Marlor Tooling is the first European user of the Walter Helicheck Pro tool measuring machine with integrated robot loader and pallet system. The robot loader allows for 100% unmanned tool inspection for the first time.
The cutting tool specialist, based in Peterborough, carried out tool inspection with the Walter Helicheck Pro tool measuring machine to a measuring resolution of 0.25 micron on the four-axis Helicheck Pro. Up to 4,000 tools, depending on size, can be accommodated on the machine’s four-pallet system.
Marlor Tooling’s tool manufacturing facility in Peterborough now has nine Walter Helitronic tool grinders, as well as another Helicheck Pro tool measuring machine.
The Helicheck Pro was supplied by Walter Ewag UK – a member of the United Grinding Group. In this particular case with Marlor Tooling, the machine also includes the option of automatic tool cleaning prior to measuring. The machine can handle tools and grinding wheel sets up to 200 mm diameter by 300 mm long. Three closed-circuit cameras are mounted at the solid granite base of the machine in order to conduct measurements from the front, back and top.
Marlor Tooling also houses a high-speed EDM machine as well as PCD/CBN-tipped tools, which, together with the new machinery result in the company being able to provide the full spectrum of special-purpose tool manufacturing and regrinding services.