Haimer recently announced that fellow cutting tool suppliers Duaphin Precision Tool and Berkshire Precision tool are now “Safe-Lock” licensees. This allows the companies to add Haimer’s Safe-Lock modification to the shanks of their Brubaker, Data Flute, Fastcut and Weldon cutting tools. Haimer is represented in the United States by Haimer USA in Villa Park, Illinois.
Safe-Lock combines a special holder from Haimer along with shank modifications that are said to enhance toolholding stability and security. Specifically, grooves added to the cutting tool shank work in opposition to the direction of the cutting forces, preventing the tool from twisting out of the holder during extreme machining conditions. In combination with the Safe Lock holder, this is said to allow the use of advanced shrink-fit systems with full confidence. According to the company, the system supports high metal removal rates while reducing scrap and vibration.