Zoller Genius 3S enhances process at Flatley Engineering


Zoller Genius 3S enhances tool measuring routines at Flatley Engineering

Cutting tool manufacturer Flatley Engineering, which is part of the global OSG group of companies, is leveraging the technical capabilities of a Zoller Genius 3S universal tool measuring machine to help the business provide fully certified and traceable tools to its customers. Meticulous and comprehensive inspection is a key part of business as it allows the company to maintain the most complex of tool geometries and thus ensure design integrity across the entire manufacturing process. Along with a CNC control unit and camera, the Genius 3S features Zoller’s renowned Pilot image processing software. The machine also offers auto-focus capabilities, as well as a rotary encoder and Zoller’s Ace high precision spindle complete with power-operated clamping and braking. Designed as a robust unit that is able to withstand use in shop floor environments, the Genius 3S also provides inherently high levels of ergonomics and versatility, typically through modular set-up capabilities. What’s more, users can enjoy a measuring range of 600 by 175 by 100mm in the Z-, X- and Y-axis respectively, while the maximum diameter capacity is 340mm. Features favoured by Flatley Engineering include the ability of the Zoller machine to create and save electronic QC records, generate reports and, importantly, ease of use, which is facilitated in the main by Zoller’s Pilot 3.0 software. Although Zoller provides full training, learning how to use the machine is straightforward, ensuring that not just metrology lab personnel but grinding machine operatives are able to use the machine for first-off, in-process and final inspection routines on a daily basis. “Where Zoller is concerned, we see them as a very important link in continuing to deliver precision-manufactured tools to our end users,” concludes Mr O’Regan. “In short, the Zoller Genius is undoubtedly playing a big part as we move forward to new horizons.”

(Excerpts from Zoller UK Case Study)


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