Tools & Clamping

Facing up to the grooving challenge

CoroCut® QF is a new concept from cutting tool and tooling systems specialist Sandvik Coromant that has been developed exclusively for face grooving. Designed to deliver unmatched reliability and superior process security, even when machining deep and narrow face grooves, CoroCut QF also provides enhanced accessibility to awkward features.

All-directional turning goes inside out

Following last year’s launch of PrimeTurning™ methodology and tools for external turning operations, Sandvik Coromant is now introducing a dedicated CoroTurn® Prime SL head that makes this groundbreaking process available for internal turning operations. The new SL head will cater for the needs of oil and gas, aerospace and other manufacturers machining diameters in excess of 90 mm (3.5 inch), and overhangs up to 8-10xD.

Magnetic chucks display the clamping status – modular control unit increases user comfort

To further increase operating comfort, all SCHUNK MAGNOS square pole plates are equipped with a status display from now on by default. It displays the current clamping status continuously, even when the magnetic chuck has been disconnected from the control and is in a pallet storage with clamped workpiece for instance. SCHUNK is also putting a modular designed control unit onto the market, which gives users a high degree of flexibility and operating comfort. The SCHUNK MAGNOS KEH plus is universally suitable for all SCHUNK square and radial pole plates. One, two, four or eight magnetic chucks can be actuated at the same time, depending on the basic version.

Faster, Better, Stronger end Mills

The cutting tool industry has been trying for years to replace solid carbide end mills with indexable end mills. There have been many attempts, few, if any have been successful. One factor is the number of cutting teeth per unit of diameter is higher on solid carbide than with indexable end mills. Smaller diameter tools require higher RPMs. Higher RPMs increase the centrifugal force on the insert.

One-piece pull-down jaw combines precision and efficiency

The attractively priced SCHUNK pull-down jaw SNB promises high accuracy on the workpiece, minimal cleaning effort and a longer service life. Unlike previous chuck jaw systems on the market with active pull-down function, the SCHUNK SNB is built in one piece. This ensures a particularly precise workpiece support, a repeatable zero point independent of the clamping force present, increased stability when machining as well as minimal wear.

Precision coolant helps fasten thread-turning operations

The CoroThread® 266 thread-turning tool from Sandvik Coromant is available from 1st March 2018 with precision over- and under-coolant to improve process security and maximise efficiency. The addition of over-coolant improves chip formation for more secure machining, while under-coolant controls temperature for long and predictable tool life. Precision coolant also has positive effects on surface finish, further supporting the generation of high-quality threads.