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 Polygonal taper 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

E68LA Series Brochure

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E68LA Tool Presetter

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Measuring range: Diameter max 600 mm (radius 300 mm); height max 800 mm. 

Motor providing automatic rotation of the spindle with pneumatic engagement of the motion transmission providing zero backlash (patented system). 

C Axis visualisation for the angular position of the spindle-holder with 0.01º resolution. 

Elbo Controlli NIKKEN linear transducers in optical glass directly mounted onto granite supports. Slide GS371 certified with HP laser. Axes resolution: X = 1μm, Z = 1μm. 

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. Monoblock machine structure in steel, floor mounted with 4 vibration damper adjustable supports. 
  • 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 (five in total), lubricated for life. Universal motorised mechanical tool clamping (ISO/BT/HSK/polygonal taper tooling – to be specified). 
  • Pneumatic-mechanical braking of the spindle-holder rotation with 3 pistons at 120° position. 
  • Motorized axis movement. 
  • Control panel with micrometric handwheels and rapid movement buttons (2.5 m/mm). 
  • Constant load Archimedean spiral spring (as opposed to a mass counter-balance system). 

Vision-system for tool measuring and cutting inspection consisting of: 

  • C-MOS sensor – Framed image area 8 x 8 mm. 
  • Magnification around 32X. 
  • Bi-telecentric lens. 
  • Illuminator: episcopic ring-light LED’s, diascopic telecentric lenses spot-light red. 

Machine operator interface through: 

  • Full HD LCD 22” colour Touch Screen monitor. 
  • Intel Quad Core Processor. 
  • UBUNTU LINUX LTS operating system. 
  • Data storage on solid state disk SSD. 
  • Four USB ports. 
  • One LAN networking port and wireless connection. 

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. 
  • Spindle holder auto rotation with automatic tool measurement cycles for single cutter or multi-edged cutters. 
  • Peripheral speed of spindle rotation is calculated and controlled based on the diameter of the current tool being measured.
  • 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 = 1700 mm, Height = 2300 mm, Depth = 700 mm. Net weight: 570 Kg. 

X Axis Measure (Diameter) 600
Z Axis Measure (Length) 800
Natural Granite Base & Column
Interchangeable Spindle Cartridge
C Axis Display Spindle Body and Spindle Cartridge
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 Pneumatic 3 pistons @ 120º
Spindle Identification System (NFC recognition)
Clamping System Mechanic
Tool Inspection Function/Capability
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) TFT 22" HD Colour Touch Screen
Keyboard and Mouse
Electronics/Processor Industrial Motherboard with Intel Processor
Firmware/Operating System Ubuntu Linux LTS
Data Storage SSD
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN Tool Management Software E68L 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?