3/19/2012

ATC Alignment Tool for Fast and Precise Adjustments

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When automatically loading a toolholder, any misalignment of the ATC gripper to the spindle may cause damage to the spindle taper.

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When automatically loading a toolholder, any misalignment of the ATC gripper to the spindle may cause damage to the spindle taper. A misaligned, clamped toolholder leads to increased runout, thereby shortening the life of the machine tool, cutting tool and toolholder, the company says. The ATC alignment tool from Big Kaiser allows operators to easily avoid such problems by making sure the ATC gripper aligns the tool with extreme precision, which prevents any collision and potential damage. The tool may also be used to align the ATC gripper to the magazine tool pockets.
 
The tool features a built-in stylus that determines the high/low values when the plug is slowly rotated. The values are displayed on a 10-micron/div. dial indicator and reveal the eccentric direction—half of the gap between the high and low is the eccentric amount. Such eccentricities would be otherwise imperceptible.
 
The ATC alignment tool is the latest in the company’s range of precision machine inspection, installation and repair solutions.        

  

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