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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.

ZOLLER at WITS, October 17-19, Booth 49, 50

Experience live how to produce each batch efficiently, profitably, on time and with perfect quality with the ZOLLER »smile« tool presetter. Or put the ZOLLER »venturion« to the test, which combines outstanding and unique human engineering with maximum flexibility and precision. With »pomBasic«, the compact tool inspection solution, ZOLLER opens new options right where you need them, on the shop floor in the middle of your production facility. Linking the tool presetter and the »toolOrganizer« smart tool cabinet to our high performance tool management, the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions, is where the most significant manufacturing efficiencies can be achieved in everyday production operations. We look forward to your visit!

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!sm

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!

Smart Manufacturing LIVE

Clear tool identification, reliable process, and consistent tool data transfer are prerequisites for Smart Manufacturing. In the central ZOLLER tool database, z.One, tool data are organized throughout the entire lifecycle. In our Z.connect Smart Manufacturing workshops you will see all stations of the production process, from production planning to CAD/CAM, stock, and presetting and measuring. Choose your suitable location and join us! Sign up now !

Join us @ ESPRIT World Conference in June!

ZOLLER, a strong partner for manufacturing tool management, takes part for the fourth time at the ESPRIT World Conference in Universal City, Hollywood from June 12-16, 2017. Join us and benefit from new information about the ESPRIT CAM system, the ZOLLER interface to ESPRIT, and ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions software. What else will be waiting for you there? See for yourself, here! Sign up now — we look forward to seeing you!

Simply More Possibilities with the NEW »venturion 450«

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. See our new video and inquire now!

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!

ZOLLER @ PMTS, 25 - 27 April 2017!

At PMTS in Columbus, booth 1046, ZOLLER presents not only easy-to-use solutions for tool presetting, measurement and inspection like the »smile / pilot 2 mT« presetting and measuring machine. Visitors can also follow the whole digital process chain of the TMS Tool Management Solutions software – from CAD/CAM, and the »toolOrganizer« smart tool cabinet to the »venturion 450« tool presetter, and the machine control. With data consistency from drawing to machined part, using ZOLLER software solutions and the central z.One tool database, shop floors get ready for Industry 4.0. With a central tool database, ZOLLER combines virtual and real tool data, ensuring that the right data is available everywhere and at all times.

Visit us @ Northwest Machine Tool Expo, stand 756!

Experience live, 12 - 13 April 2017 in Portland, how to produce each batch efficiently, profitably, on time and with perfect quality with the ZOLLER tool presetter »smile«. Or put the ZOLLER »venturion« to the test, which combines outstanding and unique human engineering with maximum flexibility and precision. Linking the tool presetter to our high performance tool management, the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions, is where the most significant manufacturing efficiencies can be achieved in everyday production operations. We look forward to your visit!

Open for registration now: Workshops on Smart Manufacturing

You would like to know more about digital, smart manufacturing? Join us for some hands-on experience during our half day workshops. See a transparent tool life cycle management, learn how to reduce setup times, decrease tool costs and ensure economical manufacturing of even small batch sizes. Upcoming workshops: February 16 and March 23 in Torrance (CA), February 23 in Ann Arbor (MI). Find all dates and registration HERE 

NEW: »toolOrganizer« Bundle

To ensure tooling control at point of use, we offer you a new tool management solution — the »toolOrganizer« Bundle, perfect for presetters with »pilot 3.0« image processing. This bundle can be included with the purchase of a new ZOLLER presetter or as an add-on to any current presetter with a »pilot 3.0« controller. All this is available at one low price that includes the software, the »toolOrganizer« cabinet, shipping, installation, and one day of training. You're interested? Click here for more information!

Last Z.connect Events in 2016! Sign Up, Now!

From Silicon Valley to further Michigan area: The workshops focus on Smart Manufacturing and optimizing production processes by introducing a transparent tool inventory management with a centralized tool database. They are free of charge and everyone interested in experiencing hands-on live presentations on our TMS Tool Management Solutions is welcome! Choose your location and sign up here!

Successful IMTS 2016

The number of visitors at the IMTS show this year was just great – thank you for visiting our booth! Special interest was shown in “Digital Manufacturing” -  live demonstrations of  consistent tool data flow from drawing to machined part and new functions of the TMS tool management solutions. New developments such as »zidCode«, which ensure reliable tool data transfer to the machine and new automations solutions with »roboSet« were received with great interest. Our team looks back on an exciting week – thank you!

IMTS 2016 – ZOLLER booth W-2022

Prepare today for the market of tomorrow! ZOLLER opens up new dimensions — experience ZOLLER’s latest technology at IMTS 2016 and see how to optimize your production processes. Experience live the extensive product range and numerous innovations: the new smart automation solution »roboSet 2«, »pilot 1.0« for easy and fast tool presetting and measuring, new software solutions for an economical regrinding process, and innovative solutions such as »zidCode« for easy and safe tool data transfer. We would be delighted to welcome you at IMTS, North America’s largest international manufacturing technology show at booth W-2022.

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.

Only a few places left: Tool Inspection Workshop

Save the date or register now: Ann Arbor, MI, July 15, 2016! Whether tool manufacturer or grinding company; whether measuring individual parameters or handling complex measuring tasks; whether beginner or pro — you are cordially invited to the ZOLLER Tool Inspection Workshop! Presentations and Live Demonstrations of the comprehensive product line for tool measurement technology and process-oriented measuring (pom).

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!

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!

 

Beyond the Barriers @ ESPRIT World Conference, June 6-10!

After having broken the barriers last year, this year’s ESPRIT by DP Technology World Conference theme is “Beyond the Barriers”— also a perfect fit for our software solutions! Join us in Naples, Florida, June 6-10, and learn how to optimize and organize complex manufacturing processes more economically with the integration of the ESPRIT CAM system and ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions — together, a guarantee of perfect data flow! Sign up here!

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!

Sign up now for upcoming Z.connect workshops!

From west to east: ZOLLER launches the new event series Z.connect and kindly invites you to take part – wherever you currently are in the US! With our decades of practical experience, we have continually developed our solutions even with regard to requirements for Smart Manufacturing. The result is TMS Tool Management Solutions with three modular software packages for full cost control, transparency, and maximum efficiency in your production process. Test it yourself at one of our Tool Management Workshops.

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

Get started - it is so easy!

You may have a large number of tools in service, but may not have recorded any data for them? Even if a small amount of manual work remains to be done – a great deal of data information can be imported quickly from the Cloud, saving time. This enables you to load data directly to your database, or to do so in the form of an import file, from the portals of the MachiningCloud, from NOVO or from ToolsUnited. Also, component data can be downloaded from e-shops, such as the Hoffmann tool catalogue and DIN 4000 information and graphics can be saved in your ZOLLER database. The imported tool data can now be managed in your Tool Management System, they can be assembled into tools and be transmitted to your CAM system.

»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!

You can get so much more from your presetter!

You may be using a tool presetter and measuring device in your production facility, but do you have a tool management system in operation, too? With the individually structured tool library in »pilot 3.0« and image processing of your ZOLLER Tool Presetter and Measuring machine, you can depict your own tool structures, and you are set up for progressively more demanding requirements. Create the basis for efficient tool management: record tools and components along with their measuring parameters, tolerances, and graphics in your presetter tool library. Benefit immediately from shorter tooling times and enhanced process reliability.

Last 4 L&L events in 2015 – sign up now!

From Silicon Valley to further Michigan area: The workshops focus on optimizing production processes by introducing a transparent tool inventory management with a centralized tool data base. They are free of charge and everyone interested in experiencing hands-on live presentations on our TMS Tool Management Solutions is welcome! Choose your location and sign up here!

ZOLLER Inc. @WMTS in West Allis, October 06 - 08, 2015!

Experience live how to produce each batch efficiently, profitably, on time and with perfect quality with the ZOLLER tool presetter »smile«. Or put the ZOLLER »venturion« to the test, which combines outstanding and unique human engineering with maximum flexibility and precision. With »pomBasic«, the compact tool inspection solution, ZOLLER opens new options right where you need them, on the shop floor in the middle of your production facility. Linking the tool presetter to our high performance tool management, the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions, is where the most significant manufacturing efficiencies can be achieved in everyday production operations. We look forward to your visit!

ZOLLER at GearExpo 2015, October 20-22!

We kindly invite you to visit us on our booth 2151 at GearExpo in Detroit. Experience live the universal measuring machine »hobCheck« for fully automated and economical complete measurement and inspection of cylindrical hob cutters, quick and easy to use. With the user-friendly image processing »pilot 3.0« complete measurements as well as re-measurements of individual parameters are easily implemented by anyone. Additionally, the measurement results are automatically recorded in accordance with DIN 3968. For process-oriented measurement of edge roundings on cutting tools see live at our both »pomSkpGo«, the mobile inspection solution. We are looking forward to your visit!

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 at CMTS, 28 Sept – 1 Oct, booth #4404

Don’t miss out and visit CMTS 2015, Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show! Experience live ZOLLER »smile« tool presetter and measuring machine of the next generation with the unique ZOLLER myTouch operating technology »pilot 2 mT« which guarantees to produce each batch efficiently, profitably, on time and with perfect quality. Experience the process-oriented inspection machines »pomBasic« for a universal tool inspection and »pomSkpGo« for the measurement of edge roundings on cutting tools. Or put the ZOLLER »redomatic« to the test, a unique combination of presetting, measuring and shrinking machine. And learn how to speed up your productivity with the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions in combination with the storage system »toolOrganizer«. We look forward to your visit - see ZOLLER live on Booth # 4404.
 

Save the date: Upcoming Tool Management Workshops!

You would like to know more about efficient production? Join us for some hands-on experience with ZOLLER’s latest technology. Experience hands-on high-performance tool management solutions for an efficient ­manufacturing process live during our half day workshops. See how to reduce setup times, decrease tool costs and ensure economical manufacturing of even small batch sizes.  Upcoming workshops: July 16 and August 20 in Torrance (CA), July 28 and August 25 in Ann Arbor (MI), August 20 in East Hartford (CT) and Mason (OH). Participant numbers are limited to 10-15 maximum. For all dates and registration please click here

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

Alternative date for L&L in Mason!

We are very happy to notice that our L&L in Mason is totally booked up! Did you want to join this event but was too late for registration? No problem! Please consider joining us when we return to Mason, Ohio August 20th or October 22nd. Just click on your preferred date to register. If you are interested in an on-site presentation at your facility, please contact us 734.531.5749.

3 weeks left until ESPRIT World Conference in Olympic Valley!

In exactly 3 weeks, June 1 - 5, we expect you at the EWC ESPRIT World Conference in Olympic Valley, California! Let yourself be inspired by our TMS Tool Management Solutions for an organized and efficient production process and learn more about our partnership to ESPRIT! Utilizing the combined power of ESPRIT and ZOLLER, programmers are able to access the TMS Tool Management Solutions to search for, create, manage and store tools to be loaded directly into ESPRIT from a central database that provides a clear overview of available tooling. We are looking forward to seeing you there! Register now!

Next Stop: AeroDef in Dallas, April 20 – 23, 2015

Visit ZOLLER at the leading exposition and technical conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry in Dallas, booth # 438. Experience the ZOLLER myTouch operating technology »pilot 2 mT« on the presetting and measuring machine »smile« and the the ideal stand-alone introduction to your tool management »toolOrganizer«! We are looking forward to seeing you there!

ZOLLER @ PMTS, April 21 - 23, 2015

We kindly invite you to visit our booth 679, hall F, on PMTS in Columbus, Ohio! PMTS stands for Precision Machining Technology Show – and precision machining is exactly what the ZOLLER presetting, measuring and inspecting machines are all about. Experience some live and hands-on demonstrations of our premium class presetting and measuring machine »venturion 450 / CNC« as well as of the ZOLLER »smile p 2 mT«, the new generation of tool presetter and measuring machines with its super intuitive user interface. In Addition, with our software TMS Tool Management Solutions in combination with the ZOLLER »toolOrganizer« you are not only able to machine with precisely measured tools but also to most effectively organize tools throughout the entire production process. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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“.

POWER Lunch & Learn Seminar, March 04, 2015, New Jersey

We kindly invite you to our „Power“ Lunch & Learn Tool Management Seminar presented by companies in the forefront of supporting small, medium and large size manufacturing companies. The Power seminar agenda includes „real-world“ examples of enhanced work flow and strategies to produce your parts more efficiently. Click here for more information and here for registration .

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.

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 CAM interfaces

Continuous data flow from ordering to finished part - who would not want this? The TMS Tool Management Solutions allow an accessible and consistent communication between CAM, tool management, machinery and purchasing. Now, the user-friendly interfaces of the TMS Tool Management Solutions are available for two more CAM systems - and thus a total of 14 : hyperMill and Surfcam. The CAM operator intervenes directly from the CAM system in the Zoller TMS database - without leaving his system!

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  IMTS – ZOLLER live at booth W 2022! 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.

Tool Management Workshops: July & August in CA, MI, OH and IL

You would like to know more about efficient production? Join us for some hands-on experience with ZOLLER’s latest technology. Experience hands-on high-performance tool management solutions for an efficient ­manufacturing process live during our half day workshops.  The Workshops focus on optimizing production processes by introducing a transparent tool inventory management with a centralized tool data base. This is the basis to reduce setup times, decrease tool costs, ensure economical manufacturing of even small batch sizes and maintain an overall high process security. The workshops are free of charge but participant numbers are limited. Participant numbers per workshop are limited to 10-15 maximum. See here for all events

Process to Success, Troy - 27 June 2014

Don´t miss out on the event “Process for Success” on June 27th – see how to perfect your process and maximize profits! Tebis, SECO and ZOLLER will show how to overcome the challenges of your Mold Making process by developing a mold milling process that will help your shop get the most out of your machining environment. See here for the detailed programm.  We are looking forward to seeing you at Seco Tools, LLC in Troy!

Workshop June 2014: Drawing to part!

ZOLLER, Okuma and all Partners in THINC present the future of manufacturing at the upcoming Drawing to Part Workshop at Okuma Tech Center, Roselle, IL. Join us June 25th for our live demonstration with ZOLLER’s latest technology as we travel step-by-step from a drawing to a finished part. You will be amazed by the simple and seamless process. Register now! The workshop is free of charge but available seating is limited. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
 

ZOLLER at MMTS - May 12-14; booth # 562

Don’t miss out and visit MMTS 2014, Canada’s manufacturing event of the year! Experience live the new ZOLLER »smile« tool presetter and measuring machine of the next generation with the unique ZOLLER myTouch operating technology »pilot 2 mT« which guarantee to produce each batch efficiently, profitably, on time and with perfect quality. Or put the ZOLLER »redomatic« to the test, a unique combination of presetting, measuring and shrinking machine. And learn how to speed up your productivity with the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions. We look forward to your visit - see ZOLLER live on Booth # 562
 

ZINC launches Lunch&Learn Workshop series 2014

After last year's great success ZOLLER Inc. continues its series of tool management workshops in 2014 at various locations across the U.S.A. and Canada. The Workshops focus on optimizing production processes by introducing a transparent tool inventory management with a centralized tool data base. This is the basis to reduce setup times, decrease tool costs, ensure economical manufacturing of even small batch sizes and maintain an overall high process security. They are free of charge and everyone interested in experiencing hands-on tool management solutions is welcome to sign up. Participant numbers per workshop are limited to 10-15 maximum. Register online here
 

From drawing to part!

ZOLLER, Okuma and all Partners in Thinc present the future of manufacturing. During a workshop on March 12th in Charlotte, NC, participants can witness the seamless process: step-by-step from a drawing to a finished part. Experience yourself the live demonstration, register now! Don't miss out on this opportunity!

Don’t miss ZOLLER at AERODEF!

Visit ZOLLER at booth # 555! As the leading manufacturer of presetting and measuring machines and expert for tool management, ZOLLER will present efficient manufacturing solutions. Experience live the ZOLLER »smile« which guarantees to produce each batch profitably, on time and with perfect quality as well as the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions for an transparent manufacturing process. AERODEF - from Feb 25- 27, 2014, Long Beach, CA.  We look forward to your visit
 

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.

ZOLLER at WESTEC 2013

Don’t miss WESTEC 2013, the West Coast’s “can’t miss” event! As the leading manufacturer of presetting and measuring machines and expert for tool management solutions, ZOLLER will present from 15 - 17 october  the latest in measuring and inspection technology. We look forward to your visit - see ZOLLER live on Booth # 1705!
 

A new dimension of tool data management

EMO Visitors could experience the future of tool data management at the ZOLLER booth. The “tool-cloud”, in which more and more tool manufacturers provide data in the a cloud based system, is finally reality. As the first partner of the “machining cloud” Zoller is able to use the data to manage tools, assemblies, stock or provide data to CAM systems, ERP etc. One can import data such as 3D models or article characteristics directly from the cloud into the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions with the push of a button, no additional data entry necessary.
 

"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.

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 more than twenty 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!

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  +1 (734) 332-4851!

ZOLLER presents Interface at ESPRIT World Conference

From 6th to 10th May Esprit World Conference 2013 took place in St. Pete. During five days workshop, presentations and many technical discussions the participants were introduced to the ESPRIT CAM-System and the user-friendly ZOLLER-ESPRIT Interface. Clients, resellers and employees of ESPRIT were not only enthusiastic about the ZOLLER presentation but especially aboutthe introduction of our »toolMax«: finding tools, not searching!- click here for the video.
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ZOLLER opens satellite office at CCAT

As a next step in the flourishing relationship between CCAT (Connecticut Center of Advanced Technology), East Hartford, CT and ZOLLER Inc., both companies have recently entered into an agreement for a permanent and dedicated ZOLLER office space within CCAT’s facility.  This agreement is not only an outward sign for the commitment that’s behind this working relationship but also provides mutual benefits due to the gained proximity to manufacturing companies in Connecticut and all of New England served by both CCAT and ZOLLER. ZOLLER is currently looking for a qualified addition to its sales team to staff the new satellite office and will be able to provide even better sales and service support close to its customer base. CCAT on the other hand is looking forward to having a knowledgeable ZOLLER team member on hand at all times for their Lunch & Learn events, training sessions, open house or regular customer visits.
 

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  +1 (734) 531-5741

ZOLLER kicks off extensive Lunch & Learn Workshop Series

ZOLLER has kicked off an extensive Lunch & Learn Workshop Series at our various office locations across the USA and Canada as well as selected partner facilities. The most recent event held at our partner, the non-profit Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) confirmed both the need and interest in this type of workshop. The demonstration of the Tool Management Solutions as well as extensive hands-on experience on the »smile CNC/pilot 3.0« tool presetter was very well received. The Lunch & Learn workshops are free of charge and focus on educating area manufacturers on how to best optimize production processes, increase productivity and gain a competitive edge in today’s economy.  Register now HERE for the upcoming events in Charlotte (NC), Mississauga (ON), Meadville (PA) and others.

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.

Defeat deficient concentricity of any machine

Machines in daily use are bound to lose in concentricity. This can lead to scrap and poor production quality. ZOLLER »pilot 3.0« offers a special function to detect this loss in concentricity, assign it to the presetting machine and calculate it with the tool used. So any concentricity deficiency of the machine is taken it into account whenever this tool is measured to ensure correct machining of your workpiece. For more information call +1 (734) 332-4851!
 

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  +1 (734) 332-4851 or fill in our contact form!
 

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.

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.
 

Lunch&Learn: Sign up now!

Experience hands-on high-performance tool management solutions for an efficient ¬manufacturing process live during our half day seminars.  Starting from October 23rd, there will be seminars in Cypress, Torrence and van Nuys, CA.. See yourself ZOLLER‘s TMS Tool Management Solutions  - for the economical organization of your tools and machines. Register now!

IMTS 2012 – a great success!

Thanks to all visitors! The huge demand for hands-on demonstrations of our presetting and measuring machines as well as our Tool Management Solutions exceeded our expectations. The visitors also showed great interest in ZOLLER's latest highlight at the show, the »roboSet«, an ingenious automation solution for companies with high tool throughput levels. With roughly 900 visitors at our booth and a high number of exciting new projects the IMTS 2012 was a total success!
 

Excellent IMTS start

The opening day of the IMTS in Chicago exceeded our expectations on the first day already. ZOLLER presented a booth with many impressive highlights – one of them was the trade fair innovation »roboSet«. This automatic loading station is THE crowd puller at the booth. Another highlight at the booth is the new portable desktop measuring machine »pomSkpGo« for measuring cutting edge preparation which takes a typical laboratory application to the workshop floor. Many booth visitors have also taken the opportunity to get information on the new functions of the TMS Tool Management Solutions.

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.

Tool Management: New user-oriented functions

The ZOLLER Tool Management Solutions provide 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. For more information on ZOLLER Tool Management Solutions click here.

Partnership between CGTech and ZOLLER

CGTech, the developer of VERICUT CNC verification and simulation software and ZOLLER have announced a partnership. The ZOLLER software provides a direct link between the presetter and VERICUT. The mutual customers benefit from this partnership by having the ability to scan accurate 3D models of tool assemblies which can be easily transferred to VERICUT in a variety of CAD formats.

MMTS: Visit ZOLLER at booth #223!

MMTS is the largest and most important event servicing North America's French marketplace and the leading event for machine tools and factory automation technology. Don't miss out on this opportunity and visit ZOLLER at booth #223. Experience a hands-on presentation on our versatile »smile/pilot 2.0« universal tool presetter and measuring machine. Besides first class measuring machines, ZOLLER presents high performance tool management, the ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions. These offer interfaces to CAM systems and provide continuous data flow. Software modules for tool collision detection or tool life monitoring can be incorporated seamlessly. We look forward to your visit!

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.

Experience ZOLLER innovations live!

At Westec, LA, from March 27 to 29 ZOLLER presents first class machines and software for measuring machines as well as its high performance TMS Tool Management Solutions.

With »pomSkpGo« ZOLLER developed the mobile revolution for economical measuring of cutting edge roundings. See for yourself the presetting and measuring machine »smile CNC« for fully-automatic process reliable tool measurement. In addition to the innovations in presetting, measuring and testing machines, visitors of the trade show can also experience the high performance tool management system ZOLLER TMS Tool Management Solutions live on booth 2944 !

ZOLLER/Okuma Lunch & Learn in Chicago, IL

ZOLLER will be presenting at the lunch and learn series at the Okuma Tech Centers in Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL and Houston, TX, teaching attendees how to “Increase tool room efficiency” followed by lunch and a hands-on demonstrations educating attendees on the tool management process. For more information and registration click http://events.okuma.com/lnlchi1202

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!

NEW: The ZOLLER blog at www.CNC-Arena.com

Robert Auer, Sales Manager Export at ZOLLER, blogs weekly about projects and events from all over the world.
Today from Birmingham, UK: ZOLLER meets CAD/CAM - 3D scan creates Vericut and Delcam models. Check the ZOLLER CNC-Arena-Blog

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