Big Kaiser Presetter Option Speeds Data Transfer to Machining Centers
The system can also be configured to send measurements directly into the numerical control tool’s offset table.
Big Kaiser’s Speroni SPI
Big Kaiser’s Speroni SPI (Simple Post Interface) is an upgraded tool presetting solution that reduces the time and steps needed to transfer precise and accurate tool measurements to a machine tool.
According to the company, SPI is a great option for manufacturers looking to enhance their return on investment beyond what a presetter already provides. SPI eliminates a handful of opportunities for human error and reduces setup times even further.
As opposed to measuring, printing a label and punching the data into the control, SPI prints a tool label with a QR code at the presetter, which is then read by the SPI module at the machine control. The system can also be configured to send measurements directly into the numerical control’s tool offset table.
While SPI doesn’t need to be paired with the Intelligo Tool Management solution to work on all Big Kaiser presetters, the combination unlocks more features. It enables monitoring of tool count going in and out of machines, and enables the tooling or setup manager to monitor tool life remotely. Managers can easily identify tools that need attention or need to be replaced for continued performance.
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