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Vollmer UK Signs Service and Distribution Agreement With Zoller

Vollmer UK Signs Service and Distribution Agreement With Zoller

Added to MTDCNC by MTDCNC on 15 February 2013

Vollmer UK has signed an agreement with German pre-setting and tool measuring machine manufacturer Zoller, to service, support and sell its product range in the UK. Vollmer is renowned as the market leading machine tool supplier for the production of high specification cutting tools, so the new agreement will deliver a complete synergy between the two product portfolios. The new agreement will give manufacturers the equipment to pre-set, manufacture and inspect tools, all from one supplier.

Commenting upon the new agreement, Vollmer UK's Managing Director, Mr Peter Allen comments: "The synergy between our machine range and the Zoller pre-setting and measuring products is apparent. Both companies have unsurpassed reputations for high quality, high precision solutions for the setting, production and inspection of cutting tools. By working together, the Zoller range can be utilised for the pre-setting and calibration of tools, the Vollmer machine range can manufacture and polish whilst the Zoller inspection, measuring and tool management systems can qualify that the products are manufactured to specification with full conformity reports to meet the demands of ISO certification."

With Vollmer's reputation for providing exceptional customer support, Zoller was keen to build a relationship with Vollmer UK. The Vollmer UK team is currently undergoing a full Zoller training program to support the company's expanding UK customer base and to ensure that customers' annual calibration checks for ISO certification are fully met. The training will also incorporate full service and support of the Zoller range, as Vollmer UK will be responsible for selling the Smile, Smartcheck and Genius product ranges to the UK marketplace.

The Zoller Smile is a simple to operate universal tool pre-setter and measuring machine that has been designed specifically for measuring tools prior to the production process. This will be complemented by the SmartCheck machine that can be used manually or as a 3-axis CNC version. The Smartcheck provides an economical means of checking before and after sharpening and documenting to comply with ISO:9000 directives. Also, the swivelling incident light camera allows customers to check, measure and document the axial or radial geometries of tools with simplicity.

These two machines will be available from Vollmer UK, alongside the Genius universal measuring machine for the rapid testing of individual criteria through to complete, fully automatic operator independant checks on cutting tools. The measurement results are documented in detail and can be transferred to the grinding machines at the push of a button.

"For cutting tool manufacturers that are committed to delivering product ranges that exceed customer expectations with regard to quality and productivity; the addition of the Zoller portfolio gives Vollmer customers access to machine tools and expertise for the whole cutting tool life cycle. This cradle to grave expertise that is available from Vollmer is beyond anything available from alternate suppliers. The new working relationship will open doors for both parties, but will most importantly improve the service and support that our end users will receive," concludes Mr Allen.


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