12/7/2009 | 1 MINUTE READ

Toolholding System Improvement

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Haimer announced that the cutting tools manufactured by Dauphin Precision Tool LLC and Berkshire Precision Tool LLC have become official Safe-Lock licensees. This licensing allows the companies to add the Safe-Lock modification to the shanks of their Brubaker, Data Flute, Fastcut and Weldon cutting tools if so desired by their customers.

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Haimer announced that the cutting tools manufactured by Dauphin Precision Tool LLC and Berkshire Precision Tool LLC have become official Safe-Lock licensees. This licensing allows the companies to add the Safe-Lock modification to the shanks of their Brubaker, Data Flute, Fastcut and Weldon cutting tools if so desired by their customers.

Safe-Lock is a system that combines the company’s specialized holder along with shank modifications to enhance toolholding stability and security. Our licensees can add a special set of grooves to the shank of cutting tools to prevent the tool from twisting out of the toolholder during extreme machining conditions. This modification on the cutting tool shank works in opposition to the direction of the cutting forces, enhancing the security of the toolholding. The system supports high metal removal rates, reduced scrap rates, promotes stability and reduces vibration, the company says.

The system’s enhanced grip is crucial in avoiding costly scrapping of parts because of tool pullout. Additionally, the system is designed to minimize runout, reduces vibration and can increase cutting tool life. The reduction in runout and vibration also enhance machine tool spindle performance and spindle life. A more stable and solid setup has allowed customers to push their machines much more aggressively, leading to deeper cuts and faster feed rates. Aerospace manufacturers in the United States have used Safe-Lock to triple their metal removal rates, dramatically improve their productivity and increase machining capacity without additional capital investment, the company says.

 

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