The new TRISet optical tool presetting and measuring device from Schunk Inc. allows users to measure, check and adjust tools before using them. With the system, tools can be clamped, measured and adjusted outside the machine while the CNC machine carries on producing without any downtime. TRISet is suitable for all conventional toolclamping systems.
The setting devices are available in two measuring ranges: With a range of measurement of Z=400 mm and D=400 mm, and a measuring range of Z=600 mm and D=400 mm.
An integrated TRIBOS clamping device allows tools to be clamped in seconds. In contrast to other toolholding systems, with TRIBOS polygonal clamping technology no axial displacement occurs because clamping occurs only in the radial direction. The company said the system increases productivity because the use of preset tools helps to increase machine-running times and prevents rejects.
The system features menu operation via the knob/push button that enables quick and easy use. Length and diameter as well as cutting edge angle and cutting edge radius are detected within seconds due to ImageController1 image processing.