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Smile 420 at Advanced Engineering 2021

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The Smile 420 is a fully automated measuring and presetting machine, ready for Industry 4.0 and any production environment.

Supported by pilot 4.0 image processing software and zidCode data transfer, ZOLLER Smile saves hours of time and thousands in wasted operating costs year after year.

Cutting-edge components

Every part of a ZOLLER Smile has been considered to make every function intuitive and easy. The device tower can be manually adjusting using a single hand for smooth and precise alterations. It’s also precisely aligned with the high-accuracy spindle, which fits almost every type of tool holder without the need for major modifications.

The Smile’s metal alloy body makes for a sturdy base that can withstand the weight and forces that daily operation demands. This allows the machine to coexist with CNC cutters and lathes right on the production floor. Whilst your tools complete one job, the Smile can preset for another.

Staggering tasks like this saves exponential time and money. Shortening the tasks themselves and getting all your jobs right first time saves even more.

Print-and-scan data

Transferring tool data from one machine to another takes time and care to do accurately. Every manual entry presents the risk of mistaken keystrokes and general human error. The cost of these errors is a machine crash and wasted money on replacements or repairs.

ZOLLER’s zidCode eliminates these errors by capturing tool data in a simple printed QR code. This code is then scanned into CNC control, automatically populating the correct fields with no transfer errors and in a fraction of time taken for manual input. The zidCode hardware is easily retrofitted without the need for major modifications to the CNC machine.

For small to mid-sized businesses this can present a 45% time saving and greater process security.

Intuitive software

Pilot 4.0 software is the key to an intuitive workflow with maximised efficiency. Connecting your ZOLLER measuring machines with digital web applications, you can oversee the process from a desktop or even your smartphone.

Whether you are presetting, measuring, inspecting, managing, or automatically measuring tools – »pilot 4.0« always offers your own personalized programming interface, throughout the entire ZOLLER product landscape.

The simple user interface can be customised to create specific displays for the work environment, allowing quick access to favourite functions. Set colour codes and menu groups according to workflows and commonly used functions.

To make matters even easier, modern algorithms handle focus and automatic detection of cutting edge forms, numbers of cutting edges, numbers of stages and selection of the measuring range. Detailed precision measurement delivers key data at a glance. Easy overviews make comparisons quick and convenient.

Working in tandem

With a fully automated measurement machine, support from robust and intuitive software, and rapid data transfer with minimised human error, Smile 420 with pilot 4.0 and zidCode is next step for any manufacturer still relying on manual tool setting. Its Industry 4.0-ready integration and automation is ready to bring your shop floor right up to the cutting edge of manufacturing.

We’re going to be at Advanced Engineering, 3rd – 4th November at Birmingham’s NEC. Come and see us at Stand D82, Hall 3 and put us to the test. Register here or get in touch for more information.