NEMI Tool Setter

April 22, 2016
NEMI Tool Setter enables off-line tool measurement

NEMI Tool Setter enables off-line tool measurementThe NEMI Tool Setter from Northern Engineering & Manufacturing Inc. enables off-line tool measurement, according to the website for the Zimmerman, Minn.-based company. The tool setter reportedly allows users to measure tools in seconds and be ready for the next job while the machine is still in production.

The device is said to eliminate downtime and costly machine damage that can occur while setting tools.

The company designs and manufactures tools intended to simplify CNC operations so that operators are able to pre-set tools at a workbench—without all of the bending and stretching that would otherwise be required. The NEMI Tool Setter reportedly allows operators to find the distance from the gage line of the holder to the tip of the cutting tool. This value becomes the tool offset number that gets entered into the CNC machine.

Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

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