When stepping into Horn USA’s 2,500-square-foot booth, visitors find many interactive displays related to the company’s tools, especially the 10 new products it’s unveiling at this year’s show. Booth W-1722 is a newly revamped space that not only boasts a 15-ft. by 30-ft. video wall where large TVs play videos of tools in motion, but also includes hands-on demos of Horn tools where visitors can see and touch the tools themselves. The booth also offers a touchscreen display that educates visitors about the company’s tooling options.
Although the interactive nature of the booth attracts traffic, there’s plenty of space for visitors and Horn associates to conduct business. “We are providing the freedom of space for browsing, meetings and discussion as well as a place for purchasing,” says Duane Drape, national sales manager, Horn USA.
Among the ten products being introduced in the U.S. for the first time are the 109 type Supermini series grooving and boring tools and the S100 cutting insert with internal cooling.
The 109 type Supermini series has a grooving and boring range of >6-mm diameter and is used in conjunction with the two existing series types 110 and 105. Type 109 provides cutter inserts that offer alternatives for working with reliable processes in the upper working range of type 105 and in the lower working range of type 110.
The S100 cutting insert family now offers a cutting insert with a 4-mm cutting width and an internal coolant supply. The coolant jet acts directly on the cutting zone. A funnel-shaped nozzle within the insert concentrates the coolant flow, assisting in the break-up of chips and reducing the danger of a chip jam. Formation of a built-up edge and the danger of cratering at the cutting edge are prevented, as well.