Elbo Controlli-NIKKEN Hathor SIX A Presetter

Hathor SIX A

Elbo Controlli-NIKKEN Hathor SIX A Presetter

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.

Vision-system for tool measuring and cutting inspection including:
- C-MOS sensor - Framed image area 6,4 x 6,4 mm
- Magnifications about 30X
- 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
- Spindle-holder auto rotation with automatic tool measurement cycles
- 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

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Technical Features

Elbo Controlli-NIKKEN Hathor SIX A Presetter

Measuring range: diameter max. 400 mm (radius 200 mm), height max. 600 mm

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 body and spindle-holder

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 (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)

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