The newest tool presetting systems from BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc. (www.bigkaiser.com) are the STP-35 Basic and STP-35 EzVision Systems that match the accuracy and runout of the company's STP-34 system, with an extended Z-axis height to accommodate tools up to 20-in. long.
The system is thermo-balanced and its artificially aged pearlitic cast iron structure ensures that the equipment is fully isostatic and will not deform or distort over time or temperature change.
The company said the EzVision system's quick-gage capability measures any tool. It manages and displays tooling and cutting edges on the same monitor as the Speroni PC-based EzVision control. The system has display resolution of 0.00004 in. (0.001 mm) and features one-micron Heidenhein glass scales.
The EzVision control has a centering indicator box for presetting angular cuts, as in chamfering. It may also be used to calculate nose radii and angles. Episcopy, an STP-35 option, provides an easy way to detect defects or deformities by illuminating and magnifying the cutting edge.