ER Adaptor Facilitates Quick Tool Change

Available from American Q. C. Systems, the Q-Switch tooling system is designed for faster tool changes.

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Available from American Q.C. Systems, the Q-Switch tooling system is designed for faster tool changes. The ER-to-ER adaptor has a male back end shaped exactly like an ER collet and will fit in any ER-style holder. The female back end can hold ER collets one size smaller than the back end, and it is held in the holder with a standard nut. The system is designed to allow all tools for an entire job to be preset on the first shift while the machines are running.

According to the company, the system reduces downtime for tool changes by eliminating jogging the machine around, touching off and entering numbers into the control screen. The distance of the tool length is present off the machine on a presetter or comparator. Concentricity on the adaptor is within 0.0001" and can be checked off the machine with a spin fixture when presetting.