Visit us in hall 8.0 booth G02!

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EMO 2011: High demand from all around the world

The EMO Hanover closed with a throughout positive review for ZOLLER. The booth occupied with international experts attracted visitors from all around the world. They were very impressed by the innovative power of the Swabian company. Especially the high performance tool management, which is delivered completely from ZOLLER from CAD/CAM system to the machine control, was enthusiastically tested by the visitors. Also the unprecedented possibilities of measuring technology which ZOLLER presented with innovations like »hobCheck«, »caz« or the »pom« series meet the current requirements that are placed to measuring, presetting and inspection of new tools and materials. More information at www.zoller.info/bestinclass