The newly developed auto-measure function on the Hathor SIX Presetter introduces a feature that is unique on this type of machine.

When “auto-measure” is performed, the spindle rotates at a speed that is calculated based on the peripheral diameter of the tool to ensure the cutting edge is captured with the highest level of accuracy.

In addition to this, as the highest point of each individual cutting edge is approached, the software calculates the deceleration and acceleration of the spindle to ensure absolutely precise measurement of each and every cutting edge is achieved. This is unlike other machines in the marketplace that use one constant rotational speed based on a set tool diameter, by instead linking the auto-measure function of the Presetter to the diameter of the tool being measured.

  • Automatic measure function in conjunction with a 15” TFT touch screen mounted horizontally for easy viewing.

  • Newly developed auto-measure function ensuring the cutting edge is captured with the highest level of accuracy.

  • Solid granite column and base to guarantee and maintain maximum accuracy.

Main Frame & Construction

Designed to be floor mounted with a machine structure in stainless steel to provide increased stiffness with higher accuracy and rigidity. Solid granite column and base to guarantee and maintain maximum accuracy.

Spindle System

A wide variety of tools can be pre-set utilizing interchangeable spindle cartridges rather than adaptors. This reduces the number of interface connections delivering accuracy across all spindle types.


Featuring an automatic measure function in conjunction with a 15” TFT touch screen mounted horizontally for easy viewing. The split-screen displays images of the current tool whilst allowing access to the current software functions.

Hathor SIX A Presetter
Hathor SIX A Presetter Auto-measure Screen

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.

Hathor 6A Brochure

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Technical Features:

Measuring range: diameter max. 400mm (radius 200mm), height max. 600mm
Machine structure in stainless-steel offering high mechanical resistance and long life, floor mounted with self-levelling supports in non-deformable steel
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………. etc. Interchangeable rotating spindle-holder (to be selected) max run-out error < 2 µm
Spindle index in four angular position: 0° - 90° - 180° - 270°
C axis display: spindle holder angular position 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) for additional spindle holder, mounted on the interchangeable spindle
Double vault arc prismatic slideways : n°2 X axis slideways, n°1 Z axis slideway
Double re-circulating ball bearing slides (three in total), lubricated for life (preloading slides/slideways: P/H class)
Universal mechanical tool clamping (ISO/BT only)
Pneumatic-mechanic braking of the spindle-holder rotation
Constant load Archimedean spiral spring (as opposed to a mass counter-balance system)

Vision-system for tool measuring and cutting inspection including:

- C-MOS sensor - Framed image area 6,4 x 6,4 mm
- Magnifications about 30X
- Bi-telecentric lens
- Red light episcopic less illuminator with ring lens, red light diascopic led puntiform illuminator

Machine operator interface through:
- TFT 15" colour Touch Screen
- Intel I3 Quad Core Processor
- UBUNTU 14.04 LTS LINUX operating system
- Data storage on solid state disk SSD
- X and Z axes block management with control maximum speed of translation 2mm/sec
- Three USB ports and one LAN networking port

Software standard:
- CNC machine origin management and adapters
- Tool list creation and/or single tool
- Automatic change of CNC machine origin allocation
- Td SIX (Tool Data SIX) to manage:
- tools set and Post Processor universal generator
- magnetic chip code-holder (Balluff for example, hardware not included).
- printable tool set report
- theoretical measurements and tolerances management
- Spindle-holder auto rotation with automatic tool measurement cycles
- Peripheral speed of the spindle rotation is calculated and controlled based on the diameter of the current tool being measured
- TLA technology (Tool Link App) for tool data transmission directly to numerical control memory (DNC)
- Ready for TID infrastructure for tool identification with Datamatrix code

ELBO CONTROLLI Linear Transducers in optical glass type SLIDE 371 certified HP laser
- Axes resolution: X= 1 µm, Z= 1 µm.

Anti-dust cover provided for when not in use.

Overall dimensions: Length = 1240 mm, Height = 1840 mm, Depth = 558 mm

Net weight: 190 kg

Hathor SIX A
X Axis Measure (Diameter) 400
Z Axis Measure (Length) 600
Natural Granite Base & Column JA
Interchangeable Spindle Cartridge JA
C Axis Display Spindle Body and Spindle Cartridge JA
Interchangeable Spindle Max. Run-Out Error 2µm
Automatic Rotation of the Spindle JA
Spindle Index in four Angular Positions (0º, -90º, -180º, -270º) JA
Spindle Rotation Brake Pneumatik
Spindle Identification System (NFC recognition) JA
Clamping System Mechanisch, Manuell
Tool Inspection Function/Capability JA
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN Triple Camera System (Cutting Edge Inspection) NEIN
Main Camera System Resolution 1µm
Main Camera System Measuring Range (C-MOS Sensor Framed Image Area) 6.4mm x 6.4mm
Secondary 'Twin' Camera System Measuring Ranges (Framed Image Area) NEIN
Main Camera Magnification 30X
Secondary 'Twin' Camera System Magnifications NEIN
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN Certified Optical Scale Axes Resolution 1µm
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN GS371 Certified 'Natural Granite' Optical Scale Axes Resolution NEIN
Touch Screen System (Operator Interface) TFT 15"
Keyboard and Mouse NEIN
Electronics/Processor Intel i3 Quad Core Processor
Firmware/Operating System Ubuntu Linux
Data Storage SSD
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN Tool Management Software TdSIX
Tool Set Management and Post Processor Universal Generation JA
DXF File Import and Creation NEIN
Balluff Read/Write Ready (Balluff Hardware Required)? JA
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN TiD Ready? JA
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN TP32 Ready? JA
Elbo Controlli NIKKEN IS 'Integrated Solution' with Twin Screen and Dual OS Option Ready? NEIN