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Darex will be exhibiting the XPS-16 automatic CNC drill bit sharpener. According to the company, this is an extremely accurate and versatile sharpener for high-tech applications. It can sharpen two-fluted HSS, cobalt, carbide and coated bits. It can sharpen to any angle from 118 to 150 degrees, and any bit between 3 and 16 mm in diameter. The sharpener’s CNC control allows the user to customize point styles for their needs and save them for future use.
This model features a number of updates, including doubling the number of stored drill files. The upgraded model also allows for split only operations, letting the user choose between no-split, X-split, R-split and split-only options. According to the company, the new sharpener is 20 percent faster. The start of the grind position has been incremented for a more efficient use of the abrasive for longer wheel life. In addition, greater resolution has been added to the motors for improved surface finish.
More technology – a lot more!
IMTS 2012 will be the year’s largest showcase of new product technologies and new process innovations. If you’re looking for machining, tooling, systems, software, solutions and more, you’ll find it at IMTS 2012.