One of our most advanced tool presetting machines, The E68LA presetter machine is the autofocus option of the E68L. The autofocus function allows for search and automatic measurement for single and multi-edged cutters, providing an even higher level of precision.

Compared to the lower specification models, all quite capable in their own right, the construction, performance and design (particularly the electronic and software capability) provides considerable advantages.

Designed completely free-standing on its own integral base; E68LA features ground granite and stainless steel construction combined with a large Twin Screen digital camera system with full industrial PC architecture – these electronics and software provide operational and functional simplicity that is second to none.

Featuring the ultimate high precision spindle system that is fully interchangeable and utilises a one-piece cartridge with full mechanical tool clamping (pneumatic system) capable of clamping ISO/BT, HSK and Polygon/Capto tool shanks - eliminating the need for adaptors and the errors associated with their use. The construction of this system is more akin to a machine tool spindle than a tool presetter spindle!

The E68LA is also 'future proof' in that within the next twelve months our new 'MUST', Measurement User Support Technology, will become available to all existing users as an 'add on' option. The solution provides a whole new spin for 'CNC' on a tool presetter and features a unique and user friendly measuring program encased within a smart interface to allow selection and setting of all measuring points, number of cutters, theoretical values and tolerances. All on one single page and you decide how to measure and where/how to export the data (Post processor, TiD, RFID or simply save and print a complete report).

  • Vertically mounted full HD 22” TFT touch-screen industrial monitor.

  • Camera system with increased dimensions to allow a measurement of diameters up to 600mm.

  • Natural granite used for column and base with increased section compared to previous model.

Axis Movemements

All axis movements on the E68LA are servo controlled with absolutely no operator contact with the column. This drastically increases machine accuracy and repeatability over similar machines which incorporate the movement via a manual handle mounted on the column.

Software Package 

Integrated within the innovative software package is a complete tool management system and network port. Working via your DNC system our software converts measured tool data into CNC code for direct loading into the machine controller and associated tool offset pages.


Further capabilities include the ability to import and export .DXF CAD profiles for detailed checking and comparison on the twin screen camera system.

E68LA Tool Presetter Controls
E68LA Tool Presetter

No Deposit & 12 Months Interest Free

No Deposit, 12 month Interest free period may available for your purchase via the UK Governments Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) or the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). Both Government backed schemes are there to support businesses cash flow when making asset purchases, these schemes fund 100% of the Net purchase price (no deposit) with the first 12 months interest and fee free. Further information is available on the website or feel free to contact us to discuss with our appointed accredited lender.

E68LA Series Brochure

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Technical Features:

Measuring range: diameter max 600mm (radius 300mm) height max 800mm
Mono block machine structure in steel, floor mounted with 4 vibration damper adjustable supports
Base and column made of natural granite: linearity max error 2 µm/Mt certification with Taylor Hobson res.1 µm/Mt electronic millesimal level
ISO/BT/HSK/VDI/CAPTO …... etc. Interchangeable rotating spindle-holder (to be specified) max run-out error < 2 µm
Spindle index in four angular positions: 0°-90°-180°-270°
C axis visualisation: angular position of the spindle-holder with 0.01° resolution
Motor providing automatic rotation of the spindle with pneumatic engagement of the motion transmission for zero backlash (patented system)
Spindle-holder identification system (SP-ID) with NFC technology to automatically identify the spindle-holder after each replacement
Double vault arc prismatic slideways: n°2 X axis slideways, n°1 Z axis slideway
Double re-circulating ball bearing slides (four in total), lubricated for life (preloading slides/slideways: P/H class)
Universal motorized mechanic tool clamping (ISO/BT/HSK/CAPTO tools to be specified)
Pneumatic braking of the spindle-holder rotation with 3 pistons at 120°
Motorized axes movements
Control panel with micrometric handwheels and rapid movement buttons (2,5 m/min)

Vision-system for tool measuring and cutting inspection including:
- C-MOS sensor - Framed image area 8 x 8 mm
- 32X magnifications
- Bi-telecentric lens
- Red light episcopic leds illuminator with ring lens; red light diascopic led puntiform illuminator

Machine operator interface through:
- Full HD TFT 22" Touch Screen vertical monitor
- Intel Quad Core processor
- UBUNTU LINUX LTS operating system
- Data storage on solid state disk SSD
- 4 USB ports
- 1 RJ45 LAN networking port and Wireless connection

Standard software:
- CNC machine origin management
- Tool creation list and/or single tool, possibility to create a customised format
- Theoretical measurement and tolerance management
- Post Processor universal generator
- Automatic change of CNC machine origin allocation
- Printable tool set report
- Spindle-holder auto rotation with automatic tool measurement cycles for single cutter or multi edged cutter
- Peripheral speed of the spindle rotation is calculated and controlled based on the diameter of the current tool being measured
- DXF format drawings import capability for overlaying on live tool profile
- Tool profile acquisition exportable in DXF format
- Ready for TID infrastructure for tool identification with Datamatrix code
- Ready for magnetic chip code-holder (Balluff for example, hardware not included)
- Free software upgrade downloadable from internet

NEW ELBO CONTROLLI Linear Transducers in optical glass with GROUND GRANITE support type SLIDE GS371 certified HP laser

- Axes resolution: X= 1 µm, Z= 1 µm

-Anti-dust cover provided for when not in use

-Overall dimensions: Length = 1700mm, Height = 2300mm, Depth = 700mm

-Net weight: ∼ 570 Kg

- ISO/BT/HSK/CAPTO… etc. additional spindle-holder
- Diameter max 800 mm (radius 400 mm), height max 1000 mm
- Dymo label printer
- Double Full HD TFT 22" Touch Screen vertical monitor dedicated to TP32 software integration for tool management

X Axis Measure (Diameter) 600
Z Axis Measure (Length) 800
Natural Granite Base & Column OUI
Interchangeable Spindle Cartridge OUI
C Axis Display Spindle Body and Spindle Cartridge OUI
Interchangeable Spindle Max. Run-Out Error 2µm
Automatic Rotation of the Spindle OUI
Spindle Index in four Angular Positions (0º, -90º, -180º, -270º) OUI
Spindle Rotation Brake 3 pistons pneumatiques
Spindle Identification System (NFC recognition) OUI
Clamping System Mécanique
Tool Inspection Function/Capability OUI
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN Triple Camera System (Cutting Edge Inspection)
Main Camera System Resolution
Main Camera System Measuring Range (C-MOS Sensor Framed Image Area) 8mm x 8mm
Secondary 'Twin' Camera System Measuring Ranges (Framed Image Area)
Main Camera Magnification 32X
Secondary 'Twin' Camera System Magnifications
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN Certified Optical Scale Axes Resolution
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN GS371 Certified 'Natural Granite' Optical Scale Axes Resolution 1µm
Touch Screen System (Operator Interface) Écran TFT de 22 po en portrait
Keyboard and Mouse OUI
Electronics/Processor Processeur Intel Apollo Lake
Firmware/Operating System Ubuntu Linux LTS
Data Storage SSD
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN Tool Management Software E68L Logiciel
Tool Set Management and Post Processor Universal Generation OUI
DXF File Import and Creation OUI
Balluff Read/Write Ready (Balluff Hardware Required)? OUI
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN TiD Ready? OUI
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN TP32 Ready? OUI
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN IS 'Integrated Solution' with Twin Screen and Dual OS Option Ready? OUI