Iscar Launches Grooving and Turning Tool with Side Clamping

Iscar has introduced the GEHSR/L-SL tool family for Swiss-type and screw machines.

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Iscar has introduced the GEHSR/L-SL tool family for Swiss-type and screw machines. The tools are of an improved version of the GEHSR/L screw-clamped tools. The newly developed, user-friendly system enables the secure clamping of inserts by using the supplied key from either free side of the tool. After the clamping torx screw is activated from one side of the tool, a sealing plastic screw blocks the opposite side to prevent chip entry. If indexing is required from the opposite side, the screw can be switched to the other side.

The GEHSR/L-SL tools are now available in 10-, 12- and 16-mm shank sizes, carrying the GEPI and GEMI inserts with different geometries within a range of 2.2- to 3.2-mm widths.

The shorter head design of GEHSR\L tools provides higher rigidity and improved machining stability, allowing higher cutting conditions and enhanced surface finish characteristics, the company says.

When using Iscar’s existing holders, and most other manufacturers’ holders, the holder needs to be removed from the tool gang for insert indexing on small, Swiss-type machines. The tools enable insert indexing without removing the tool.

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