ZOLLER products in practice
Good references are the best argument. Here you will find current user reports of customers regardless of size and which sector of industry they belong to. The user reports describe ZOLLER products in practical use.
H. Beck Machinery Ltd. (Windsor, ON, Canada) specializes in high-accuracy, large-scale CNC custom machining using 10 large machines from boring mills to a six-axis Droop + Rein mill and a five-axis Fidia machining center. ZOLLER tool management systems have saved H. Beck Machinery machine time and permitted longer untended machine operation in its machining of auto stamping dies from roughing to finishing.
VAT, an internationally operating Swiss company and market leader in vacuum valves for the semiconductor and vacuum coating industry, has been manufacturing in accordance with the zero defect principle for years.
Optimization of set-up times and tool life are objectives in any manufacturing operation. This usually focuses on machines, less often on lacking organization of tools. The GMN Paul Müller Industrie GmbH & Co. KG in Nuremberg, Germany, has created order in its tool management by introducing a ZOLLER solution, consisting of a tool presetter machine and the TMS Tool Management Solutions, a solution which has paid off: search times and corresponding longer machine operating times have been reduced, as have the costs for multiple stocks.
Promising growth potential has been forecast for large gears over the next years. This creates a demand for intelligent tool concepts. SANDVIK Coromant, world market leader for tool solutions in the metalprocessing industry, and ZOLLER, innovation leader in the field of tool measuring technology, have combined their expertise in a joint development project. The result is a unique technological solution with a true value-add for the user.
Efficient tool management not only saves tool costs but also speeds up NC programming and shortens positioning times. Always assuming of course that the CAM programmers are able to access the real tool data. Bombardier Transportation has therefore implemented an integrated solution at its Netphen location, where body shells and bogies for rail vehicles are produced. This integrated solution comprises the TopSolid'Cam software from Missler and the Tool Management Solutions system from ZOLLER.
Cummins engineers saw that valuable production time could be saved by investing in ZOLLER tool presetting and heat shrinking technology. Avoiding tool setting on-machine saves about 5 minutes per tool, engineers estimated. Typically 6 tools a day are changed on each machine, which means comes to a half-hour production saved per machine per day. Cummins estimates it is achieving about 20% greater efficiency in production, thanks to the ZOLLER off-line presetting. The plant now changes its heat-shrink cutting tools and accurately sets key dimensions to within microns without interfering with production.
Components in medtech applications are becoming ever more intricate and delicate while production tolerances continue to contract. Quite apart from that, materials finding use in medtech are difficult to machine in production, requiring a particular level of expertise. Despite these mounting challenges, medical device producer Synthes market leader in the fields of osteosynthesis and maxillary and spinal surgery has succeeded in appreciably stepping up both productivity and quality. Special presetting and measuring machines play a significant role in this.