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Type 02 extended adapters and shrink-fit adapters have been added to Exsys Tool’s Preci-Flex line of high-precision modular tooling systems. Suited for use in most CNC turning centers, the system features a single-base holder and multiple tooling adapters that use the ER collet pocket. They are designed to speed tooling change-overs and increase accuracy. The system's compact design maximizes torque transmission and rigidity, resulting in increased accuracy and improved productivity.
The interchangable system features an extended collet chuck that enables the end mill to be positioned closer to the machine spindle or chuck. Their extended lengths are designed to eliminate tool-interference issues. The adapters adhere to the front face of the collet pocket, enabling the use collet diameters that are closer to those of the cutting tool. This provides more secure tool holding and enables tooling to be clamped at greater distances from the chuck while providing the same rigidity as a standard toolholder.
The shrink-fit adapters are said to deliver 100 percent clamping and connectivity around a tool’s entire shank diameter while increasing holding power, rigidity and accuracy.