The SPERONI SPI (Simple Post Interface) is the newest of BIG KAISER's Industry 4.0 upgrades to its offering of tool presetting solutions. SPI dramatically reduces the time and steps needed to transfer precise and accurate tool measurements to a machine tool.
“For those looking to enhance their return on investment beyond what a presetter already provides, SPI is a great option,” Jim Mayer, TMS manager at BIG KAISER, said. “It eliminates a handful of opportunities for human error and reduces set up 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 that’s then read by the SPI module at the machine control. The system can also be configured to send measurements directly into the tool NC’s offset table. For a demo of SPI, visit here.
While SPI doesn’t need to be paired with the INTELLIGO Tool Management solution to work on all BIG KAISER-offered presetters, the combination unlocks more features. It allows for monitoring of tool count going in and out of machines and allows 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.
SPI is available for controls such as Okuma, Fanuc, Heidenhain, Siemens and Mitsubishi.
BIG KAISER is a worldwide leader in high-precision tooling systems and solutions for the metalcutting industry that guarantee extreme accuracy and repeatability. Our products are of the utmost quality — manufactured with materials and craftsmanship that enable superior performance. As a member of the BIG DAISHOWA Group (Osaka, Japan), BIG KAISER has grown into a well-recognized global tooling provider, with manufacturing facilities in North America, Switzerland and Japan. In addition, BIG KAISER is the North American representative of Speroni tool measuring machines, Sphinx high performance drills, mptec measuring stands, Tekusa spindle cleaners and the UNILOCK zero point workholding system by Innotool.