QMT Features: April 2017
All set for accuracy
Bespoke pre-setting helps maximise precision

Brake and clutch manufacturer ALCON uses a ZOLLER venturion 450 universal tool presetting and measurement system ensure accuracy for its motorsport customers These include World Rally Championship teams, Formula teams and NASCAR.

Brian Cutler, Production Engineering Manager at ALCON, said: “We chose the ZOLLER venturion 450 tool presetter because we manufacture a multitude of complex products in a wide range of materials, often using tools weighing an average of 15 kilograms each. ZOLLER offered us the tailor-made solution we needed, and with fully automatic operation.
“ZOLLER UK were able to offer us a bespoke adapter which was modified and fitted to the machine. Alongside intuitive software that is able to interpret the 90 degree turn-through of our right angle headed tools.

“We are now able to programme our vast library of tools, and monitor drill and insert changes, ensuring the operator uses the correct tool for the job.”

The venturion 450 gives each operator with an individual log-on so that ALCON have full traceability of who has manned the machine –  which can be extremely important to its customers.
“Training prior to the delivery of the machine meant that our team had a deep understanding of how to operate the system and software from day one. We were especially impressed by ZOLLER UK’s ability to deliver exactly what we asked for swiftly and within the agreed amount of time.
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