Originally titled 'Anti-Pull System Delivers Tool Locking'
Rego-Fix’s secuRgrip anti-pull system locks the collet and cutter to the toolholder body to eliminate cutter slippage during demanding metal removal applications so the only possible failure mode is that of the cutting tool.
This anti-pull system works by utilizing the powRgrip’s tremendous gripping strength in conjunction with a locking system and threaded cap.
With secuRgrip’s added levels of cutting tool security, manufacturers, especially those within the aerospace industry, can experience more confidence when machining expensive castings and materials or complex parts. The system has a TIR of 0.0001” and enables manufacturers to preset their tool heights. Rego-Fix customers can modify their existing powRgrip holders for use with the system.
SecuRgrip does not require the purchase of expensive, specially modified end mills, but rather makes use of existing standard carbide or HSS end mill designs. Standard ground notches found on most Weldon-type end mills readily accept the locking key insert of the secuRgrip system.
The secuRgrip system quickly comes together by placing the small, profiled locking key insert into the flat of an industry-standard Weldon-type end mill. The end mill is then screwed into a collet with the same thread pattern. Next, the collet assembly is securely and accurately pressed together using the powRgrip mini-press before a small retaining cap is added to the outside of the holder to secure the collet to the holder.
The complete system will be available in January 2013.