Understand the Benefits of a Tool Setting Probe for Your Shibaura Machine Tool

  • Machine Tools

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, November 9, 2021 - 

Going into 2022 shops are focused on ways to improve workpiece quality, while saving time and money. One of the most efficient ways to optimize your processes from the ground up is to consider adding a tool setter. 

Shibaura Machine partners with the Metrology Resource Group (MRG) out of Rockford, IL as our integrator in the installation and application assistance of the Renishaw RTS 3D touch-trigger tool setter on our machine tools. This tool setter provides broken tool detection and rapid measurement of tool length and diameter on a wide range of tools on our vertical turning lathe, horizontal boring mill and bridge style/double column machines.

The Value of a Tool Setter

Tool setting is a critical required part of efficient machine tool operation.  The addition of the Renishaw RTS 3D touch-trigger tool setter to your new Shibaura Machine’s machine tool enables you to reduce set-up time provides more time for machining cycles, improve process control and quality, reduce rework and scrap, less operator intervention and long service life. Usage of the tool setter helps to increase overall utilization of the machine tool. 

Imagine being able to free up your machinist. With the Renishaw RTS 3D touch-trigger tool setter, your machinist can rely on the machine tool to measure the cutting tool accurately and quickly. This significantly reduces overall machining time and leading to a more productive and profitable machine shop.

Shibaura Machine utilizes standard software to integrate the Renishaw RTS tool setter to the machine CNC control.

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