Tecnara will exhibit its MST range of angle heads, consisting of the Modular, Solid and Flange, and Half series, which include heads for 90-degree, 45-degree and invariable-angle applications. All angle heads use through-coolant systems that cool both body and cutter simultaneously, providing long tool life and efficient machining, the company says. Cast iron housings, hardened spiral bevel gears and precision angular-contact ball bearings promote long-term performance.
The Modular series features interchangeable shanks and angle heads for short-run jobs. To meet new task requirements, heads and shanks can be changed within minutes, according to the company. The series has a range of projection lengths and collets available in 45- and 90-degree configurations. Extensions of 2", 4" and 6" are available, as well as miniature angle heads for tight-space applications.
For heavy-duty cutting, the Solid and Flange series is compatible with machines with solid heads of the same taper and flange. Heads of this series are equipped with an orientation ring and key, enabling the angle head to be set to any cutting direction. Angle heads are available in three angle-shaft configurations, including collet chuck, BT30 and CAT40 master-holder type. The company guarantees a TIR accuracy of 0.0002" at the cavity, and bolts attaching the head to the spindle face provide rigidity.
The Half series of angle heads is designed for light-duty operations, including drilling, tapping and milling. The lightweight and slim Mini model features a 1/4" chucking capacity, fitting into IDs as small as 1.42". Universal-type angle heads can cut from any angle between 0 degrees and 360 degrees and 0 degrees to ±120 degrees. All angle heads in this line are available in CAT, BT, HSK, Capto and KM shaft configurations.