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Modular grooving tools; Quick change collet chucks.

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July 2, 2019

The Liné Machines Aerostar’s compact design offers flexible pallet handling configurations. The closed structure ensures high rigidity while reducing temperature change effects, providing high precision and geometrical stability.

A lightweight, rigid mobile structure combined with linear motor drives allow smooth movement, guaranteeing accuracy and excellent surface finishing on machined parts when operating at high feed rate and acceleration.

Pallet loading/unloading is done offline, outside of the machining zone, on an intelligent twist-and-tilt loading station.

Fives Liné Machines Inc.

Modular grooving tools

TungModularSystem grooving and parting tools feature exchangeable modular blades that enable various tool combinations with minimum tool investment and inventory. Its secure insert clamping design and high-pressure through-coolant promotes long insert life and effective chip control for efficient grooving operations. The modular system streamlines tool changeover inside the machine, reducing downtime and tool inventory costs compared to monoblock shank holders.

Modular blades added to the standard line accommodate TungCut grooving inserts with 2mm to 6mm grooving widths in various geometries and grades and 4-cornered TetraForce-Cut and TetraMini-Cut inserts. All can use CHP, a high pressure through-coolant supply for chip control.

Tungaloy America Inc.

Quick change collet chucks

DKF series low-profile collet chucks feature a compact nose to increase tool clearance in tight workpiece and machining environments. With a fixed actuation system, DKF Quick-Change Compact Collet Chucks are engineered for first- and second-operation machining.

The fixed-length collet chuck is for bar machining and suitable for DC Varibore collet types with gripping ranges from 4mm to 65mm. The chuck tool allows changes within 10 seconds.

The collet chucks are easy to install and mount, and offer long service life. Mounting bolts and a custom-machined drawtube connector allow a chuck to be used out of the box. Collet chucks mount directly to the lathe spindle or use a precision adaptor plate to ensure consistent mounting without correction. With minimal need for adjustment, there is less machine downtime. Precision fit enhances overall system rigidity, and collet chuck bodies are case hardened for rigidity, strength, and durability.

Kitagawa Northtech Inc.