The most advanced tool setter is based on probing technology and is integrated with the controller of the machine tool. So, what does a tool setter do? You can press a button to let the tool setter automatically detect the length of the tool (sometimes even the diameter), and then automatically enter the data into the tool table of the controller. The tool setter automates the entire business of length measurement tools.
Typical tool setter: Please pay attention to the setting method of the probe. We can measure the length and diameter of the tool by pulling down the tip of the probe. Normally, when measuring, the tool rotates in the reverse direction at a low speed. Reverse rotation keeps the tool from cutting the tool setter, and the rotation itself ensures the measurement of the lowest suspended blade or cutting tooth.
What does tool setter do? All in all, many lathes are now equipped with tool setting devices. The use of tool setter for tool setting can avoid errors in measurement and greatly improve the accuracy of tool setting.
At this point, you might think that the tool setter is the ultimate goal of automation and productivity when measuring length. It may be correct, but it really depends on whether your workshop needs to optimize the cycle time (the time the machine is running) or the setup time (the time the machine is idle).
If you have a lot of computer idle time, the tool setter should probably focus on reducing the setup time.
On the other hand, if your machine has been busy and you need to get more output from it, while your operator has free time, then you may need to try to use the "tool setter" to solve this problem and reuse that time .