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The virtual guide of Elbo Controlli NIKKEN products

2020-11-20 13:36:23

What is a Tutorial? A Tutorial is the international term for a step-by-step guide, such as writing or a video that illustrates how to use a certain program or application, explaining its functionality and features.

The Tutorial is born from the experience of an individual who is competent in a certain area and wants to transfer their knowledge to others: usually a knowledge collected over years of activity.

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Ideal CNC lathe tool presetter

2019-08-20 13:55:59

Lathe tools are easy to measure…not at all!

What is the advantage to measure lathe tools outside the machine? Is it much easier touch the workpiece as a reference or use the measuring arm? Why should we consider instead tool setting remote of the machine for external turning?

Very true ... yes, but there is a but! What measurements do we need? Are they sufficient? If the answer is ‘yes’, do not go further, if instead you have a doubt, it will probably be useful consider the following.

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How to measure the tools for CNC machines

2020-06-29 17:16:22

On every CNC machine there are preliminary operations that must be carried out before you can start ‘making chips’ - one of these is certainly the measurement of the tools. There are various methods to achieve this and within the following document we highlight the advantages and disadvantages for each.

The original and classic method is to touch the workpiece, or the machine table, using the tool itself in conjunction with a feeler gauge or even a piece of paper to establish the Z value (length) of the tool. 

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How transfer tool offsets to CNC machines

2019-08-20 13:55:28

In this article we explain how you can have the tool data sent directly to the Numerical Control.

There are various ways to transfer tool offsets to the CNC. Some are more suitable for older machines, others can be used with the latest generation controllers already equipped with a network card.

Elbo Controlli NIKKEN solutions, as standard, are adaptable to meet different requirements to effectively ‘talk’ to any type of NC existing in the workshop.

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Advantages of contact less tool presetters

2020-06-29 17:03:25

How to properly increase manufacturing efficiency in a mechanical workshop.

In recent years many machine shops and manufacturing companies have invested heavily in new CNC machines and have certainly increased their production capacity but the net result is not always to achieve higher total productivity.

A non-contact tool presetter is definitely a consideration which can assist any facility to head better towards this direction. Presetting ensures that an operator is no longer tying up valuable machine time for measuring tools and instead allows for a greater increase in the actual ‘cutting time’ available to production.

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How to measure a chamfer on a tool

2019-08-20 13:54:39

The simplest operation is sometimes very complicated if the appropriate tools are not used. Measuring a chamfer is essential for some types of machining.

It is useless to measure the height or diameter for a chamfer if I do not know the angular value, but above all, to preset the tool if I do not have complete knowledge of the data required to measure.

Elbo Controlli NIKKEN has developed in a simple and intuitive way to provide the function of measuring the angle of the tool being processed or, even better, the measurement of the diameter relating to a certain length.

It is therefore a simple and immediate operation to specify how many millimeters the tool should enter the work piece, to generate the desired chamfer.

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