U-Tec Tool Adapter System Now Offered on Right Angle Heads

Originally titled 'Tool Adapter System Now Offered on Right Angle Heads'

Heimatec’s U-tec flexible adapter system is now available on all right-angle heads in the company’s line.

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Heimatec’s U-tec flexible adapter system is now available on all right-angle heads in the company’s line. The company plans to include its U-tec adapter system on all angle heads, going forward. This development will especially provide the system’s rigidity and quick-change capabilities to users doing deep hole drilling with extended tools. 

U-tec is the company’s flexible tool adapter system that allows a standard ER output live tool to accept various adapters for different applications. This allows users the ability to have quick changeover of tools on almost any lathe or mill, using a single live tool, without having to commit to a quick-change system on the initial purchase.

U-tec allows user flexibility, while a polygonal drive system ensures extremely high power transmission stability and faster setup with absolutely no loss in performance or accuracy, because the live tool base remains in position and only the adapter and collet get swapped out.

He went on to explain the unique collet nuts on the U-tec system have internal threading for rigid mounting and that this new tool adapter system enables the actual cutting tool to be brought into closer proximity to the bearing, thus further improving performance in use. This benefit results from the short and compact tool length design. Internal coolant up to 2,000 psi (140 bar) is provided as standard. 

Every adapter in the U-tec system, complete with any necessary clamping nuts and adapters for arbor, Weldon, CAT 40 and CAT 50, is now available in shell mill, face mill, ER extension, side lock, shrink fit, hydraulic and blank styles. The angle heads are compatible with most automatic toolchangers, feature 360-degree manual positioning and include torque arms and a stop block.

 

 

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