German clamping tool specialist BESSEY is providing an extensive range of information on self-adjusting toggle clamps on its new microsite in 12 languages. Designers, craftsmen and buyers can find technical details and interesting facts about the unique range of accessories as well as exciting excerpts from the history of the range.
In many production facilities, Weldon tool holders are used as the standard chuck for solid carbide milling cutters. However, the design of this type of chuck limits its application. Indeed, the tolerances of the fit for the tool adapter are high (at a clamping diameter of 20 mm, the maximum clearance is already 22 µm). This results in a large run-out error that causes imbalance, as well as wear on one side of the tool, creating adverse effects on machining quality.
Constant clamping forces, minimal maintenance costs as well as high energy efficiency, and productivity are assured with the versatile SCHUNK ROTA NCA power lathe chuck. With its large dimensioned through-hole for automated bar loading and its convenient clamping range, the weight-reduced lathe chuck covers an extremely wide range of applications.
To enhance milling performance on ISO S materials, cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant is introducing a series of end mills featuring unique geometries and grades. The CoroMill® Plura HFS (High-Feed Side milling) ISO S cutters deliver reliable and productive results on workpieces made from titanium and nickel-based alloys, bringing benefits to both aerospace engine and frame applications.
In the future, the high-precision SCHUNK TRIBOS polygonal clamping technology will also be used for lathes and automatic revolving transfer machines. SCHUNK, a competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology, has developed special polygonal toolholders with ER cone for this purpose, which can be combined with all commercially available mountings for ER collets and with driven tools in particular.
Finding and managing tool data can be a time consuming task. Making sure different tool items fit together when creating the tool assemblies for CAM programming can be equally difficult. This is why Sandvik Coromant is offering two different solutions for creating tool assemblies – to best suit your needs.
In response to strong demand for reliable machining solutions in the aerospace industry, cutting tool and tooling system specialist Sandvik Coromant has launched new tapping and thread milling tools for ISO S materials (titanium and nickel-based alloys). The products have been purpose-designed to deliver excellent process security on high-value components, such as engine casings, thus providing reductions in scrap rates and machine downtime.
“Industrial production is on the verge of a fundamental change,” underlined Dr. Markus Klaiber, Chief Technology Officer/CTO of SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG in Lauffen, Germany with a view to EMO 2017. “In the years ahead, the digitalization, use of mechatronic products, and automation of production processes, collaboration between humans and robots as well as intelligent networking of all process-relevant components will promote a new concept of industrial production.”
Following a four-year break, the world’s premier trade fair for the metalworking sector will once again be opening its doors in Hanover from 18 to 23 September 2017, attracting thousands of visitors from the trade. The WNT stand (Hall 5/B70) is sure to be extremely busy again this year, when the Kempten machining specialist will, at long last, be pre-senting its latest, highly innovative tool solutions. WNT has already announced a couple of the product highlights:
The SCHUNK VERO-S quick-change pallet modules offer a whole bundle of advantages for users when it comes to direct workpiece clamping without interfering contours: free 5-sided access to the workpiece, a defined clamping situation, high repeat and positioning accuracy, as well as high pull-down forces for challenging operations. SCHUNK further extends its modular system for workpiece direct clamping in order to ensure that the efficient principle will also work in the field of tool and mold making industries for free-form parts with complex geometries, small lot sizes, and high precision requirements.