DrillMeister features simple and swift drill head indexing due to its unique self-clamping system. Tool replacement is easy: just replace the drill head. There is no need to remove the entire drill body from the toolholder and re-adjust the tool overhang, thus reducing a large amount of tool change time. A drill head can be mounted or removed with small torque and can be done in the machine as needed.
Transparent tool management is the key issue in the development toward networked production for Industry 4.0. SCHUNK, the competence leader for clamping technology and gripping systems intends to push the development with the capability of unique toolholder identification by means of a data matrix code. Individual laser coding of all SCHUNK toolholders is already possible today. As part of its Industry 4.0 initiative, SCHUNK even offers the data matrix code free of charge with TRIBOS polygonal clamping components and TENDO hydraulic expansion toolholders (except TENDO E compact).
With the SCHUNK TENDO Slim 4ax hydraulic expansion toolholder it is now possible to combine the complete outside geometry of heat shrinking mountings according to DIN 69882-8 with the proven qualities of SCHUNK hydraulic expansion technology. The slim precision mounting makes it ideal for use in series production, particularly in the automotive industry.