Tool Presetter automatically finds and tracks cutting edge.

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Combining aged ductile iron with Symmetry design methodology, Parsetter TMM Series 1500 is suited for presetting, measuring, and inspecting tools. Thermally stable, bench-top machine features NSK guide system, user-trammable column, Heidenhain sub-micron encoders, and match-ground roller bearing spindle. Offering mechanical positioning and repeatability of one micron or better, product has measuring envelop that can handle tools up to 600 mm in length and 420 mm in dia.

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Parlec Introduces the Parsetter TMM Series 1500 Tool Presetter

FAIRPORT, N.Y. - Parlec Inc., a worldwide leader in tooling, workholding and presetting solutions, today announced the introduction of its new Parsetter TMM Series 1500 Tool Presetter. The Parsetter Series 1500 Tool Presetter combines aged ductile iron with Symmetry design methodology to create one of the most thermally stable, consistently accurate presetters available today. It will be introduced this Fall at the IMTS at Booth E-2804.

The Parsetter 1500 Series is a bench-top machine that makes presetting, measuring and inspecting tools simple and easy. The 1500 offers mechanical positioning and repeatability of one micron or better. An NSK guide system, user-trammable column, Heidenhain sub-micron encoders, and match-ground, high-precision roller bearing spindle ensure the precise performance of the product. Complete presetting systems start at under $10,000 USD.

The Series 1500 measuring envelop can be configured to handle tools up to a 420mm maximum diameter and 600mm maximum length. Ergonomic, one-hand positioning allows the tool edge to come quickly into view, while the dynamic crosshairs automatically find and track the cutting edge. Flexible configuration of axial orientation and measurement values allow the Series 1500 system to be used for both turning and milling applications on one vertical presetter platform.

Other Series 1500 options include a touch screen operator interface, a fine adjust and pneumatic braking system, a high resolution LED array for tool surface inspection, centering optics for adjustment of turning tools, tool data management, communications, and an almost limitless inventory of spindle, length adjustment and tool adapter options. The Series 1500 can be applied as an entry-level presetting system or as a powerful and flexible component of an integrated tool management and quality system.

The Series 1500 is available now to ship from inventory in China, Europe and North America.

Parlec, Inc., the worldwide leader in tooling, workholding, and presetting solutions, offers more than 50 years of experience in CNC tooling innovation. The company provides a complete line of manufacturing products from its headquarters in Fairport, NY. Parlec offers unmatched levels of technology and support on a global basis with sales, engineering, manufacturing, and service throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Parlec's product family includes solutions for toolholding, boring, tapping, driven & static tooling, presetting and workholding, comprising more than 8,000 individual products. For more information on the company, visit

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