Our E46LTW has recently gone through a redesign, with a brand new concept ergonomic platform completely free-standing on an integral base.

The NEW E46LTW features oversized ground granite and stainless steel construction combined and equipped with a 22’’ HD touch-screen monitor. The touch screen system is innovatively portrait mounted for easy viewing and operation. The screen layout and simple to use icon-based software design, which is split into two distinct sections, not only displays visible images of the current tool and profile but additionally allows access to the full functionality and new capabilities of the software and integral tool management system.

E46LTW is equipped with the original camera as on the E46L model but with the addition of a secondary high-resolution swivel camera (60X magnification with, in addition, 2X and 4X digital zoom capability) to allow and facilitate detailed inspection and geometry functions from both the side and top of the tool profile. This additional capability is particularly useful not only for CNC machinists but also benefits tool manufacturers to precisely measure linear and geometrical features of the tool profile.

  • The precision Spindle System is fully interchangeable and can accommodate cartridges for all types of machine tapers covering HSK, ISO, VDI, BT and more.

  • Featuring outputs including several USB ports and a network capability. Allowing for the transfer of post processed tool offset data from the tool management system, via a network or even memory stick, to the numerical control of individual machine tools.

  • This system allows the Presetter to identify each spindle cartridge as it is loaded and pinpoints or suggests the correct machine origins, whenever the spindle is changed.

E46LTW Tool Presetter
E46LTW Tool Presetter Measurement Camera

E46LTW Brochure

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E46LTW Tool Presetter

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Measuring range: Diameter max 320 mm (radius 160 mm); height max 600 mm. 

Standard mechanical/electronic and optical equipment: 

  • Base and column made of natural granite to guarantee the maximum accuracy: linearity max error 2 μm/Mt – certification with Taylor Hobson res.1 μm/Mt. electronic millesimal level. 
  • ELBO CONTROLLI NIKKEN Linear Transducers in optical glass type AS 371 certified HP laser: Axes resolution: X= 1 μm, Z= 1 μm. 
  • Machine structure in stainless steel offering high mechanical strength and long life, floor mounted with 3 fixed supports and one adjustable support in steel. 
  • ISO / BT / HSK / VDI...etc. Interchangeable rotating spindle-holder (to be specified) max run-out error < 2 μm. 
  • Spindle Index in four angular positions: 0°-90°-180°-270°. 
  • Spindle-holder Identification System (SP-ID) with NFC technology to automatically identify the spindle-holder after each replacement. 
  • Linear slideways: 2 for X axis slideways and 1 for Z axis slideway. 
  • Double re-circulating ball bearing slides (four in total), lubricated for life. Universal electro-mechanical tool clamping (ISO only). 
  • Pneumatic-mechanical braking of the spindle-holder rotation with radial compensation of the clamping force – no axis angular run error. 
  • Constant load Archimedean spiral spring (as opposed to a mass counter-balance system). 

Main Camera: 

  • Bi-telecentric lens. 
  • Optical doublets at low F/Number in order to eliminate the error of the clearness circle. Magnification 26X, digital zoom 2x and 4x available. 
  • C-MOS sensor 1.3 mega pixels, USB 2.0 high speed connection. 
  • Framed image area 10 x 10 mm (3 times larger than standard values). 
  • Episcopic illuminator with ring lens and red LED’s. Diascopic illuminator with puntiform red light. 

Second/Third Cameras: 

  • Bi-telecentric lens. 
  • Opportunity to view the tool from the top (front) of from the side (flank).
  • The twin camera design allows it to be retracted through 90 degrees to remove it from above the tool so as not to obstruct normal measuring processes. Magnification 60X, digital zoom 2x and 4x available. 
  • C-MOS sensor 1.3 mega pixels, USB 2.0 high speed connection. 
  • Framed image area 4 x 4 mm (3.9 μm/pixel). 
  • Illuminator: episcopic ring with diffused light and low angle reducing the possible glare caused by characteristics of the tool surfaces/materials. 

Machine operator interface through: 

  • Full HD LCD 22” colour Touch Screen monitor.
  • Intel I3 Quad Core Processor. 
  • UBUNTU LINUX 14.04 LTS operating system.
  • Data storage on solid state disk SSD. 
  • X and Z axes lock management for a translation speed lower than 2 mm/sec.
  • Four USB ports. 
  • One LAN networking port. 

Standard software: 

  • Operator-machine interface simple and intuitive by single screen function (based on ISO7000).
  • Ease of use thanks to the integrated touchscreen. 
  • CNC machine origin and spindle adaptor management.
  • Tool list creation and/or single tool. Also possibility to create a customized format.
  • Theoretical measurement and tolerance management. 
  • Tool set and Post Processor universal generator. 
  • Automatic change of CNC machine origin allocation.
  • Printable tool set report.
  • DXF format drawings import capability for overlaying a drawing on a live tool profile.
  • Tool profile acquisition exportable in DXF format.
  • Ready for TiD infrastructure for tool identification and data transfer using a data matrix tag/code.
  • Ready for Magnetic chip code-holders (Balluff for example, hardware not included and available as option).
  • Double OS and twin monitor option available to provide integration with Elbo Controlli NIKKEN TP32 management software.
  • Anti-dust cover provided for when not in use. 

Overall dimensions: Length = 1282 mm, Height = 1874 mm, Depth = 672 mm. Net weight: 265 kg.

X Axis Measure (Diameter) 320
Z Axis Measure (Length) 600
Natural Granite Base & Column
Interchangeable Spindle Cartridge
C Axis Display Spindle Body and Spindle Cartridge Option
Interchangeable Spindle Max. Run-Out Error 2µm
Automatic Rotation of the Spindle
Spindle Index in four Angular Positions (0º, -90º, -180º, -270º)
Spindle Rotation Brake Pneumatics
Spindle Identification System (NFC recognition) Option
Clamping System Manual Mechanics
Tool Inspection Function/Capability
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN Triple Camera System (Cutting Edge Inspection)
Main Camera System Resolution 1µm
Main Camera System Measuring Range (C-MOS Sensor Framed Image Area) 10mm x 10mm
Secondary 'Twin' Camera System Measuring Ranges (Framed Image Area) 4mm x 4mm
Main Camera Magnification 26X
Secondary 'Twin' Camera System Magnifications 60X
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN Certified Optical Scale Axes Resolution 1µm
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN GS371 Certified 'Natural Granite' Optical Scale Axes Resolution
Touch Screen System (Operator Interface) TFT 22" HD Colour Touch Screen
Keyboard and Mouse
Electronics/Processor Intel i3 Quad Core Processor
Firmware/Operating System Ubuntu Linux LTS
Data Storage SSD
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN Tool Management Software E46L software
Tool Set Management and Post Processor Universal Generation
DXF File Import and Creation
Balluff Read/Write Ready (Balluff Hardware Required)?
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN TiD Ready?
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN TP32 Ready?
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN IS 'Integrated Solution' with Twin Screen and Dual OS Option Ready?