Quick-Change Can Equal Quick Savings

Quick-change systems minimize the hassle of the tool change, cutting the process from several minutes to mere seconds. Shortened tool change time means more cutting time on the machine and increased productivity.

Columns From: 4/17/2014 Production Machining, ,

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Chris Felix

Tool changes on a machine can often be long and difficult, sometimes leaving the machinist to second-guess the decision to do so and attempt to perform the operation with the tool that is already in place. Quick-change systems, however, minimize the hassle of the tool change, cutting the process from several minutes to mere seconds. Shortened tool change time means more cutting time on the machine and increased productivity.

Here’s an ER collet chuck and quick-change system in a single toolholder, aimed at addressing cost concerns for companies focused on improving productivity. The QuickFlex system for driven toolholders from WTO USA features a modular design that allows customers to add quick-change adapters down the road.

The system covers a range of different tool clamping adapter types and sizes. Designed for precision and performance, it features a one-hand wrench that is used to hold the QuickFlex spindle while the large collet nut is tightened with the spanner wrench.

Read “ER Collet Chuck and Quick-Change System in One Toolholder” to learn more about how this quick-change system can save money while providing increased tool change flexibility.

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