Using tool presetters, which are measurement devices can help shops save time, control run out and improve tool management. If you are using the same tool, tool presetters might not be of much use to you, other than when the tool wears down. Some job shops change tooling because of wear and because of new jobs.
Without the kind of control that tool presetters offer machining with too much run out accelerates tool wear by forcing one edge to perform the majority of the cutting. By not following this protocol a shop must take more shallow cuts or the shop might run slowly. Some tool setters use barcodes and the highest end models use RFID chips.
During 2008 there was a financial collapse. When the rebound of the economy happened, manufacturing was the leading industry in the United States economic recovery. Tool presetters have different ways of retaining the tool holder in the fixture during measurement. Some presetters using gravity, while others use a vacuum system. Some still use a clamp. By using a tool presetter a shop can learn to handle the responsibility of higher quality items. By learning to manage them, a shop can become more disciplined.